Funding of €10m for energy efficiency design projects

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI ) is now accepting applications from organisations planning an investment in a new design project or major energy upgrade.

Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten secured an allocation of €10m in Budget 2018 for the Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED ) programme.

The allocation 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.

The SEAI grant will provide support of up to €500,000 per year to successful organisations. The grant is open to all public and private organisations who are planning an investment project of any scale or complexity.

Minister Naughten said: “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. 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.”

The grant application process is now open. For further information visit www.seai.ie/grants

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