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

Key findings for 2020

  • 4,576 GWh

    annual primary energy savings
  • 848,000

    tonnes of CO2 savings
  • €298m

    energy spend savings

Public sector energy efficiency performance report 2021

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 the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC). This is the eighth 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 was to be achieved by all Irish public bodies by 2020.

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“Today’s report demonstrates that Ireland’s public sector is leading the way for the rest of the country to follow. We have seen excellent progress with a collective 34% energy efficiency improvement achieved by the public sector in the last 11 years, exceeding the target set for 2020. However, the next decade will require a concerted effort to meet our targets and overcome the climate crisis. The Programme for Government sets out an ambitious vision for the public sector to achieve 50% energy efficiency improvement and 51% CO2 reduction by 2030. Looking ahead, there will be an emphasis on developing a cost effective retrofit programme for the public sector building stock and electrification of public sector vehicles, to achieve the vision for 2030.”
Eamon Ryan, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications

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.

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The 2,807 standalone schools that made complete submissions to SEAI are listed in the Annex to the report.

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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 50% energy efficiency 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 2020.


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 performance 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

Standalone Schools

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