Irish Rail invests in green tech to cut its energy costs

27 Oct 2016

Irish Rail saved €22m in 2015 through energy efficienct planning. Image: Rodrigo Bellizzi/Shutterstock

Irish Rail has invested in a new energy management system to enable the achievement of future savings.

Under its ISO 5001 programme, Irish Rail claims to have reduced costs by €22m as part of an ongoing strategy to become more energy efficient.

Irish tech company ResourceKraft has been awarded the contract to deploy a new energy measurement system with service partners King and Moffatt Building Services.

Irish Rail, which operates nationwide commuter rail services including DART services in Dublin, will use the system to measure and verify conservation measures and meet government reporting obligations.

‘Rail’ big savings anticipated

“ResourceKraft EMIS system will aid us in the management of our energy costs and identification of savings,” said David Franks, CEO of Irish Rail.

“This is an important investment in Irish Rail’s commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability.”

ResourceKraft invests in and develops its own intellectual property – ensuring that it drives its own product development roadmap.

“We look forward to working together to further reduce Irish Rail’s energy use and aid their implementation of ISO 50001,” said Frank Casey, director of ResourceKraft’s.

John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years