The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Energy Awards are now open for entries from individuals and organisations that are excelling in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
SEAI is calling on communities, businesses, individuals, and organisations all across Ireland who are leaving behind fossil fuels and taking advantage of innovative energy solutions to enter.
The SEAI Energy Awards will showcase these achievements and inspire others to do the same.
Entrants can choose from eleven Award categories: Large Business; Small and Medium Business; Leadership in the Public Sector: Inspirational Energy Community; Energy in Buildings; Innovative Deployment of Renewable Energy; Energy Team/ Energy Manager of the Year and Young Energy Champion and Excellence in Energy Research and Innovation – which comes with a €10,000 Bursary Prize.
Two new categories have been added this year: Residential Energy Upgrades – for those who design and/or deliver energy upgrades to existing homes to achieve user-centred low-carbon homes; and Transport – for organisations or initiatives which have demonstrated leadership in decarbonising transport.
Fergus Sharkey, Head of Business with SEAI, said that the awards continue to set the benchmark in energy best practice as exciting and innovative sustainable energy solutions and practices emerge.
“We know that there are already communities, businesses, individuals, and organisations that are leading the way and setting out the path for the rest of society to follow,” he said.
“These awards shine a light on their achievements and inspire others to act. If you believe that you, your community, or your organisation is among these leaders I strongly encourage you to enter the SEAI Energy Awards 2022 so we can recognise your achievements.
“It’s only when we share this inspirational work with others, do we realise what is truly possible in decarbonising Ireland.”
Last year’s winners to the Awards included:
- Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown Local Authority who won the Energy Team of the Year for improving its energy performance by 51% in ten years,
- Pfizer Grange Castle who won the Large Business Award for their consistent CO2 savings on their clearly articulated path to carbon neutrality and
- Inishowen Sustainable Energy Community who won the Community Award for their coordinated stakeholder engagement and plans to become a renewable energy centre of excellence.
People can get more information on the competition and enter the Awards online at www.seai.ie/energyawards.
Entries are open until 17 June 2022. Winners will be announced at a lunch event to celebrate their achievements in Dublin in October.