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E business recruitment,motoring & property September 5, 2019 tel: 01 4685350 email: business@echo.ie p roperty@echo.ie motoring@echo.ie Investment is expected to yield savings of €450,000, which will come from reduction in diesel John Sisk to invest €2.8m in over 100 electric vehicles JOHN Sisk & Son has announced that it is about to invest some €2.8 million on more than 100 electric vehicles (EVs) for its company fleet over the next four years. Located on the Naas Road close to the Red Cow Hotel, the company said it was “part of a company-wide drive to enhance energy efficiency”. The move is expected to yield savings of €450,000 annually, much of which will come from a reduction in expenditure on diesel fuel. Sisk will also be able to deduct the full cost of the cars from its profits in the year of purchase, rather than claiming against tax over a period of eight years, due to the government-backed incentives. Along with the investment in vehicles (which will include company car offerings to all employees who qualify), Sisk also said it will invest some €80,000 in installing fast- charging points at its offices and construction sites around the State. Ian O’Connor, energy manager at Sisk, said: “This is an exciting initiative that showcases Sisk’s commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction. More than a quarter of our current energy consumption is attributed to our fleet. The switch to electric cars and vans can significantly reduce this, so it is an obvious progression for our business. “As a company, we are investing significantly in energy efficiency to improve the way we do business. EVs are just one of a number of initiatives we are rolling out as part of that commitment. Our ambition is to make energy efficiency part of the business culture in Sisk and across the industry. “It is our belief that implementing effective energy management will filter through to our subcontractors and supply chain, transforming the construction industry.” Sisk has estimated that the EV car move will reduce its overall company emissions by 560 tonnes. By its own calculations, Sisk’s total corporate emissions come to 20,240 By Maurice Garvey maurice@echo.ie This is an exciting initiative that showcases Sisk’s commitment to energy efficiency and carbon reduction ‘ ‘ ET A NEW G TA excluding V * € .99! 4 .IE DOMAIN @ SPECIAL OFFER RIVERVIEW EducateTogether National School on Limekiln Road in Greenhills have been granted planning permission by South Dublin County County to construct a single-store prefabricated building which will contain three classrooms of 79.8 sq m each. The single-storey, prefabricated building will be located on the north corner of the site along with associated ground works. Riverview ETNS opened in September 2016 in the former St Peter’s BNS building in Greenhills. The school’s opening was the fulfilment of a campaign by parents for the establishment of an Educate Together school in Terenure, with the school expected to serve the areas of Dublin 12, Dublin 6 and Dublin 6W. Since the Dalkey School Project first opened in 1978, the Educate Together network has grown to 81 schools nationwide. These include 77 primary-level schools and 4 second-level schools. Information on Educate Together second-level schools can be found at: www.educatetogether.ie/our-s chools/second- level. Green light for prefab at Riverview school INVESTMENT: John Sisk has offices on the Naas Road A PROPOSED 24-apartment development in Rathfarnham has got the thumbs down for planning permission from South Dublin County Council. Sino Logistics Services Ltd had applied for planning permission to construct a 2,494 sq m residential development consisting of 24 apartments in two four-storey buildings – Block A with eight apartments, and the combined Blocks B and C with 16 apartments, with 24 parking spaces and 20 bicycle spaces and landscaped courtyards at the former Esso filling station at Nutgrove Avenue in Rathfarnham. Plans for 24 Rathfarnham apartments are refused

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