SEAI Energy updates March/April

Energy in Education Stakeholder Communications for members Spring 2019


SEAI Energy Updates, March/April 2019

Monitoring and Reporting deadline – 5 April 2019

From January 2019, schools can login to SEAI’s online system to report annual energy consumption and related data for 2018. The deadline for submitting energy usage and related data is 5 April 2019.  For more information and a range of supports visit

Monitoring and Reporting helpdesk: or 01-8082012


Interested in reducing your school’s energy costs?

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 and Skills designed to help schools to improve energy management practices, reduce school operating costs and protect the environment.

For more information or to register your interest in an energy management course go to

Junior Cycle for Teachers – Elective CPD STE(A)M Programme 2019

SEAI are delighted to be working with the Junior Cycle for Teachers on their Elective CPD STE(A)M Programme 2019.  The programme started in January and continues until April.  SEAI will be providing workshops on the following dates:

  • 2nd March – Dublin Zoo
  • 23rd March – Sligo Education Centre
  • 6th April – Dingle Oceanworld Aquarium, Dingle, Co. Kerry

For bookings visit

 What is STE(A)M in Junior Cycle?

It’s a nationwide elective CPD initiative brought to you by Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) in partnership with a number of education outreach partners in the STEM and Arts fields. All Junior Cycle Teachers with an interest in STE(A)M education are invited to attend.

STE(A)M in Junior Cycle seeks to provide Junior Cycle teachers with rich STE(A)M CPD experiences in keeping with national and international best standards; this provision will allow for interdisciplinary responses to societal challenges in subject specific and cross-curricular contexts.


Top Energy Tips

  • Make the most of the Spring sunshine! Switch off the lights whenever there is enough daylight.
  • At the start of each class, get into the habit of adjusting the blinds and switching the lights to suit the lesson.
  • Don’t leave the blinds all or part way down, raise them if possible.
  • When schools are closing for midterm or Easter holidays it is important to completely switch off as much energy consuming equipment as is practical to save money and save energy. A large school could waste over €1,000 on electricity over the summer! Printers, copiers, overhead projectors, computers, electrical water heaters, water boilers, and lots of other things can be switched off Read more


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

For teaching resources and workshops for pupils visit

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