Finalists announced for the 2016 Sustainable Energy Awards

Public invited to vote online for successful 'Leadership' category finalists

Media Release

29th Sept 2016: The finalists have been announced for this year’s Sustainable Energy Awards which encourage and reward excellence in energy management. The Awards, organised by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and sponsored by Enprova, include nine categories: large and small business, community, public sector, innovation, research, leadership, buildings and design. This year, four entrants – Abbott Ireland, Aurivo, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Musgraves –  have been shortlisted in the Leadership category which is now open to the public to vote for their winning entry at

These four finalists have demonstrated extraordinary leadership and ambition in advancing sustainable energy in their organisations and communities over a prolonged period. Activities include:

  • Abbott Ireland is working towards an ambitious 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020 with the six Irish Abbott sites saving 2,700 tonnes of CO2 since 2012.
  • Aurivo is striving to reduce its impact on the environment through energy efficiency and energy from biomass, with recent initiatives offsetting over 8,000 tonnes of CO2
  • Johnson & Johnson is maximising collaboration between four affiliated Irish-based companies to deliver onsite renewable energy generation and reduce CO2emissions by 20% by 2020 .
  • Musgrave Group is supporting  650 retail partners in their 20% energy saving ambition by 2020, with 60 stores a year carrying out energy upgrades and community and charitable donations being made from the annual savings achieved.  

Voters can have their say in the winning entry and choose their top three Leadership finalists at before Thursday October 13th.

The winner of the Leadership  and other categories will be announced at a gala event on November 3rd in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin.  To view the full list of finalists for the Sustainable Energy Awards 2016 and read more on their projects visit:      

Category2016 Finalists




Boliden Tara Mines

Cosgrave Developments

Maynooth University / St Patrick's College Maynooth

Simon McGuinness Architects




Camphill Communities Of Ireland

Dublin Port Authority

Louth County Council

Musgrave Retail Partners Ireland




Hybrid Energy Solutions Ltd

O'Connor Sutton Cronin

Paul Horgan Design/ Horgan Carroll Architects

University College Dublin







EPS Group

Large Business




EMC2 Ireland

Medite Smartply

MSD Ireland

Nypro Healthcare Ltd.

Public Sector


An Garda Síochána

Cork County Council

Dublin Airport

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council




NVP Energy

Queen's University Belfast

University College Cork

University of Limerick

Small Business



Killary Adventure company

Limerick Strand Hotel

Radisson Blu St. Helens



About the Sustainable Energy Awards

This is the 13th year for SEAI’s annual Sustainable Energy Awards which promote excellence in energy efficiency and renewable energy throughout the island of Ireland.

About our sponsors:

Sponsors for the Sustainable Energy Awards 2016 include Enprova as title sponsor and category sponsors Glen Dimplex (Innovation) and Kingspan ESB (Large Business), with the Irish Independent as Media Partner.



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