The HSE and Acute Hospitals are currently at 17% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2020, Health (HSE & acutes) had saved 17%, or 304 GWh, since their baselines. This is 279 GWh short of the 2020 target. The savings made are equivalent to 56,000 tonnes CO2 or €20M.

Energy consumption 2020

 2020
HSE and Acute Hospitals16
Other Public Sector84
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
HSE and Acute Hospitals 1,464 16%
Other Public Sector 7,696 84%

Energy breakdown 2020

 2020
Grid electricity42
Fossil fuels58
Renewable energy1
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 611 42%
Fossil Fuels 845 58%
Renewable energy 8 1%

Fuel mix 2020

 2020
Electricity42
Transport4
Natural gas38
LPG and biogas2
Heating oils14
Other renewable fuels0
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 611 46%
Transport 56 4%
Natural gas 562 36%
LPG and biogas 24 1%
Heating oils 209 15%
Other renewable fuels 1 0%

Energy end use 2020

 2020
Healthcare buildings76
Office buildings2
Other buildings2
Other electricity (unknown use)0
Other thermal (unknown use)16
Transport4
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Healthcare buildings 1,111 76%
Office buildings 33 2%
Other buildings 25 2%
Other electricity (unknown use) 4 0%
Other thermal (unknown use) 235 16%
Transport 56 4%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
201037
2011128
2012165
2013254
2014263
2015382
2016344
2017393
2018457
2019468
2020304
Source: SEAI

By 2020, Health (HSE & acutes) had saved 17%, or 304 GWh, since their baselines. This is 279 GWh short of the 2020 target. The savings made are equivalent to 56,000 tonnes CO2 or €20M.

Savings 2020 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 304 3,193
% 17%  
tCO2 56,000 656,000
€20 million €203 million

Energy saving projects 2020

 2020
Lighting18
Buildings (excl lighting)40
ICT systems0
Energy management7
Procurement and energy supply2
Combination / Other33
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 86 18%
Buildings (excl Lighting) 193 40%
ICT systems 2 0%
Energy management 32 7%
Procurement and energy supply 10 2%
Combination / other 159 33%

GHG emissions 2020

 2020
Thermal59
Transport5
Electricity36
Source: SEAI
Emission typetCO2Percentage
Thermal 159,043 59%
Transport 12,733 5%
Electricity 98,102 36%