‘Reduce Your Use’ energy campaign for Winter

Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec

Participate in the public sector ‘Reduce your Use’ energy awareness campaign over the winter months (October to March). See the SEAI website on how to sign up, to access awareness materials, and for case studies.

You can provide staff with information on SEAI training:

  • Contact your regional Energy Bureau Officer for the SEAI Engaging People programme which has been tailored specifically for healthcare.
  • SEAI online energy academy training which has short (15 mins to 2 hours) online, self-directed training on topics like leading sustainable change for decarbonisation, office energy efficiency, energy use in labs, energy management systems, energy audits, Ireland’s renewable energy transition, introduction to PV, eco-driving, etc.


Posters to help recruit energy champion volunteers for green teams are available here.


Some examples and case studies of HSE energy improvements can be found here:

  • Solar energy, lighting upgrades, and behavioural change initiatives at Naas Ambulance base
  • Significant energy users metering project
  • Cappagh hospital’s road to decarbonisation – metering, lighting, TRVs, pump replacement, staff awareness
  • Stewarts Care energy improvements – fabric upgrades, lighting, metering, solar PV
  • Pump replacement project at Cloonamahon Sligo
  • Decarbonisation work at Croom Orthopaedic hospital – heat pumps, thermostatic radiator valves, and behaviour change
  • Heat pump installation in Kenmare and Tralee
  • Fabric upgrades in Kilkreene Orthopaedic hospital
  • St Brigid’s Ardee energy improvements – heat pumps, improved heating controls, and lighting upgrades
  • St Fintan’s – LED lighting, pump upgrades, window upgrades, and staff engagement
  • St Ita’s, Knockamann – solar PV, LED lighting, and behavioural change initiatives
  • University Hospital Galway – boiler decentralisation
  • Slievenamon natural ventilation strategy
  • Energy efficient design at Newtowncunningham PCC
  • Portlaoise window bar design from EED process
  • Water saving initiatives – water efficient showers in Cork University Hospital and water efficient taps in Sligo University Hospital
  • Staff energy awareness initiatives

More energy resources and tips are available from the HSE’s Climate Action and Sustainability Office, including energy efficiency checklists for wards, labs, offices, meetings, and a variety of energy efficiency posters.

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