NRG Food Charity Appeal - Twenty Foot Container is Filled with Thousands of Food Items for Charity

Twenty Foot Container is Filled with Thousands of Food Items for Charity

A massive 20 foot container has been filled with food contained in 160 boxes for three Cork charities, following an appeal earlier this month. It has been announced today that this will be be an annual event.

The Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn launched the first ever NRG Food Energy Appeal earlier in December. The appeal asked the people of Cork to make donations to fill a container full of food for Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal. They asked people to bring non perishable goods and chocolates to various drop-off points around Cork.

NRG Food Charity filled a Twenty Foot Container with Thousands of Food Items for Charity

Managing Director of Sea Box Energy, Patrick Hogan said: “We asked people to bring anything from one food item to a box of food to various locations around Cork. We wanted to fill one of our containers full of food for various charities this Christmas. Cork people answered the call and we are now able to pass on the food items to Penny Dinners. Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal. This little bit of help will go a long way this Christmas.”

“I would like to say a big thank you to all of the businesses that helped out so that we could use them as collection points and also to Smurfit Kappa who gave us boxes for people to fill.”

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn said: “Cork people are known for their generosity and for looking after their own. Three great Cork charities – Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal – will benefit from this initiative.”

The collection points were at The Squad, Tramore Road, Three Degrees in Blackpool and Douglas Village Foods.

NRG Food Charity filled a Twenty Foot Container with Thousands of Food Items for Penny Dinners, Feed Cork & The Box of Chocolates Appeal
About the charities:

Cork Penny Dinners

Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork’s oldest caring charitable organisations. Currently serving up to 2,000 freshly made meals per week are being served at their premises. Its aims are simple – to help all who struggle and those in need. Cork Penny Dinners provide a hot nourishing meal of soup, main course, dessert and tea/coffee daily. In addition sandwiches, biscuits, fruit and juice are also available to take away as an evening meal.

Feed Cork: Food Poverty In Cork

In Ireland, food poverty is an ever increasing issue, recent findings by the Department of Social Protections disclosed 10% of the populations in Ireland are living in food poverty, and Cork is no different.

Feed Cork is partnering with local agencies and businesses to help fight food poverty in Cork. They offer a food box filled with a three day supply of nutritional food for individuals and families in need.

Feed Cork helps bridge the gap for individuals and families that struggle between meeting pressing financial needs and providing nutritious food for themselves and their families.

‘The Box of Chocolates Appeal’ in association with Cllr Ken O’Flynn

Last year they were thrilled to receive over 1,000 boxes of chocolates that were distributed to the elderly of Cork City & County. This year they are seeking to distribute 5,000 boxes of chocolates to the elderly, those in nursing homes, our homeless shelters and the homeless community and to people where a box of chocolates may be the difference between a person receiving a Christmas gift or not.

NRG Food Appeal launch at NRG Awareness in Little Island, Cork

MAJOR CHARITY ‘NRG FOOD APPEAL’ LAUNCHED

The first ever NRG Food Appeal launched today (Tuesday, 27th Nov) with the aim of helping three Cork charities in the run up to Christmas.

Organisers are appealing for help from the people of Cork to fill a container with food for: Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal.

They are asking people to bring non perishable goods and chocolates to various drop-off points around Cork over the coming weeks.

Sea Box Energy’s Christmas Charity campaign, NRG Food Appeal, was launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn and businesswoman and social media star, Lisa Jordan yesterday.

CEO of NRG Awareness, Patrick Hogan said: “We are delighted to launch our Christmas Charity campaign and we are calling on people all around Cork to get involved. We are aiming to support three amazing Cork charities with this appeal and a little help will go a long way this Christmas.”

NRG Food Appeal Launch with Councillor Mick Finn, NRG Dirctor Patrick Hogan and Feed Cork

Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Mick Finn said: “Cork people are known for their generosity and for looking after their own so I have no doubt that calls to support the NRG Food Energy Appeal will be taken up as Christmas approaches. Three great Cork charities – Penny Dinners, Feed Cork and the Chocolate Box Appeal – will benefit from this initiative, with organisers looking for your assistance in helping those less well off in our city by donating non-perishable goods and chocolates for distribution. I wish all those involved well in this great cause.”

Blogger and Businesswoman, Lisa Jordan launched the event.

