Section 38 and 39 Health Organisations are currently at 26% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2020, Health (other section 38 & 39) had saved 26%, or 100 GWh, since their baselines. This is 25 GWh short of the 2020 target. The savings made are equivalent to 20,000 tonnes CO2 or €6M.

Energy consumption 2020

 2020
Section 38 and 39 Health Organisations3
Other Public Sector97
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
Section 38 and 39 Health Organisations 278 3%
Other Public Sector 8,882 97%

Energy breakdown 2020

 2020
Grid electricity28
Fossil fuels70
Renewable energy2
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 77 28%
Fossil Fuels 195 70%
Renewable energy 6 2%

Fuel mix 2020

 2020
Electricity28
Transport11
Natural gas39
LPG and biogas2
Heating oils19
Other renewable fuels1
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 94 28%
Transport 38 11%
Natural gas 113 39%
LPG and biogas 5 2%
Heating oils 54 19%
Other renewable fuels 3 1%

Energy end use 2020

 2020
Healthcare buildings43
Office buildings8
Other buildings7
Other electricity (unknown use)3
Other thermal (unknown use)28
Transport11
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Healthcare buildings 120 43%
Office buildings 21 8%
Other buildings 20 7%
Other electricity (unknown use) 9 3%
Other thermal (unknown use) 77 28%
Transport 32 11%

Energy saving projects 2020

 2020
Lighting21
Buildings (excl Lighting)30
Energy management15
Procurement and energy supply9
Transport4
Combination / Other21
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 25 21%
Buildings (excl Lighting) 35 30%
Energy management 17 15%
Procurement and energy supply 10 9%
Transport 5 4%
Combination / other 25 21%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
20090
201022
201129
201247
201356
201471
201563
201671
201776
201889
2019103
2020100
Source: SEAI

By 2020, Health (other section 38 & 39) had saved 26%, or 100 GWh, since their baselines. This is 25 GWh short of the 2020 target. The savings made are equivalent to 20,000 tonnes CO2 or €6M.

Savings 2020 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 100 727
% 26%  
tCO2 20,000 152,000
€6 million €46 million

GHG emissions 2020

 2020
Thermal63
Transport13
Electricity23
Source: SEAI
Emission typetCO2Percentage
Thermal 33,806 63%
Transport 7,171 13%
Electricity 12,442 23%

At least 2 of the 43 PBs in this sector have data quality issues that were identified by SEAI.