RCYC Goes 100% Green
The Royal Cork Yacht club is the oldest yacht club in the world. Going from strength to strength, total membership is currently around 1600. Facilities are unparalleled in Ireland and continue to expand with major World, European & Irish Championships being hosted in the club regularly. Volvo Cork Week, held every two years, is regarded as one of Europe’s best regattas and attracts contestants from all over the world.
The activities of the club are regarded as a major tourism asset for the Cork area and significantly contribute to the economy of Crosshaven. The RCYC may be almost 300 years old but it is still vibrant, progressive and innovative – just as it was when it was founded in the year 1720.
As part of the Royal Cork’s commitment to its environmental policy, it has engaged energy consultant HEG to source a competitive renewable energy contract on its behalf. The result is that not only has the RCYC reduced its carbon footprint it has secured savings of €7,000 to date and a further circa €7,000 of future recoverable savings in the year ahead.
Furthermore, in its effort to reduce consumption across the premises, the Royal Cork has installed the Horizon Energy Buddi, giving both live and historical access to the energy consumption via a web based dashboard and smart phone app and enabling the club to measure, monitor and reduce its energy use.