As covered in the Irish Times last week Irish Public sector bodies saved 667,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2017. The value of the energy savings reported for 2017 is €191 million. Efficiency gains have been achieved through the implementation of thousands of diverse projects. Managing, funding and tracking the effectiveness of these energy-saving projects is a large component of the SEAI’s work.
Referring to the tracking processes Minister for Communications, Climate Action & Environment Richard Bruton said: “It’s crucial all departments and bodies engage pro-actively in this process,”. Ultan Technologies are happy to report that our technology has been widely adopted and implemented across the various Public sector bodies and schools.
- For 2017, 351 public bodies were requested to report data to SEAI, of which 331 submitted complete reports by the reporting deadline.
- In addition, 3,696 standalone schools were requested to report data, of which 2,279 submitted complete reports.
The user-friendly interface and valuable feedback is a major contributor to its widespread adoption. The bodies report their energy savings through the online national energy monitoring and reporting (M&R) system. The M&R was developed by Ultan Technologies and is based on the SensorCIS system.
“The annual M&R process is an enabling tool, providing public bodies, their Energy Performance Officers and key stakeholders with the performance information that enables strategic decision-making and actions to facilitate further progress and the achievement of the 33% efficiency target.”
Since 2009, public sector bodies have made over €1 billion in energy savings and avoided 3.6 million tonnes of CO2 emissions, the most recent SEAI report finds. To date, savings have made the public sector 24 per cent more efficient in energy use overall. Using the SensorCIS technologies developed by here at Ultan Technologies public sector bodies have made vast strides towards their 2020 target of 33 per cent energy efficiency.
To learn more about SensorCIS and our work with the SEAI download information HERE.