The categories for 2024 cover a wide range of areas and activities that reflect SEAI's key focus areas.

The categories cover a wide range of areas and activities that reflect SEAI's key focus areas. The Awards continuously showcase the organisations, communities and individuals who are leading in smart energy solutions and practices.

Large Business

This award is aimed at organisations with an energy spend of over €0.5 million that have demonstrated achievements in energy efficiency and decarbonisation over a number of years. Entrants should outline what energy savings have been made against their long term ambition, and any innovations in their actions, projects or engagement that have improved energy performance.

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Small and Medium Business

This award is aimed small and medium businesses, with an energy spend from one euro to €1.5 million and employee numbers from 1 to 250, that go beyond best practice in in energy efficiency, energy management solutions or renewable technology deployments. Entrants should outline what energy savings have been made to date against their long term ambition.

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Public Sector

The Leadership in the Public Sector Decarbonisation Award is aimed at public sector organisations that are demonstrating leadership in mobilising climate action strategies to achieve the 2030 targets. Entrants should set out their strategy, current and planned programmes, project pipeline, achievements to date, and outline why their approach is an exemplar for their sector.

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Inspirational Sustainable Energy Community

This award is for members of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) Network. We want to give you the opportunity to showcase and present your sustainable energy journey. All you need to do is tell us about your SEC so we can hear your inspirational stories.

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Energy in Buildings

This award celebrates sustainable and low carbon buildings that have demonstrated best practice in design, construction or operation. Applications are welcome from new build or substantial retrofit projects, in residential or non-residential settings. Projects must be complete and buildings occupied.

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Renewable Energy

This Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy award recognises organisations that have demonstrated a high level of innovation in the deployment and/or operation of a functioning renewable energy project. Projects may be in renewable heat, electricity or transport, and may include projects for self-supply to a discrete facility.

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Research and Innovation

This Excellence in Energy Research and Innovation award is aimed at organisations that have researched and developed innovative energy-related technologies, processes or systems, which will contribute significantly to Ireland’s clean energy transition. This winner will receive a €10,000 bursary.

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This category recognises exemplary performance and innovation in low emissions transport. This award celebrates organisations, initiatives which have demonstrated leadership and/or innovation in decarbonising transport.

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Residential Energy Upgrades

This category recognises those who embrace the pursuit of sustainable energy by designing and/or delivering energy upgrades to existing homes to achieve user-centred low-carbon homes.

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Digital Technologies

This Sustainability via Digital Technologies in Construction and Buildings Award recognises the use of digital technology such as BIM, building energy simulation, SMART building technology/ analytics, manufacturing techniques (Circular Economy) to reduce the whole life cycle carbon emissions of a building.

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Sustainable Energy Leader/Team of the Year

This award celebrates individuals or teams in the public, private or voluntary sectors, who have demonstrated long-term leadership and ambition in implementing energy management and delivering significant benefits for their organisation.

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