Are you part of a public sector organisation that has demonstrated achievements in energy efficiency and decarbonisation? Apply for the Public Sector category in this year’s Energy Awards.

About the Award

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


Who should apply?

Applications are welcome from all public sector organisations.

Previous project finalists under this category include:

Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council is the largest Local Authority in the country. They employ over 5,800 staff and with a capital budget of over €1billion. The Council delivers over 500 services to the people living, working and visiting Dublin City. Dublin City Council developed an Energy Performance Contract. This mitigates the risk to the Council to give fuller value to public spend. At the same time it maintains and improves the quality of public services offered.

Sligo University Hospital (SUH)

SUH provides acute general and maternity services to the population of Sligo, Leitrim, West Cavan and South Donegal. It provides regional services across the North West to a population of 280,000. Since 2012, the hospitals energy programme has delivered significant energy savings. There are hospital-wide staff engagement and interest in energy reduction. These are through several energy awareness campaigns and monthly energy team meetings. Regular monitoring and targeting will ensure that the energy reductions are maintained in the years ahead.

Dublin City University

Since admitting its first students in 1980, DCU has grown in both student numbers and size. It now has 5 campuses and over 80 buildings in Dublin delivering programmes to over 17,000 students. DCU has a customised, structured, mature, replicable and proven Energy Management System (EnMS) which it has managed since 2004. The management of energy has shown real results, exceeding the 33% target. There are also ambitious plans for an exemplar carbon neutral campus in the future.

SOS Kilkenny

SOS Kilkenny Clg. provides a lifetime commitment to people with a learning disability. The progress to date shows a commitment to a multi-year energy management plan to further reduce dependency on energy. At the same time continually cut or manage energy consumption across the organisation. The successful implementation of the works to date have had knock-on effects. Staff and service users themselves are more now interested in energy reductions in their own homes.


We are delighted to take the award back. It just shows what staff awareness and staff engagement can do in making savings in a public sector building.
Declan McGoldrick, Project Manager, Sligo University Hospital

Application guidelines

  1. Please submit your application online by 5pm. Friday 14th June.
  2. 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.
  3. Please ensure all mandatory fields are completed before you hit submit.
  4. Please complete the 'Data' section to the best of your ability.
  5. Once you submit, you can still edit your application up to the deadline date.
  6. Please keep attachments to 5MB or less.
  7. Shortlisted applications will be announced in August.
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