The Hive Innovation Centre and Lough Rynn Hotel were named by most participants as the building considered to be using the most energy efficient technologies in a focus group held as part of the SECURE Smarter Energy Communities project.
Leitrim County Council is a partner in a new 3 year (2016 – 2019) transnational project called SECURE, which aims to help build the capacity of organisations such as the local authority to deploy successful energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and solutions in housing and public infrastructure. As part of the project, Leitrim County Council worked with Leitrim LEO to get an idea from people in Mohill on how they access information on energy efficiency and renewable technologies and what buildings use very good energy efficiency technologies.
SECURE is co-funded by the EU’s Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Programme. The learning across peripheral and arctic regions on energy efficiency and use of renewable technologies will be shared between partners and to communities they serve.
For more information on the results of the Focus Group click here.
The project partnership includes eight partners across the Northern and Arctic Region: Ernact, Leitrim and Donegal County Councils (ROI), Derry City & Strabane District Council (NI), Association of Local Authorities in Vasternorrland (ALAV) in Sweden, Karella University of Applied Sciences in Finland, Umhvørvisstovan in Faroe Islands and the Ecology Action Centre (Canada).
As part of EU, Energy week, Leitrim County Council worked with Leitrim Local Enterprise Office to carry out a focus group in Mohill, County Leitrim. Mohill is currently in the early stages of forming a smarter energy community along with the SEAI. Participants in the Focus Group were asked to complete a short questionnaire to ascertain their interest, knowledge and sources of information on energy efficiency and renewable technology.