Education and Training Boards are currently at 33% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2020, ETBs had saved 33%, or 95 GWh, since their baselines, exceeding the 2020 target by <1 GWh. The savings made are equivalent to 17,000 tonnes CO2 or €6M.

Energy consumption 2020

 2020
Education and Training Boards2
Other Public Sector98
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Education and Training Boards 194 2%
Other Public Sector 8,966 98%

Energy breakdown 2020

 2020
Grid electricity52
Fossil fuels48
Renewable energy1
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 100 52%
Fossil Fuels 93 48%
Renewable energy 1 1%

Fuel mix 2020

 2020
Electricity52
Transport0
Natural gas30
LPG and biogas3
Heating oils15
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 100 52%
Transport 0 0%
Natural gas 57 30%
LPG and biogas 5 3%
Heating oils 30 15%
Other renewable fuels 1 1%

Energy end use 2020

 2020
Education buildings78
Other buildings2
Other electricity (unknown use)1
Other thermal (unknown use)19
Transport0
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Education buildings 152 78%
Other buildings 3 2%
Other electricity (unknown use) 2 1%
Other thermal (unknown use) 36 19
Transport 0 0%

Energy saving projects 2020

 2020
Lighting16
Buildings (excl. Lighting)22
Energy management9
Procurement and energy supply3
Schools40
Combination / Other11
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 44 16%
Buildings (excl. Lighting) 60 22%
Energy management 24 9%
Procurement and energy supply 7 3%
Schools 110 40%
Combination / other 31 11%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
20090
20102
201111
201213
201311
201412
201520
201611
201731
201850
201964
202095
Source: SEAI

By 2020, ETBs had saved 33%, or 95 GWh, since their baselines, exceeding the 2020 target by <1 GWh. The savings made are equivalent to 17,000 tonnes CO2 or €6M.

Savings 2020 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 95 316
% 33%  
tCO2 17,000 62,000
€6 million €21 million

GHG emissions 2020

 2020
Thermal54
Transport0
Electricity46
Source: SEAI
Emission typetCO2Percentage
Thermal 18,739 54%
Transport 107 0%
Electricity 16,089 46%

At least 1 of the 16 PBs in this sector have data quality issues that were identified by SEAI.