The drop off location points are:

  • NRG Office, Little Island Industrial Estate, Little Island
  • Red FM, University Technology Centre, Curraheen Estate, Curraheen Road, Bishopstown, Cork
  • Billy Mackesy’s Douglas Village Foods, Douglas, Cork
  • The Squad, Unit 2 John Harrington Ind Est., Tramore Road
  • Three Degrees Hair Design, Unit 6, Moremiles, Blackpool Shopping Centre

Cork Food & poverty Charities: Feed Cork, Penny Dinners and ‘The Box of Chocolates Appeal’ in association with Cllr Ken O’Flynn

About The Charities

Cork Penny Dinners

Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork’s oldest caring charitable organisations. Currently serving up to 2,000 freshly made meals per week are being

served at their premises. Their aims are simple – to help all who struggle and those in need. Cork Penny Dinners provide a hot nourishing meal of soup, main course, dessert and tea/coffee daily. In addition sandwiches, biscuits, fruit and juice are also available to take away as an evening meal.

Feed Cork: Food Poverty In Cork

In Ireland, food poverty is an ever increasing issue, recent findings by the Department of Social Protections disclosed 10% of the populations in Ireland are living in food poverty, and Cork is no different.

Feed Cork is partnering with local agencies and businesses to help fight food poverty in Cork. They offer a food box filled with a three day supply of nutritional food for individuals and families in need.

Feed Cork helps bridge the gap for individuals and families that struggle between meeting pressing financial needs and providing nutritious food for themselves and their families.

‘The Box of Chocolates Appeal’ in association with Cllr Ken O’Flynn

Last year they were thrilled to receive over 1,000 boxes of chocolates that were distributed to the elderly of Cork City & County. This year they are seeking to distribute 5,000 boxes of chocolates to the elderly, those in nursing homes, our homeless shelters and the homeless community and to people where a box of chocolates may be the difference between a person receiving a Christmas gift or not.

NRG Food Appeal Launch with Lisa Jordan and Red FM in Cork

NRG Awareness Team SEAI Award - IRISH FIRM TO CREATE 70

IRISH FIRM TO CREATE 70 NEW JOBS, GROW TURNOVER BY €5 MILLION

NRG AWARENESS PLANS TO CUT HEATING BILLS BY UP TO 60%

CORK based NRG Awareness, an energy company focused on reducing heating costs for homes and businesses, has announced plans to create 70 new jobs within the next two years.

The company expects to expand significantly and grow its direct staff numbers from 7 to 30 by the end of 2019, while its growth will be responsible for up to 50 new heating installer jobs around the country. The company already works directly with up to 150 heating installers on a regular basis around the country and predicts a turnover of €5 million by the end of 2020. NRG Awareness has already started marketing and selling its patented products into the UK market.

State grants have already delivered energy upgrades for more than 375,000 homes, with many more expected to benefit in the coming years. By the end of 2019 NRG Awareness will have sold approximately 6,000 units and this is expected to reach 20,000 by the end of 2020.

NRG Awareness, Managing Director, Patrick Hogan said: “The NRG Awareness product range and service model was developed with an understanding that not all clients will have the same requirements or they won’t possess the specialised expertise needed to support the enormous amount of energy efficient but complex innovations arriving almost daily in the heating industry marketplace. At NRG Awareness it is our aim to ensure we make heating homes and businesses as efficient and cost-effective for our customers as possible, while maximising comfort.”

The company helps its customers reduce their home and commercial heating bills by between 15 to 60%. Offering a ‘hands-on, on-site” approach, they work directly with customers and hundreds of heating installers around the country.

NRG Awareness is an Irish company, with its headquarters in Cork city. They have worked with many top commercial businesses in Ireland, including a number of community hospitals across Munster where heating bills were reduced on average by 40% per annum.

The company offers customers the NRG Zone system which is a simple, creative new way where NRG Awareness experts design the most advanced energy efficient system specific to each home or business.

A recent report from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland found that after declining for ten years, the typical amount of energy used in Irish homes is on the rise again.

The first step for a customer with NRG Awareness is a ‘Heating System Health Check’. NRG Awareness will send a plumber to your home to do an assessment of your heating system with the aim of saving you as much money as possible on your heating bills. The service is a ‘one stop shop’ for homeowners.


