Get the recognition you deserve, showcase your unique low carbon approach to energy management. Apply now for the 'Small Business' Award in this years Sustainable Energy Awards.

About the Award

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.

Who should apply?

Applications are welcome from SMEs across all sectors.

Previous project finalists under this category include:

Aut Even Hospital

Aut Even Hospital is a seventy-one-bed elective, private hospital with an eighteen-bed day surgery unit located just outside Kilkenny City. The 10-year fully financed energy performance contract between Veolia and Aut Even Hospital is delivering energy savings. These outweigh the finance repayments for the Hospital. The innovative funding model made this project feasible for Aut Even Hospital.

Sirus Group

Sirus Group has offices located in Cork and Dublin and provides service to the HVAC, Electrical and Controls industry. Collectively, the Sirus Group employs almost 120 people and operates across Ireland and mainland Europe. The Well building retrofit uses heat pump technology with a full heat recovery system. There is an external glass wall as well as internal glass walls, creating solar gain and maximising natural daylight.

Airpacks Ltd T/A KORE Insulation

KORE is a manufacturer of high quality expanded polystyrene for the Irish and UK markets. Based in Kilnaleck, Co. Cavan, the 45,000 square foot state of the art facility has been in operation since 1997. As part of efforts to increase sustainability and reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint, KORE has undertaken a variety of initiatives. These include: energy efficiency upgrades, lean manufacturing process, load optimisation, waste reduction and segregation, transport and route planning.

For Aut Even Hospital to be a finalist here is a great achievement. We're a small organisation who strive to part of the bigger picture of protecting our environment.
John Holmes, Aut Even 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.
Top tips for an award winning application

Has your business made substantial #energy savings? We love to hear how? Apply now to the #SEAIAwards2019 #SME category.

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