The eight categories for 2019 cover a wide range of areas and activities that reflect SEAI's key focus areas.

What we are seeking from entries

Winning entries will go well beyond the norms of sustainable energy best practice, excelling in some or all of these areas:

  • Achieving multiple tangible benefits
  • Achieving significant energy demand reduction or clean energy deployment
  • Robust implementation approach
  • High levels of innovation
  • Strong potential for replication

Large Business - Exemplary Energy Management

This award is aimed at organisations with an energy spend of over €0.5 million (excluding VAT) that have demonstrated achievements in energy efficiency and decarbonisation over a protracted period. Entrants should outline what energy savings have been made against their long term ambition, and outline any innovations  in its actions, projects or engagement that have helped it to excel in its effective energy performance improvement initiatives, in the year prior to entry at a minimum. Discrete energy  projects or single grant aided activities can be referenced but the winning entrant will have embraced a structured energy management approach.

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Small and Medium sized Business

This award is aimed at small to medium businesses with an energy spend under €0.5 million or less than 250 employees that go beyond best practice in new or upgrade technology deployments or energy management solutions. Entrants should outline what energy savings have been made against their long term ambition. Projects demonstrating low-energy buildings and effective use of renewable technologies are also encouraged.

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Leadership in the Public Sector

This Award is aimed at public sector organisations  that have demonstrated achievements in energy efficiency and decarbonisation over a protracted period. Entrants should outline what energy savings have been made against their long term ambition,  and outline any innovations  in its actions, projects or engagement that have helped it to excel in its effective energy performance improvement initiatives, in the year prior to entry at a minimum.Discrete energy  projects or single grant aided activities can be referenced but  the winning entrant will have embraced a structured energy management approach.

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Community

This Award is aimed at community partnerships, groups and organisations leading change and championing sustainable energy at local level with a view to delivering energy savings and other social, environmental and climate benefits. It will focus on those influencing how the community uses energy individually or collectively. Activities might include energy retrofits, renewable energy upgrades, behavioural change initiatives, hosting community energy events, development of energy cooperatives and energy master plans.

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Energy in Buildings

This award recognises organisations who have implemented exemplar sustainable and low carbon approaches into building design, construction and operation and delivered energy efficiency projects, showing leadership to industry. Projects should demonstrate sustainable approach and reductions in carbon emissions through design, management and operation of the building. Applications are welcome from new build or substantial retrofit projects, in residential or commercial settings.

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Research - €10,000 Bursary Prize

This award is aimed at companies, research performing organisations or public sector/semi-state bodies involved in impactful energy research and innovation. Entrants should have researched and developed innovative energy technologies, processes or systems that will contribute significantly to Ireland’s clean energy future. Entrants will detail the problem researched, the research outcome and the potential impact.

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Energy Team/Manager of the Year

This award celebrates individuals, teams or organisations, across the public, private and voluntary sectors, who have demonstrated leadership and ambition in implementing energy management, delivering multiple significant benefits for their organisations over a prolonged period. 

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Renewable Energy Solutions

This award is aimed at organisations that have developed large-scale renewable installations, services or products or other innovations that have had a substantial impact on Ireland’s energy transition. Entries should represent a striking achievement in the development and deployment of renewable energy at scale in Ireland.

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