The Public Sector Programme of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has been shortlisted for this year’s prestigious EU Sustainable Energy Awards. The programme is one of nine shortlisted from over 200 nominations Europe-wide. These shortlisted entries are recognised for outstanding innovation in energy efficiency and renewables and as the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy.
The SEAI Public Sector Energy Saving Programme supports action to drive best-in-class public energy use. It promotes energy management and best practices to over 325 public bodies and 3,700 schools in Ireland. It has been instrumental in helping public bodies work towards the Irish government’s ambitious 33% energy efficiency target for the public sector for 2020, achieving 17% to date and accumulated savings of over EUR 424m. Here’s a short video explaining the programme.
SEAI is using data generated by Ultan Technologies’ SensorCIS reporting tool. SensorCIS is a secure, online mechanism that allows organisations to easily gather, manage and analyse their meter and sensor data. With customised add-ons for the SEAI’s programme, it has both contributed significantly towards and provided proof of the following:
- Energy Savings Encouraged, Tracked & Publicised
- Business Awareness of the Innovation
- Public Bodies cooperation through sharing details of energy efficient projects.
It is great to see Ireland being shortlisted for this prestigious award and to see recognition for the work done by energy leaders in public bodies.
With prizes from an expert jury and a public vote form European Citizens, the Awards highlight new ways to shape Europe’s energy future. The 2016 Awards ceremony will be hosted in the European Commission’s Charlemagne building in Brussels.