IDA South West
Ireland’s inward investment promotion agency, the IDA, is a non-commercial, semi-state body promoting Foreign Direct Investment into Ireland through a wide range of services

Project Detail

In 2017 the IDA completed a 2,543m² Advance Technology Building (ATB) in the Kerry Technology Park, Tralee. The Advance Technology building is designed to provide high quality production and office accommodation, which will be suitable for future technology or life sciences projects. Construction, by Eamon Costello (Kerry) Ltd, commenced in August 2016 and PereGreen accessed the site for installation in May 2017.

Project Requirements

The following priorities were specified by the client:

  • Appropriate light levels for office environment
  • Occupancy sensors, where practical
  • Efficient energy consumption solution
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • PereGreen Solution

    The IDA Advanced Technology Building fit-out included:

  • 150w Linear LED High Bays mounted at 10m height
  • Occupancy Sensors on all fixtures to ensure that the building maximizes energy & cost savings over its lifetime
  • Half of the fixtures include their own Emergency Battery backup to guarantee business continuity
    PereGreen worked closely with the Electrical contractors, Freeman Electrical, to ensure the project was on schedule, taking only 2 days to fully install and commission the system.
  • Portfolio Categories:

    Retail & Office 


    South Doc
    SouthDoc provides access to family doctor services for urgent medical needs in Kerry and Cork.

    Project Detail

    SouthDoc have multiple facilities in Cork & Kerry with a HQ and call centre in Killarney, Co. Kerry. With so many facilities, lighting energy costs, including ongoing maintenance costs, were a significant expenditure. SouthDoc contracted PereGreen Energy to audit all medical centres, identify the highest energy consuming locations and recommend and implement a suitable lighting solution.

    Project Requirements

    The following priorities were specified by the client:

  • Appropriate light levels for surgery & office environment
  • Prioritise employee and patient comfort
  • Emergency lighting upgrade
  • Occupancy sensors, where practical
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Access grant funding to offset the cost of the lighting upgrade
  • No interruption of service / ensure business continuity
  • PereGreen Solution

    PereGreen audited eight SouthDoc locations, including the headquarters in Killarney. We used a low wattage, high output LED Panel to replace the existing fluorescent lights, very often reducing the number of fixtures required. These LED Panels came with integrated Emergency backup so the lights remain on if there is a power cut. In bathrooms, hallways & staff areas, we used fixtures with integrated occupancy sensors, as these are generally areas where the lights are needlessly left on for hours. Exterior lighting is important as the doctors, on-call staff, paramedics all work at night and are often loading/unloading ambulances. We retrofitted all the exterior lighting with weatherproof exterior LED flood lighting. The high efficiency of these lamps allowed them to remain on all night, at minimal running cost.

    Results:
  • Energy consumption reduced by 70%
  • Annual energy savings 130,000 kWh
  • Maintenance costs eliminated, saving €5,200 per year
  • Grant financing contribution of 25% of the project cost
  • Project payback less than 1.5 years.
  • Portfolio Categories:

    Retail & Office