Are you part of a team that has demonstrated remarkable leadership and ambition in implementing energy management across your organisation?
About the Award
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.
Who should apply?
Applications are welcome from individuals, teams or organisations, across the public, private and voluntary sectors,
Previous project finalists under this category include:
Hotel Doolin is a 4* boutique hotel located in the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark. Aine Martin has led the Green Team for the last three years, working to reduce the hotel's carbon footprint. The team set targets, meet monthly and put different initiatives and actions in place to achieve the goals. Activities included changing the heating system from oil to an air-to-water heating system resulting in a 68% reduction in oil in the last 2 years. Other activities included upgrading to LED lighting, investing in building fabric upgrades, creating energy charts, changing electricity supply to renewable electricity, servicing equipment annually, training staff, installing an electric car charger and installing heating and cooling upgrades.
National University of Ireland Galway
National University of Ireland Galway is on a journey to establish the campus as one of the greenest Universities in the world. As part of its sustainability strategy, it has created a Green Campus Charter, encouraging and providing tools to students and staff on how to reduce energy use on site and at home. The Galway team also gives ‘green’ recommendations on new technology being used on campus, to ensure alignment with their sustainability goals. The team strive to live, learn and lead by example, and are charting all three of these in daily actions and aim to achieve an ambitious 40% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020.
Musgrave, which owns Super Valu and Centra, is Ireland's largest grocery distributor and is dedicated to building a more sustainable future in work. The Musgrave Sustainability Team, led by Daniel Murphy has been leading by example, supporting their SuperValu and Centra retailers in delivering energy and cost savings. Energy consumption in Musgrave owned facilities has been reduced by up to 25% and similar targets are being driven for the independent retailers. The Musgrave retailers operate at the heart of local communities and with the support of the Musgrave Sustainability Team, take an active role in supporting energy initiatives in local clubs and charities.
Gurteen College is a registered charity founded in 1947. It offers a range of recognised Teagasc courses to people who intend making a career in either agriculture, equines or related services. In association with Tipperary Energy Agency, Mike Pearson developed a renewable energy programme. This reduces the energy usage throughout college grounds. The use of energy on site has been improved with the growing of willow for biomass fuel. Additonally, the generation of electricity through the wind turbine. Finally, a PV system which reduces the need for electricity to be imported off the grid.
We are truly delighted to win this SEAI Energy Award. We have developed a renewable energy programme to reduce the impact of energy usage. It also improves its efficiency throughout the college grounds. This award acknowledges our efforts to go beyond sustainable energy best practice. Through demonstrating renewable energy technologies, we are preparing young farmers and rural enterprises for the future.
- Please submit your application online by 5pm Friday 18th June.
- You are eligible to apply under more than one category. Simply follow the online guidelines and copy and paste your application to a new category and amend your answers as appropriate.
- Please ensure all mandatory fields are completed before you hit submit.
- Please complete the 'Data' section to the best of your ability.
- Once you submit, you can still edit your application up to the deadline date.
- Please keep attachments to 5MB or less.
- Shortlisted applications will be announced in August.