Education and Training Boards make up 2% of the public sector’s energy consumption. By 2019, ETBs had saved 21%, or 61GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 11,000 tonnes CO2 or €4 million.

Energy consumption 2019

 2019
Education and Training Boards2
Other Public Sector98
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Education and Training Boards 223 2%
Other Public Sector 9,675 98%

Energy breakdown

 2019
Grid electricity54
Fossil fuels46
Renewable energy1
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 120 54%
Fossil Fuels 101 46%
Renewable energy 1 1%

Fuel mix 2019

 2019
Electricity54
Transport0
Natural gas28
LPG and biogas2
Heating oils15
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 120 54%
Transport 1 0%
Natural gas 61 28%
LPG and biogas 5 2%
Heating oils 34 15%
Other renewable fuels 1 1%

Energy end use

 2019
Education buildings79
Other buildings2
Other0
Unknown19
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Education buildings 176 79%
Other buildings 3 2%
Other 1 0%
Unknown 42 19%

Energy saving projects

 2019
Lighting14
Buildings (excl. Lighting)22
Energy management6
Procurement and energy supply3
Schools42
Combination / Other12
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 30 14%
Buildings (excl. Lighting) 47 22%
Energy management 13 6%
Procurement and energy supply 7 3%
Schools 90 42%
Combination / other 26 12%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
20090
20104
20117
20128
20135
20146
201515
20167
201727
201848
201961
202093
Source: SEAI

By 2019, ETBs had saved 21%, or 61 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 11,000 tonnes CO2 or €4 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 93 GWh.

Savings 2019 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 61 179
% 21%  
tCO2 11,000 36,000
€4 million €12 million