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14 August/September 2013 www.esb.ie/em BSC & Electric Ireland Campus 21 at Croke Park RHA 183rd Annual Exhibition Pictured are Des McMahon, President RHA, Patricia Burns and Liam Molloy, Acting Executive Director BSC & Electric Ireland. Pictured are the Campus 21 project team in Croke Park, including David Willis of Energy Services, Electric Ireland. ESB WAS DELIGHTED to host a general meeting of the EU Campus 21 project July 16th and 17th. Academics and researchers from 11 organisations across five EU countries are cooperating on this three year project, looking at control and automation of energy efficiency measures in buildings and public spaces, which is funded by the EU FP7 programme. This meeting was hosted by ESB in Croke Park in Dublin, one of Europe largest and most sustainable stadia, and all who attended commented on the suitable venue, excellent facilities and notable history of the site. ESB is bringing a wide range of experience and expertise to the Campus 21 project, including technical and business best-practice, and its participation is led by the Energy Services team in Electric Ireland. ■ Going Green Tony Dunlea, Head of Industrial & Commercial Business at Electric Ireland pictured with Darren Donnelly, Director, SDC. ELECTRIC IRELAND has signed a major new electricity contract with SDC Trailers to provide 100% renewable sourced energy to their manufacturing plants in Toomebridge, Antrim, Magherafelt and Derry. The £500k contract, will see Electric Ireland providing power sourced from its renewable portfolio to Europe’s largest trailer manufacturer across all its manufacturing facilities. SDC Trailers has a comprehensive and integrated sustainability programme in place, which they believe will help deliver long term success and drive economic competitiveness. A Northern Ireland top 100 company, SDC has three subsidiary groups including SDC Northern, SDC Parts and FP&S Parts, offering customers direct control over the entire manufacturing process. It employs 550 people across the Group. ■ THIS YEAR SEES the 183rd showing of the RHA Annual exhibition run from May 28th to August 17th – the longest running open submission exhibition in the country. The vast majority of work has been selected from over 2,000 open submissions which were evaluated by a selection panel from the RHA who are artists themselves. Each year about 15 companies sponsor special prizes at this exhibition. Over the last number of years ESB has been sponsoring two prizes which generally receives more visitors than any other annual exhibition in the country. We believe these awards will help profile the importance of visual arts and the contribution it can make not only to enhancing the workplace but also in helping to provide us with a better appreciation of the relevance of art in all its forms in our daily lives. The prizes also are designed to support the devel- opment and careers of artists. This year the prizes were selected by a selection committee of Malcolm Alexander, Group Heritage Manager, Ann Nolan (nee Moran) Art Teacher and daughter of the late Joe Moran former Chief Executive ESB and Brendan Delany, Archive & Heritage Manager. The ESB Keating Award for Painting in Year 2013 (A Silver Medal and Cash Award of €1,500) was presented by Liam Molloy, Acting Executive Director BSC & Electric Ireland to artist Patricia Burns for her painting titled ‘Townland’. The ESB Moran Award for Sculpture (a Silver Medal & Cash Award of €1,500) was presented by Cathleen Moran to Michael Quane for his sculpture titled ‘Chrysalis’. ■ The ESB Keating Medal & Award honours artist Sean Keating (18891997), former President RHA 19481962 who is perhaps best known for his work in recording in a series of sketches, drawings and paintings the development of the Shannon Scheme. The Moran Medal & Award is a tribute to Joe Moran Chief Executive of ESB 1991-1996. Joe not only made an immense contribution to ESB but also to public life in Ireland. IS SECURITY: SAFETY WHILE TRAVELLING ABROAD Page 15 ELECTRIC IRELAND SPONSORS THE BUSINESS Contents ❱❱ ■ Energy for Life – launch of ESB Clubs SharePoint website Ken McKervey, Commercial Manager Electric Ireland, with The Business presenter, George Lee. Electric Ireland, has announced its sponsorship of RTE Radio 1’s The Business with George Lee. The Business is Ireland’s most listened to business show with over 320,000 listeners. The 12-month sponsorship includes in-show sponsorship stings, promotional spots in Morning Ireland, Drivetime, Countrywide and Arena and podcast