The National Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2009 – 2020 (NEEAP), published by the Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources, set an overall national goal of 20% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020.
A number of compliance and legislative requirements have already been set in place as a result of this including Building Energy Rating Certificates and Display Energy Certificates, in a drive to reduce energy consumption. The Irish public sector is leading the way in this area through the development of Energy Management Strategies.
This chart represents the distribution of energy use across each sector in Ireland.
“Rising energy costs, the adverse environmental impacts of fossil fuel use and our dependence on imports are making energy management an imperative for our economy, our environment and our business” - SEAI
As we are a third of the way through the time set out in the NEEAP it is becoming more and more important to take control of energy use and in doing so implement economically viable solutions, making your business or corporation more sustainable.
In order to meet their obligations under this directive (referred to as the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme EEOS) Electric Ireland are now providing funding support to Irish businesses for energy efficient upgrade projects.
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