An Post takes top prize at Energy Awards

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of the 2023 SEAI Energy Awards while celebrating 20 years of the event.

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This year’s awards attracted 114 applications and 40 finalists, who collectively reduced energy consumption by 16 per cent, saving €50 million in energy spend. The renewable energy produced by the 2023 entrants is equivalent to powering over 400,000 homes per year.

The top prize this year went to An Post for Energy Team of the year, with An Post’s sustainability team driving a sustainability programme spanning the whole company, including retrofitting the property portfolio to at least a B3 BER and building a substantial electric vehicle fleet.

Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) CEO Pat Barry was given the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to Sustainable Energy, recognising his work in establishing the IGBC as a hugely influential organisation in Irish property and construction.

Hosted by journalist Sinead Ryan, this year’s ceremony saw a total of thirteen awards presented to individuals, businesses, communities, and public sector organisations in recognition of their commitment and dedication to sustainable energy and climate action.

Environment minister Eamon Ryan said: “I want to congratulate the entrants and winners of this year’s SEAI Energy Awards for their commitment to sustainable energy and their role in fighting for a cleaner energy future for us all. The finalists – indeed all the applicants this year – give an insight into the technical capacity, the innovation, the drive and the vision that is powering an energy transformation right across the country, in businesses and in communities.”

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