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Energy in Education Stakeholder Communications for members SEAI Energy Updates, Summer/Autumn 2021

23rd June 2021 | News, What's New

The Energy in Education programme offers a range of supports developed by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) in partnership with the Department of Education designed to help schools to improve energy management practices, reduce school operating costs and protect the environment.

NEW – Register for a free online Energy Management course – take climate action and reduce school energy costs!

This year Autumn courses have moved online and will consist of 3 x 2 hour live workshops with an expert trainer. You’ll be given access to a range of resources, online tools, expert advice and opportunities to network and share knowledge & experiences with other schools. Schools that complete courses can apply for a site assessment and three-month mentoring with an Energy Advisor, who will assist in identifying and implementing energy saving opportunities. Any member of the Board of Management or staff member that the school selects can attend the course.

If you would like to register your interest in attending an online energy management course in Autumn go to:

Introducing SEAI’s Energy Academy…

Why not register for SEAI’s Energy Academy  for a free online module on saving energy in school? The module only takes about 20 minutes and will help you identify the main energy consumers in schools and provide tips and advice on energy management. You’ll also find free modules on climate change, energy awareness, and lot’s more.

Thanks to all those that completed their energy monitoring and reporting (M&R) requirement for 2020! 

SEAI is extremely grateful for the high levels of compliance with M&R requirements for 2020, despite the challenges presented by the pandemic – we look forward to continuing to support schools in this regard.

Tracking energy use is a key aspect of taking climate action and the data schools provide will be used to track the public sector’s progress towards its 33% energy efficiency target for 2020. The data will be included in the next Annual Report on Public Sector Energy Efficiency Performance (to be published later this year).  Schools that have not reported to date can register with SEAI at any time by contacting [email protected]. For details and supports visit


SEAI Workshops – Online, Outdoor or In class

You can now book a workshop to suit your schools needs.  Workshops can be done outdoors, in class or online.  Register your interest for the next academic year now and we will be in touch to arrange a workshop for your school.

Climate SOS

This senior primary reader follows the adventures of 4 kids and their dog who are finding out about sustainable energy.  However, their arch nemesis Max Siphon and his sidekick Guzzler are trying to stop this.

It is available to borrow from local libraries either as a single book or a class set. Teachers can order their own copy from SEAI or download an e-reader.  Full details at


For more tips on how to save your school energy and money visit   

For teaching resources and workshops for pupils visit

Sign up to SEAI’s schools ezine here and keep up to date on new resources and supports for teaching energy and sustainability in school

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