The categories for 2022 covered a wide range of areas and activities that reflect SEAI's key focus areas.

The categories for 2022 covered 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.

Young Energy Champion

Our “Young Energy Champion” award recognises the outstanding work that young people do. Aimed at energy champions under 18, you can nominate a young person, or enter yourself into this award.

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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 €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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*NEW AWARD* Transport

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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*NEW AWARD* 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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