Five local schools included in energy-efficiency upgrade project



Five schools across Roscommon/Galway constituency are to be included in a new energy-efficiency upgrade pilot project.

  Senator Maura Hopkins said that she had been informed of the development by Minister Richard Bruton.

  “Local schools included are Cornafulla National School, Athlone; Dunmore Community School; Holy Rosary College, Mountbellew; Colaiste Mhuire, Ballygar and Lawrencetown National School.

  “This is the third year of this pilot scheme and the target is a 33% energy-efficiency improvement for each school. Potential upgrades under the scheme include: doors and windows; insulation; lighting and heating upgrades, as well as renewable technologies.

  “These upgrades, while improving energy-efficiency, will also have a very positive impact on the entire school community, creating a much more comfortable teaching and learning environment”.