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UCC/Tyndall Finalist in the Sustainable Energy Awards 2013 - We need your Vote!!

21 Oct 2013

UCC/Tyndall has been selected as a Finalist in the Sustainable Energy Awards 2013 - We need your VOTE!! (See Buildings & Estates email dated 18th October 2013 for details on how to vote or go to SEAI website)


Dear All


UCC/Tyndall has been selected as a Finalist in the Sustainable Energy Awards 2013.

To celebrate 10 years of the Awards, 10 organisations have been selected as finalists in the Legacy Category. 


Can you please vote no 1 for UCC/Tyndall at this link – Thank you!


This is a great opportunity for you to help in promoting our energy reduction campaign and highlight our efforts nationally –

You may also be lucky as SEAI is running a competition where anyone who votes will be entered into a draw to win a Home Heating Control system courtesy of Electric Ireland!!


In past awards UCC/Tyndall have been shortlisted as finalist every year in at least one category and were successful in winning five awards as follows:


2005 Awards Winner- Thermal Energy Project- Glucksman Gallery :

This project demonstrated innovative design/operation of UCC’s Art Gallery which consisted of GETTS (Ground Energy Thermal Transfer System).


2008 Overall Category Winner for Excellence in Building Design /Specification:

This project demonstrated energy efficient design of
the 6000 m2 post graduate library.


2010 Renewable Energy Systems: Data centre heat recovery project:

This project involved the installation of a new data centre at Tyndall National Institute with water cooled units and recovering heat from the data centre /utilising this heat to provide heating to a 5000m2 research building.


2011 Renewable Energy Systems:

This renewable energy project is centred on a 1 MW Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) which provides heating & cooling for the Western Gateway Building.  Ground Water which has been heated by solar energy is the main heat source with heat rejected from a server room as a secondary source.


2012 Outstanding leadership in energy management:

This award recognised leadership shown by Tyndall National Institute, who reduced their energy consumption by 49% over a 4 year period through series of operational/ organisational changes.


The next stages of the judging process are as follows:


  • Our entry will be subject to an online public vote and judges’ evaluation. Each will contribute 50% to your overall score.  This is where you come in please vote and forward email to everybody you know!
  • The three finalists with the highest overall score will go forward to a final decision process, the winner being decided by the past and present CEOs of SEAI.
  • The overall winner will be announced on 21st November.


The voting is straight forward:

  • Each voter must select their top three finalists
  • A verification email will be sent to each voter
  • This email link must be activated for the vote to count
  • There is only one vote allowed per person


Please get voting at this link


Many thanks if you Vote and pass this email on to all your contacts.


All the Best


UCC/Tyndall Energy Management





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