About NRG Awareness:

NRG Awareness was started by Harry Rea 20 years ago. Harry was working as a plumber in his native Cork when he thought of and developed ideas to making heating homes more efficient. It was only when Harry was joined at the company by his son, David that they were able to take things to the next level. Harry needed engineering expertise at the company and when David completed his Degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cork Institute of Technology in 2005 he joined his father at the business.

In January 2014 the company changed its name to NRG Awareness. The company was acquired by Seabox EMEA in September 2016. Harry and David remain heavily involved in the running of the company while Seabox founder Jim Brennan is the company CEO and Patrick Hogan, who is also a native of Cork, is the Managing Director. Harry also works with the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI) on improving standards across the industry.

The company is also focused on the export market and has plans for exporting to the UK, USA and Europe in the short-term.

NRG Awareness Heat Pump Systems

Heat Pump Systems

Heat Pump Systems are an attractive alternative to fossil fuel heating systems, offering lower costs and reduced carbon emissions.

The Benefits of Heat Pump Systems

More Comfort

Installing a heat pump system in a well-insulated home will transform the comfort levels in your home.

Cheaper Heating Bills

Reduce your heating bills by improving your energy efficiency.

Reduce Your Emissions

No more burning fossil fuels, so you are supporting the environment by reducing your carbon emissions.

Heat pump system grant values – available from 16th April

Energy Efficient Measures Grant Value
Heat Pump Systems
Air to Water €3,500
Ground Source to Water €3,500
Exhaust Air to Water €3,500
Water to Water €3,500
Air to Air €600

Do more, receive more

If you complete three measures your grant value will be increased by €300. If you complete four measures your grant value will be increased by an additional €100. A total of €400.

NRG Awareness Heat Pump Systems

How Heat Pump Systems Work

Heat-pumps are electrical devices which convert energy from the air outside of your home into useful heat, in the same way a fridge extracts heat from its inside. In well insulated houses they are very economical to run. They are an extremely efficient alternative to oil, gas, solid fuel and electric home heating systems.

Different types of heat pump systems draw heat from different sources: air, water or the ground. Heat generated is released via radiators, underfloor heating or warm air. All heat pump systems, excluding those providing warm air to the home, can supply all of the hot water needed for baths, showers and sinks.

Heat Pump System Types

Air Source

The most common heat pump systems extract heat from external air, typically using an outside unit. These heat pump systems do not require underground piping to source heat and so can be cheaper and easier to install compared to ground source heat pump systems. The most popular heat pumps are air to water heat pumps.

Ground Source

A ground-source heat pump system uses the earth as a source of renewable heat. Heat is removed from the ground through collector pipework and then transferred to the heat pump. The ground collector can be laid out horizontally at a shallow depth below the surface or else vertically to a greater depth.

Water Source

Water source heat pump systems use open water, such as lakes, rivers or streams, as a heat source. Heat is removed from the water through collector pipework and then transferred to the heat pump.

Ensuring Your Home Is Heat Pump Ready

One of the requirements for a dwelling to qualify for a heat pump system grant is that the dwelling has low heat loss. This is to ensure your heat pump system performs well and your electricity bills are not too high. You can achieve this by insulating your home and/or by upgrading your windows. Note: SEAI also offers grants for home insulation.

Before applying for a heat pump system grant, you must engage an independent, SEAI-registered Technical Advisor. Your Technical Advisor will carry out a technical assessment of your home, and will advise you on what steps to take to make your home “heat pump ready”, i.e. to reduce the heat loss on your home. They will provide you with independent guidance on measures necessary to ensure that the dwelling fabric heat loss is lowered to an acceptable level for a heat pump system to perform effectively and efficiently. The required heat loss level is expressed as a Heat Loss Indicator of 2 Watts/Kelvin/m2.

The Better Energy Homes programme offers a €200 grant towards the Technical Assessment of your home, with this grant only payable in conjunction with the heat pump system grant. To qualify for this funding you must choose your Technical Advisor from the list of SEAI registered Technical Advisors, and complete the heat pump system and any upgrades required according to the programme rules. The list of SEAI-registered Technical Advisors will be available here from April 2018.

Please note that uninsulated homes built more than 30 years ago may require substantial and costly upgrades to qualify for a heat pump system grant.

Source SEAI

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