M&R for public bodies
Find out what you need to report in the Monitoring and Reporting system for your organisation.
Why public bodies should report
All public bodies must achieve a 51% reduction in energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and a 50% improvement in energy efficiency by 2030. It is up to each individual organisation to determine how the targets can be best achieved.
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
- Provices 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 to report
Key reporting requirements
- Annual energy consumption data for your organisation, broken down by energy type.
- Annual values for your organisation's activity levels, including the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) employees and total useful floor area (TUFA).
- Brief commentary on your organisation's energy management practices and energy performance for the year.
- Name and contact details of your organisation's CEO (or equivalent). SEAI uses these details to formally contact your CEO with performance results for your organisation.
- Details of energy-saving projects, both implemented and planned.
- Building register, including location, type and size information for all your buildings, and consumption data for larger buildings.
- A breakdown of your vehicle fleet, and details on all vehicle procurements since 2021.
- Business travel undertaken, including distance travelled by private road vehicle, details of flights taken and distance travelled by public transport.
- Annual expenditure on energy, broken down by energy type (optional).
How to report
- You must report the data annually to SEAI, in accordance with SEAI's annual reporting cycle.
- Reporting deadlines are final and late data is not accepted by SEAI.
- You must report data for every year from the start of your organisation's energy efficiency baseline period onwards.
- In general, if better data becomes available, you can change values that reported previously in earlier reporting cycles.
- When you report data for energy efficiency, the scope of activity data reported must be the same as the scope of the energy consumption data reported.
The reporting cycle will open on 29 January 2024. The current dates for the reporting cycle are set out below (note these may be subject to change as the year progresses):
|Key cycle stage
|M&R system open for data entry
|29 January 2024
|Meter data deadline
|22 March 2024
|Provisional scorecard available
|17 May 2024
|Final deadline - energy & activity
|28 June 2024
|System opens for data entry - buildings, projects, vehicles & travel
|29 July 2024
|Notification of DVAs
|5 August 2024
|Final deadline -buildings, projects, vehicles & travel
15 November 2024
22 November 2024
|Final scorecard available
22 November 2024
|Annual Report 2024
We offer a range of supports including free training workshops and guides to help you complete your M&R report.
M&R 2030 System Training
We will be running a series of training sessions on the new M&R system in February 2024.
The training is aimed at all users, whether experienced or not. While much of the functionality is similar to the old system, the interface has changed so we recommend that all M&R users attend training.Book a training session
The M&R Helpdesk provides frontline email and telephone support to public bodies and schools from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Call: 01 808 2012