The M&R system is a web-based software system through which public bodies and schools report energy, emissions and related data to SEAI each year to enable SEAI to track each organisation's progress towards energy and climate policy targets.

Achieving our National Targets

Under the Climate Action Plan 2021 and 2023, the government set ambitious targets for public bodies, (including schools) to achieve a 51% reduction in energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a 50% improvement in energy efficiency by 2030. SEAI redeveloped the M&R system to enable reporting and tracking against these targets and other legal requirements.

Introduction to M&R-2030

All public bodies and schools must report their energy and related data to SEAI annually. The legal basis for this reporting is Regulation 5(3) in SI 426 of 2014.  SEAI first developed an online Monitoring and Reporting (M&R) system in 2013 for public bodies and schools to report their energy and track their performance towards the 2020 targets.  Public bodies and schools have been tracking their performance via this online reporting system for a decade now and the results are published each year in SEAI’s Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Performance.

The new M&R-2030 system will replace the existing M&R-2020 reporting system.

The new system will be released in several phases.  The first release goes live on Mon 29th January 2024. The majority of functionality in phase 1 relates to reporting of energy consumption, activity metrics and energy performance and is broadly similar to what was tracked in the old system.  Data reported via the old system has been migrated into the new system.  However, the first release does not include scorecards, charts or reports that show how your organisation is performing against the targets.

These scorecards, charts and reports will be released throughout 2024, with an initial release of three key scorecards and reports before the end of February.

A subsequent release, due in July 2024, will contain additional functionality for tracking energy-saving projects, business travel, the building register, vehicle inventory and vehicle procurement (for tracking compliance with the Clean Vehicle Directive (CVD)) and enhanced reports and graphs. This release applies only to public bodies (not schools).

Why M&R

The Monitoring and Reporting (M&R) system offers several benefits to your organisation:

  • Enables your organisation to fulfil your legal obligations with respect to reporting
  • Provides a summary of your organisation’s overall energy performance
  • Provides a summary of your organisation's greenhouse gas emissions
  • Access to your organisation’s electricity and natural gas consumption data for recent years
  • Allows comparison with the progress of other public bodies in achieving targets
  • Showcases your achievements

It also helps organisations understand their energy consumption, target areas for improvement, identify opportunities, review progress, monitor and benchmark performance and validate savings.

What SEAI publishes

SEAI reserves the right to publish organisation-level data in accordance with paragraph 4 of the terms & conditions. SEAI currently publishes data from the M&R system in two ways.

Annual report on energy consumption in the public sector

This report presents aggregated data on public sector energy consumption and performance, as well as case studies highlighting exemplary performance. It also lists the energy savings since baseline (%) for all organisations that have submitted a complete report to SEAI.

Data on individual public bodies

SEAI also publishes detailed organisation-level energy consumption and performance data, and a database of energy-saving projects.

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