The SEAI EXEED grant will provide support of up to €500,000 per year to successful organisations
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is accepting applications from organisations planning an investment in a new design project or major energy upgrade.
Denis Naughten TD, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, secured the allocation of €10 Million in Budget 2018 for the Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) programme. It will be used to support EXEED projects delivering new best practices in the design, construction and management of buildings and facilities for optimum energy performance.
Grants will provide support of up to €500,000 per year to successful organisations. All public and private organisations who are planning an investment project of any scale or complexity can apply.
“Ireland faces very significant challenges in meeting our binding climate change targets and avoiding compliance costs. Businesses have a key role to play in ensuring that they consider energy-use and carbon emissions in infrastructure projects and energy management in operations,” said the Minister. “The EXEED Certified programme encourages innovation in how we design and manage projects and is driving the adoption of longer-term solutions to the energy challenges we face.”
SEAI is already supporting over 30 businesses in achieving EXEED certification and significantly reducing their energy consumption. Jim Gannon, CEO of SEAI, explained that the benefit of EXEED is that energy performance and energy management is considered at the very beginning of the design of a new build or major upgrade project, reducing energy consumption and operational costs over its lifecycle. “Projects that implement the EXEED process can save up to 30 per cent in energy use and save on capital expenditure for new investments,” he added.
Last year, SEAI invested €1.6 million in EXEED projects ranging from educational facilities, to pharmaceutical companies to public buildings. Some projects include:
The SEAI EXEED grant application process is now open.
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