sponsorship. Speaking at the launch, Ken McKervey, Commercial Manager, Electric Ireland said: “Electric Ireland is delighted to be sponsoring The Business on RTE Radio 1. We have long been associated with providing energy to business customers and this is a great way for us to reinforce our key business offerings. We consider this partnership as a key way to engage directly with the business market and to demonstrate our best understanding of customer needs in the competitive energy market.” ■ Energy for Life is the central point where information on ESB Clubs and Societies is readily available to all staff, covering both the physical and mental health of all ESB staff. MUNSTER FINAL Mike Counihan, Electric Ireland, 10-year-old William Fitzgerald from Limerick and 9-year-old Joe Booth are pictured at the Electric Ireland Munster GAA Minor Hurling Championship Final, where the boys were the official ball-carriers and had the honour of presenting the match sliotar to referee Fergal Horgan before the game. William and Joe won their prizes through Electric Ireland’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/ElectricIreland. The final took place at the Gaelic Grounds Limerick. Photo: Diarmuid Greene/SPORTSFILE. Carbon monoxide awareness WHAT IS CARBON MONOXIDE? CARBON MONOXIDE is often called the ‘silent killer’ because you can’t see or smell it. This highly dangerous colourless, odourless gas is also known as CO. Each year in Ireland there are one or two fatalities from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning in the home, caused by an appliance that burns fossil fuels such as oil, gas or coal. Other significant causes of carbon monoxide poisoning are vehicle exhausts, smoke inhalation from fires and incidents in industrial or commercial settings. The incomplete combustion of fossil fuels is a source of carbon monoxide. In normal conditions, the combustion process will cause the carbon in the fossil fuel to combine with oxygen in the air to produce carbon dioxide (CO2), the same substance we exhale when we breathe. However, if there is a lack of air for the combustion process or the appliance is faulty, carbon monoxide can be produced. When carbon monoxide is inhaled into the body it combines with blood, preventing it from absorbing oxygen. If a person is exposed to carbon monoxide over an extended period it can cause illness and even death. KNOW THE DANGER SIGNS Watch out for any of the warning signs that your appliance is not functioning properly: • Staining, sooting or discolouration around the appliance • Condensation on walls/windows • A strange smell when the appliance is on • Flu-like symptoms, such as drowsiness or headaches • A yellow or orange flame where normally blue for a gas appliance SAFETY ADVICE • Ensure your appliances are installed and serviced annually by a registered gas installer, registered oil technician or qualified service agent for your fuel type • Make sure room vents are not blocked and there is adequate ventilation • Keep flues and chimneys unblocked • Make sure all chimneys are regularly swept and kept clear • Use appliances only for the purpose for which they were designed, e.g. do not use a cooker to heat a room • If you suspect an appliance may be faulty, stop using it immediately and arrange for a safety inspection CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS • Use carbon monoxide alarms, but remember, these are no substitute for regular inspection and maintenance of appliances, vents, flues and chimneys • Check that the carbon monoxide alarm complies with European Standard EN 50291 and carries both the mark and a mark of independent certification. Ensure that the alarm has an ‘end-of-life’ indicator. To buy a Carbon Monoxide alarm visit www.electricirelandstore.ie. SERVICING YOUR APPLIANCES • Deal with a reputable outlet when purchasing appliances • LPG or natural gas appliances should always carry the mark • Read instruction manuals carefully for your appliance • If you are moving house, leave the instruction manual for any appliance you are not taking with you • Service appliances annually to make sure they are working safely and efficiently • If you are concerned that an appliance is not operating safely, or your appliances are not in good condition, arrange to have a safety inspection carried out ■ All information is sourced from www.carbonmonoxide.ie. For more information on carbon monoxide, visit www.carbonmonoxide.ie. Electric Ireland only uses RGII-approved gas installers. Book your service today. 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