Third Level education bodies are currently at 34% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2018, Third Level education bodies had saved 34%, or 417 GWh, since their baseline. This is equivalent to 81,000 tonnes of avoided CO2 emissions or €27 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 401 GWh.

Energy consumption 2018

 2018
Third Level Education8
Other Public Sector92
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage

Third Level Education

799 8%
Other Public Sector 9,380 92%

Energy breakdown 2018

 2018
Grid electricity60
Fossil fuels40
Renewable energy0
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 477 60%
Fossil Fuels 320 40%
Renewable energy 2 0%

Fuel mix 2018

 2018
Electricity60
Transport0
Natural gas37
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils2
Other renewable fuels0
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 478 60%
Transport 3 0%
Natural gas 299 37%
LPG and biogas 5 1%
Heating oils 13 2%
Other renewable fuels 1 0%

Energy end use

 2018
Education buildings82
Other buildings9
Other2
Unknown7
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Education buildings 655 82%
Other buildings 73 9%
Other 12 2%
Unknown 58 7%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
2009129
2010119
2011191
2012198
2013264
2014285
2015324
2016331
2017377
2018417
2019 
2020401
Source: SEAI
Savings 2018 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 417 2,704
% 34%  
tCO2 81,000 571,000
€27 million €169 million

Energy saving projects

 2018
Lighting30
Buildings (excl lighting)28
Energy management16
Procurement and energy supply2
Water services2
Combination / Other20
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 149 30%
Buildings (excl Lighting) 137 28%
Energy management 79 16%
Procurement and energy supply 12 2%
Water services 12 2%
Combination / other 100 20%