Buses produce less than half the CO2 emissions per customer kilometre compared to cars. Dublin Bus is committed to reducing its emissions by continuing to keep pace with new technologies. The company is consistently pursuing policies to ensure that our vehicles comply with European emission standards.
Dublin Bus’ greener business practices extend beyond its fleet. Dublin Bus is a member of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Public Sector Energy Partnership Programme. We have worked with the SEAI since 2008 on a range of energy management practises across our seven depots which have resulted in a decrease in electricity and gas consumption. In the newest depot, Harristown, water from the bus cleaning facilities is reused and Ringsend Depot employs a solar panel for heating water. Dublin Bus also has an Energy Policy which aims to increase energy awareness among employees to reduce energy consumption.
The partnership with SEAI also demonstrates Dublin Bus’ commitment to playing its role in meeting the government’s target of reducing public sector energy usage by 33% by 2020.