Applications have now closed for this year's key eight categories. Keep an eye on our website, where finalists for those eight categories will be announced soon. We are still accepting nominations for the special 'Emerging Sustainable Energy Champion Award', details below.

The categories for 2020 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.

Emerging Sustainable Energy Champion

*Special Award*

Our “Emerging Sustainable Energy Champion” award was introduced last year to recognise the outstanding work that many young people do.  The award was presented to Victory Luke, a Transition Year student in Collinstown Park Community College, Dublin.  Victory led a sustainability project in her school, went on to speak at an international conference and published an article in the Irish Times.

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Large Business - Exemplary Energy Management

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 sized Business - Exemplary Energy Performance

This award is aimed small and medium businesses, with an energy spend from €1 to €1 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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Leadership in the Public Sector

This Award is aimed at public sector organisations that have demonstrated leadership 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 outline any innovations in their actions, projects or engagement that have improved energy performance.

 
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Inspirational Energy Community

This award is for members of the SEAI Sustainable Energy Communities Network. It will recognise the inspirational efforts of teams leading a sustainable energy community that go beyond the norm through a combination of ambition, passion and commitment.

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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 commercial settings. Projects must be complete and buildings occupied.

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Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy

This 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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Excellence in Energy Research and Innovation

This 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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Energy Team/Manager 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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