Key Performance Indicators

Step 1

Understand your energy use for efficient energy management

The SEAI Energy Academy is a business support giving you the information you need for smart energy management. Understanding your SME’s energy usage and what sustainable energy efficient alternatives are available will help you to make informed investment decisions and identify cost savings.

Find out more about the SEAI Energy Academy

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Step 2

Create a plan with an energy management workshop

Create an energy action plan to outline your business's energy management targets.

This will Identify the significant energy users, the opportunities for change and how to reduce energy usage and costs.

Find out more about the SEAI's free onlineenergy management workshop

Step 3

Identify what business support you need with an SEAI energy audit

Once your business has implemented basic energy management and an energy action plan, the next step is to carry out an energy audit.

The energy audit will help ensure that you are taking informed steps especially where investments or upgrades are involved.

Find out what business funds are available with SEAI’s Support Scheme for Energy Audits

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Step 4

Invest in energy efficiency upgrades with SEAI Business Funds & Grants

Your energy action plan or energy audit should highlight upgrade or investment opportunities.

These may include changing your lights to LEDs, investing in renewable heat sources such as commercial heat pumps, installing commercial solar panels or purchasing a commercial electric vehicle.

See what SEAI grants for Irish businesses are available to help you achieve your green energy upgrades and investments

Step 5

Monitor, track and report for optimal business energy management

Energy efficiency works best when it is implemented into your business's long-term strategy.

Monitoring your energy use regularly to track improvements will help you to understand which actions will reduce energy consumption and costs the most in the long run.

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