‘World’s first’ carbon control centre brings 20 new jobs to Wicklow

7 Nov 2013

Enterprise Ireland-backed Crowley Carbon is to create 20 new jobs at what is claimed to be the world’s first carbon control centre (C3), which will be located in Powerscourt, Enniskerry, Co Wicklow.

The state-of-the-art facility will enable Crowley Carbon to monitor, control and alert clients to any event that is causing their equipment to consume more energy than should be required.   

The ground-breaking, proprietary technology has been in development for the past two years and has undergone extensive testing at sites in Ireland where its use has reduced energy costs by as much as 30pc.

“With ever-rising energy costs, the rollout of C3 technology will allow businesses to be proactive, rather than reactive, towards any potential increases that may arise in relation to ongoing energy bills,” the company’s CEO Norman Crowley explained.

“By providing our customers with accurate, reliable, and real-time information around excessive energy consumption, Crowley Carbon has reset the benchmark for Irish consumers and businesses, all of whom will benefit from the significant cost savings, job creation and environmental benefits that will arise as a direct consequence of greatly reduced energy consumption.”

Energy services economy

Crowley Carbon is a new type of energy services company that installs products and solutions to reduce a business’ energy costs by up to 30pc.

The Irish firm has invented and licensed more than 80 products to address energy usage in all areas of a client’s business. Clients of Crowley Carbon include Vodafone, Dawn Foods, Pfizer, and Johnson and Johnson.

The year 2012 saw Crowley Carbon announce a €64m deal with Emrill, one of the largest facilities management companies in the Middle East, and saw the company create 35 new jobs for Enniskerry and deploy its smart building technology to some of the tallest residential and commercial towers in the world from its carbon control centre in Enniskerry.

Ben Churchill, Emrill’s managing director, said of the launch: “Emrill has always been at the forefront of energy-led facilities management and is delighted to be C3’s inaugural client.

“Crowley Carbon is a world-leader in the green-technology revolution and its latest pioneering breakthrough will enable Emrill to further its commitment to achieving significant cost-savings and environmental sustainability across its sites in years to come,” Churchill said.

Internet of things

For a monthly service fee, C3 customers will receive 24/7 monitoring from a team of engineers who will constantly review up to 800 energy-consuming points throughout a client’s site.

The centre is the first to integrate the multi billion-dollar technology revolution known as internet of things, with a product for the energy-efficiency market.

The internet of things represents a new era for the digital age by enabling devices ranging from domestic fridges to industrial chillers and everything in between to communicate and be controlled over the internet.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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