What is the Energy Performance of Irish Public Bodies


Irish Public Bodies have saved over 1 billion euros on energy spent and 3.6 Million tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions since 2009.

Jim Gannon, CEO of SEAI, spoke of these achievements toward the 33% efficiency target: “2018 has been an important year, not just for the SEAI but for Ireland as a whole… It is encouraging that the Irish public, more generally, are now finding their voice with regard to climate change and the need for action.”

This proactive engagement to improve energy performance is recorded through the online national energy monitoring system (M&R) system. This tool has collected energy consumption estimates from 96% of the Irish Public Body and 90% have made improvements on their baseline efficiency levels.

Who are the breadwinning public bodies that are driving energy efficient results? What projects and initiatives are they doing to achieve massive improvement?

Inside of the SEAI Annual 2018 report, all public bodies reported their energy usage, energy performance and projects to the SEAI each year, in order to track the progress towards the 2020 target.

The SEAI Annual 2018 report breaks down the status and energy savings of each public body. However, the information is limited and is currently available as a PDF and paper format.

The Public Facing Data (PFD) created by SensorCIS, is an online feature that allows the general public to instantly track the energy efficiency progress, savings and details of any energy-saving projects of any public body in multiple graphical formats.

Easily Navigate the Energy Performance of Irish Public Bodies

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Using SensorCIS, our Cloud-Based Meter and Sensor Management tool, the public can view and grasp a deeper understanding of the energy efficiency performance of any Public Body.

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In the SEAI site, any user can enter a public body name in the search box. They can find extensive information on that organisation’s 2017 performance (see image above). All data is broken down into easy-to-read graphical and tabular formats that can be exported or downloaded in a PDF and spreadsheet format.

  • Energy consumption broken down by fuel type
  • Progress towards their 33% target
  • Savings compared to all public bodies and commercial state body
  • Expected savings in future years due to specific projects, in comparison to previous year
  • Comments reported by public bodies on their progress
  • Details of the energy-saving projects reported to SEAI

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An empowered public sector means being transparent with our progress and learning from each other’s successes.

SensorCIS’s Public Facing Data Feature clearly outlines the results of successful Irish public bodies and states what projects or initiatives they are involved in and their past and expected project savings. You can try the PFD feature here.

Senior leaders can set current or existing energy management goals in relation to their surrounding peers and services. Management now have easy-to-read formats to help understand the data. For example, the usage of its peers, the level of activity and a thorough research on cost efficient energy management.

The general public or any management team can easily share and read this accessible data.

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Citizens and local businesses look up to the public services for leadership in climate change and energy efficiency. It is the duty of the public sector leaders to understand the current market and its peers in energy efficiency. More energy efficient public bodies mean better services for citizens and higher value for public money. Let’s continue to support the leadership on climate action.

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