The HSE and Acute Hospitals are currently at 22% energy efficiency improvement against a target of 33%. Learn more about their energy consumption and energy saving projects.

By 2017, the HSE and Acute Hospitals had saved 22%, or 425 GWh, since their baseline. This is equivalent to 89,000 tonnes CO2 or €25million. Based on the latest data, the 33% target for 2020 is equivalent to 649 GWh.

Energy consumption 2017

 2017
HSE and Acute Hospitals15
Other Public Sector85
Source: SEAI
Sector Total Primary GWh Percentage
HSE and Acute Hospitals 1542 15%
Other Public Sector 8706 85%

Energy breakdown

 2017
Grid electricity47
Fossil fuels53
Renewable energy0
Source: SEAI
Energy breakdown Total Primary GWh Percentage
Grid electricity 719 47%
Fossil Fuels 818 53%
Renewable energy 5 0%

Fuel mix 2017

 2017
Electricity47
Transport3
Natural gas33
LPG and biogas1
Heating oils16
Other renewable fuels0
Source: SEAI
Fuel type Total Primary GWh Percentage
Electricity 719 47%
Transport 48 3%
Natural gas 509 33%
LPG and biogas 14 1%
Heating oils 251 16%
Other renewable fuels 0 0%

Energy end use

 2017
Healthcare buildings75
Office buildings2
Other buildings2
Transport3
Unknown17
Source: SEAI
End use Total Primary GWh Percentage
Healthcare buildings 1164 75%
Office buildings 36 2%
Other buildings 25 2%
Transport 48 3%
Unknown 269 17%

Savings and gap to 2020 target

YearSavings
20090
201042
2011140
2012176
2013275
2014292
2015414
2016372
2017425
2018 
2019 
2020649
Source: SEAI
Savings 2017 Cumulative since baseline
GWh 425 2136
% 22%  
tCO2 89,000 463,000
€25million €131million

Energy saving projects

 2017
Lighting15
Buildings (excl lighting)39
Energy management6
Procurement and energy supply2
Combination / Other38
Source: SEAI
Energy Saving Projects No. of projects Percentage
Lighting 60 15%
Buildings (excl Lighting) 158 39%
Energy management 26 6%
Procurement and energy supply 9 2%
Combination / other 157 38%

One of the 17 Public Bodies in this group accounts for almost three quarters of the consumption and nearly 70% of the savings. While there are no known significant data quality issues with respect to this Public Body, any data quality issues that might exist, or any large swings in performance could affect the entire sector.