The Energy ‘How To’ document gives an overview of what is included in the Green Club Energy Toolkit as well as some handy tips for effective energy saving action. This section includes practical case studies from clubs and grounds who have undertaken energy projects, including clubhouse energy upgrades, heat pump installation and energy-saving LED floodlighting projects. See https://learning.gaa.ie/greenclub/casestudies for a full collection of Green Club case studies.
The first step for a club looking to make energy savings is to understand their current usage. This information sheet has practical guidance on establishing an energy usage baseline in your club, as a first step to identifying opportunities for energy savings. This document includes simple templates to help your club to track your energy bills and energy use.
This section contains information on action that Gaelic Games clubs can take to save energy. The Clubhouse Energy Efficiency information sheet contains a range of simple and low-cost actions your club can take to save energy. The Green Club Energy Toolkit also includes information on larger energy-saving renewable energy projects, from clubhouse insulation through heat pumps to solar PV generation and LED floodlighting upgrades. These infosheets provide a introduction to these energy saving and renewable energy ideas. Any club considering undertaking a major energy project should contact a qualified independent professional for advice.
This simple and practical Energy Plan template is intended as a tool in early-stage planning for clubs interested in understanding and managing energy use in their club. Clubs embarking on energy projects should seek expert auditing and planning advice from an independent professional.