We are here to support your school in reporting your energy data using the M&R system. This will fulfil your obligations and help you towards your 2020 target.
Why schools should report
The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan to 2020 set a target for schools to improve their energy efficiency by 33%. As part of this schools are required to report annually on their energy usage through the M&R system. Our annual report on energy efficiency in the public sector will include details of the energy performance of the schools sector.
As well as helping to track school’s energy data annually, the online system provides a scorecard that presents a powerful snapshot of the school’s progress to date and online access to your annual electricity and natural gas consumption data.
Who needs to report
All schools including primary, special and post-primary schools (except ETBs) are required to report energy data annually. You do this using the online M&R system.
A survey of school M&R system users found that 86% agreed that once you compile the data it’s easy to report using the on-line system. 75% of respondents spent less than 2 hours reporting (42% spent less than an hour). 72% agreed that having online access to energy data will be useful for managing energy use.
Attend a training workshop!
Training workshops are open to all schools. They will be held in February and March 2018 at Education Centres around the country. We will guide you through the process of completing your school's M&R report. To book a workshop place, contact the Monitoring and Reporting helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 8082012.
2018 training workshop dates and locations
|Waterford Education Centre||Tuesday 27 February 2018|
|Athlone Education Centre||Tuesday 27 February 2018|
|Laois Education Centre||Wednesday 28 February 2018|
|Kildare Education Centre||Wednesday 28 February 2018|
|Blackrock Education Centre||Thursday 1 March 2018|
|Monaghan Education Centre||Thursday 1 March 2018|
|Dublin West Education Centre||Tuesday 6 March 2018|
|Sligo Education Centre||Tuesday 6 March 2018|
|Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre||Wednesday 7 March 2018|
|Navan Education Centre||Wednesday 7 March 2018|
|Tralee Education Centre||Thursday 8 March 2018|
|Clare Education Centre||Friday 9 March 2018|
|Wexford Education Centre||Tuesday 13 March 2018|
|Galway Education Centre||Wednesday 14 March 2018|
|West Cork Education Centre||Thursday 15 March 2018|
2017 reporting schedule
Reporting is now open for all schools and public bodies.
|27 November 2017||System opened for public bodies and Schools to start reporting|
|20 Feb-15 Mar 2018||Training workshops take place nationwide for Schools|
|27 April 2018||Reporting Deadline – late reports are not accepted|
|25 August 2018||Final Scorecard available|
|December 2018||SEAI publish the Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Report|
|January 2019||The reporting cycle for 2018 energy use will start with system opening - date to be advised|
Register your school
If this is your school's first time reporting then request your username by emailing the following to email@example.com:
- A valid email address to be used as the user name
- Name of the person who will be the primary M&R system user from the organisation
- Name of the school
- School Roll number (except ETBs)
If your school logged in previously, then your login details will be the same.
Gather your data
Use the information below to gather and prepare your data. Don't forget to keep records for future reference and verification!
Select your baseline
A baseline is the point in time against which you will measure your progress in saving energy. You only need to select your preferred baseline period once. You will need to report data for all years from your chosen baseline period to 2017.
You will need to report annual energy consumption and your pupil numbers for every year from your baseline onwards. So if you select the default 2013 baseline that means from the start of 2013 to the end of 2017. These are the main data items required from your baseline to 2017:
- MPRNs & GPRNs for your electricity and natural gas. The system then accesses your energy consumption from the meter operators. You can find these on your past bills, usually in the top right-hand corner. Your MPRN will be 11 digits, and your GPRN will be 7 digits or less.
- All other energy types: annual usage of energy (e.g. heating oil, LPG, diesel) by your school in kg, litres, kWh etc. You must specifically report if your school uses electricity for heating rooms. Most schools only have electricity and natural gas, LPG, kerosene or gasoil for heating. Some schools may own a school bus which consumes road diesel. Staff mileage and staff/student commutes to and from school are excluded unless transport is provided by the school.
- Values for pupil numbers, full-time staff and your school’s floor area.
- Details of any energy saving projects undertaken.
Ready to report?
View and download the Quick Guide for schools using M&R. It's a quick reference tool specifically for schools that takes you through the key steps.
Watch our step by step guidance videos
We offer a range of supports to help you complete your report. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01 8082012.