Get a better understanding of the energy efficiency performance of public bodies in Ireland.

Key findings for 2018

  • 3,751 GWh

    annual primary energy savings
  • 761,000

    tonnes of CO2 savings
  • €246m

    energy spend savings

Public sector energy efficiency performance report 2019

Public bodies are required to report annual energy efficiency data to us every year. We manage the reporting process on behalf of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). This is the sixth year we have published an annual report on the energy efficiency performance of public bodies in Ireland. It is set in the context of Ireland’s EU and national commitments and wider climate change goals, whereby a target of 33% energy efficiency improvement is to be achieved by all Irish public bodies by 2020.

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“The public sector must lead by example in delivering on our climate commitments. This report gives us an important insight. The increase of a further three percentage points across the board is to be welcomed and will help ensure we reach our 33% energy efficiency target by 2020. However, the variation across the board is cause for concern - 162 public bodies delivered more than 30% energy efficiency over the period but 49 either deteriorated or improved by less than 10%. The Climate Action Plan target of 50% efficiency by 2030 must now be regarded as a minimum in the context of enhanced climate ambition and the actions required to deliver on that ambition.”
Richard Bruton, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Energy saving projects

Discover and review details of public sector energy saving projects. Find information on projects that have been completed and ones that are in the planning stages. These projects have been reported to us through our public sector energy monitoring & reporting (M&R) system.

View energy saving projects


The 2,678 standalone schools that made complete submissions to SEAI are listed in the Annex to the report.

Download the schools annex

Public Body energy performance data

It is now possible for anyone to access energy data for public bodies and schools through our website. The data includes:

  • energy consumption broken down by fuel type;
  • progress towards their 33% target;
  • comments reported by public bodies on their progress;
  • details of the energy-saving projects reported to SEAI.

The data is available on-screen in graphical and tabular formats and may also be downloaded in pdf and spreadsheet format.

Simply click on the link below, enter a public body or school name in the search box and find information on its energy performance for 2018.

Access Public Bodies Energy Data

Sectoral Results

Check out the bespoke website pages we have for each of the below sectors. Each page details the energy consumption, fuel mix, energy end use, energy saving projects, energy savings and the gap to 2020 against the 33% target.

Local Authorities

HSE and Acute Hospitals

3rd Level Education

Very Large Energy Users

Central Government and OPW Buildings

Section 38 and 39 Health Organisations

Education and Training Boards

Medium-Sized Organisations

Smaller Office-Based Organisations

If we want Ireland to become a leader in responding to climate change, it is important that we lead by example and that all of the public sector steps up to the challenge. Going forward, we must require every public body to display its DEC (equivalent to BER) rating. We need to set a new target that is more ambitious than the current 33% by 2020. We need to create a stronger mandate in all our public bodies to step up their focus on climate action.
Minister Richard Bruton

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