Education and Training Boards make up 2% of the public sector’s energy consumption. By 2018, ETBs had saved 17%, or 46GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 9,000 tonnes CO2 or €3 million.

Energy consumption 2018

 2018
Education and Training Boards2
Other Public Sector98
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Education and Training Boards 230 2%
Other Public Sector 9,948 98%

Energy breakdown

 2018
Grid electricity54
Fossil fuels44
Renewable energy1
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 125 54%
Fossil Fuels 102 44%
Renewable energy 2 1%

Fuel mix 2018

 2018
Electricity54
Transport0
Natural gas27
LPG and biogas2
Heating oils15
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 125 54%
Transport 1 0%
Natural gas 62 27%
LPG and biogas 5 2%
Heating oils 35 15%
Other renewable fuels 2 1%

Energy end use

 2018
Education buildings79
Other buildings2
Other0
Unknown19
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Office buildings 181 79%
Other buildings 5 2%
Other 1 0%
Unknown 43 19%

Energy saving projects

 2018
Lighting13
Buildings24
Energy management4
Procurement and energy supply4
Schools44
Combination / Other11
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 26 13%
Buildings 46 24%
Energy management 8 4%
Procurement and energy supply 7 4%
Schools 84 44%
Combination / other 22 11%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
20090
20103
20118
20129
20135
20148
201517
20168
201729
201846
20190
202091
Source: SEAI

By 2018, ETBs had saved 17%, or 46 GWh, since their baselines. This is equivalent to 9,000 tonnes CO2 or €3 million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 91 GWh.

Savings 2018 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 46 128
% 17%  
tCO2 9,000 26,000
€3 million €8 million