The annual Sustainable
Energy Awards are intended to encourage, recognise and reward excellence
in energy management, performance and design in the industrial,
commercial and public sectors in Ireland.
The awards will focus on individuals, groups and organisations
who demonstrate a commitment to include energy management as part
of their overall management structure and provide an opportunity
for organisations - regardless of size - to gain public recognition
for their achievements in reducing energy use and emissions. This
is the third year of this national initiative - the only awards
scheme recognising best practice in energy performance, management
and design - and entries are now invited for the 2006 Awards.
As part of this commitment, ESB Customer Supply has had in place an
active program supporting the effective use of energy by customers
since the 1990's, which enables businesses to get the best value for
money from their electricity usage.
||ESB Customer Supply - the sponsor of the Awards
- is committed to encouraging greater efficiency in the use
of energy as one important part of protecting the environment
for future generations.
Due to feedback from various participants during 2005,
a number of changes have been made to enhance this years award
scheme. A new category has been added for Renewable Energy
Projects and, where applicable, changes have been made
to make the awards scheme more attractive to Small and Medium Enterprises.
There will be 15 awards under 7 categories in 2006
- Category A - Coordinated Energy Management Programme
The Coordinated Energy Management Programme category recognises
organisations - regardless of size - that have taken a holistic
approach to energy management and integrated it into their overall
business practices. Entrants should demonstrate continued energy
savings over a number of years. There will be three winners in
this category - a public sector winner, a commercial winner and
an industrial winner.
- Category B Electrical and/or Thermal Energy Efficiency
Opportunities exist in all organisations to identify and implement
electrical and/or thermal energy efficiency projects. This category
is open to projects - regardless of size - that have delivered
significant carbon dioxide and energy reductions over a number
of years. There will be six prizes in this category - one each
for large and small-to-medium enterprises within the industrial,
commercial and public sectors.
Large and small enterprises will be segregated by an energy spend
cut-off - Industry spend cut-off of 1,000,000, Commercial spend
cut-off of 300,000, Public Sector cut-off of 250,000. (e.g.
large industry entrants will have an energy spend > 1,000,000,
with small to medium industry entrants having an energy spend
- Category C Renewable Energy Project
Rising energy prices - and the availability of proven technologies
- has lead to an increased demand for renewable energy systems
to provide heat and electricity requirements for end users. Renewable
energy systems allow users to source their energy requirements
within Ireland - thereby reducing dependence on fossil fuel imports,
leading to increased security of energy supply.
The goal of this category is to find innovative examples of highly
integrated renewable energy systems used in SME and Public Sector
Buildings. There will be one prize in this category.
- Category D Energy Awareness Campaign
An effective energy awareness campaign encourages people at all
levels within an organisation to change their behaviour with regard
to energy use. This award recognises and encourages the development
of the people dimension of energy management within the organisation.
There will be two prizes in this category - one each for large
and small-to-medium enterprises. Large and small enterprises will
be segregated by an energy spend cut-off of 300,000.
- Category E Energy Service or Supply Company
Energy service and supply companies have an excellent opportunity
to promote energy efficient practices and products. The competition
for energy service or supply company is open to all companies
that supply and/or maintain energy related equipment, services,
and consultancy to the industrial, commercial and public sectors.
There will be one prize in this category.
- Category F Excellence in Building Design or Specification
Decisions that are made at the design and specification stage,
impact on energy use throughout the life of a building. This award
underlines the importance of 'getting things right' from
the start. The award is for the design or specification of a commercial
or public building to achieve energy performance exceeding commonly
accepted norms. There will be one prize in this category.
- Category G Energy Manager of the Year
The energy manager of the year award is presented to the individual
or team that demonstrates ongoing reductions in energy use through
effective energy management techniques and technologies. In addition
to understanding the factors affecting energy use, successful
energy managers develop relationships throughout their companies
so that they can influence and motivate energy users and decision
makers. Regular attendance at conferences, training courses and
seminars ensure that the organisation is aware of current issues
affecting energy use and cost. There will be one prize in this
Complete the entry form (Word
format or pdf
format ) and return to SEI ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY, 28th APRIL
- The name and contact details of the person or company to be
considered for the awards should be entered in Section 1.
- The person nominating the above should be included in Section
2, unless you are nominating yourself.
- In Section 3, indicate the award categories that you would
like to enter by checking the appropriate boxes.
- The entrant will then be issued with a questionnaire for each
category entered, which must be completed and returned to SEI
on or before Friday 2nd June 2006.
- Finalists will be short-listed in each award category and these
will be notified in due course.
Entries should be sent to:
Sustainable Energy Ireland
Tel: (01) 808 2067
Fax: (01) 837 2848
Finalists will be invited to the Gala Awards Dinner in Dublin
on the 16th November 2006, where the winners will be announced.
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- Nominations and completed questionnaires may be received via
email, fax or post.
- Nominations should be received no later than
Friday 28th April 2006.
- Completed questionnaires should be received no later than Friday
2nd June 2006.
- All nominations and completed questionnaires will be acknowledged
- In all matters relating to this competition, the judges decision
will be final.
- The awards will be presented at a gala awards ceremony on the
16th November 2006.
- Entries will be accepted from industrial, commercial and public
sector organisations in Ireland and from service /supply companies
serving that market.
- Approval for publicity is implied as part of taking part in
the Sustainable Energy Awards competition.
- Projects entered for consideration in categories B, C, and
F must have been completed on or after 1st January 2004.
- Winners from the 2005 Sustainable Energy Awards are not allowed
enter the 2006 Awards under the same category.
REMEMBER - - CLOSING
DATE FOR NOMINATIONS - FRIDAY 28th APRIL 2006!!