Tipperary North County Enterprise Board introduced a new Green Enterprise Award for Tipperary, in association with Tipperary Green Business Network to the Enterprise Awards this year. Two awards for Best Emerging Green Business in North and South Tipperary were also given. The Green Awards were presented by Seamus Hoyne, Head of Dept. LIT to the winners on Thursday night in Fiacri House, Tipperary.
The overall winner of Tipperary Green Energy Award sponsored by Tipperary North County Enterprise Board with (L-R) Patrick Lambe (Chairman, Tipperary Green Business Network), Joe McGrath (County Manager), Paul O’ Brien, (Solaregy) Mattie Shortt (Director Planning & Special Projects, North Tipperary, Co. Council)
Seamus Hoyne presenting the Green Enterprise Award to Paul O’ Brien, Solaregy Ltd, Templemore, Co. Tipperary. Solaregy was formed in 2008 by Paul O’ Brien as a renewable energy company to provide energy solutions for families across Ireland. In 2011 Solaregy opened its stove shop in Templemore and it is one of the leading suppliers of stoves across the country. They have the latest technology Thermodynamic solar panels which provide hot water 365 days of the year, no matter what the weather. All products are sourced in Tipperary including a range of stoves from Boru Stoves in Thurles. email@example.com
Seamus Hoyne presenting the award for Best Emerging Green Business in North Tipperary to Nellie Reid. Nellie is a green building expert with 15 years experience with the LEED rating system (LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Since moving from Los Angeles to Tipperary in 2011, she has begun consulting on projects here in Ireland pursuing LEED ratings. She is on the Board of the Living Building Institute of Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
Seamus Hoyne presenting the Award for Best Emerging Green Business in South Tipperary to Heather Loughlin & Tom Pollard of Caravantasia. Caravantasia is an exciting new ‘Glamping’ (glamorous camping) development in South Tipperary. Visitors will stay in one of 6 restored vintage caravans, each with their own private outdoor area, situated amongst native trees on a 23 acre working farm. The site and all communal structures are solar powered and heated.