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Louise Campion

Programme Manager – Business Supports, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

Help your business save money and reduce energy use with an energy audit voucher. Apply today and get started on your climate action journey.

SEAI support scheme for energy audits aids Irish SMEs in managing energy consumption by offering a €2,000 voucher for high-quality audits, often covering the entire cost. Over 2,000 businesses have benefited from the scheme.

Energy audit process

An SEAI-registered energy auditor will complete your energy audit. This involves three key steps: preparation, a site visit and reporting. Once complete, you’ll receive an easy-to-understand report, which sets out:

• An overview of how your business is currently using energy.
• Opportunities to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.
• Costs and payback periods for identified energy-saving opportunities.
• Suitability for solar PV and renewable heat solutions.
• Relevant financial and non-financial supports to turn your audit into action.

How will an energy audit benefit my business?

This energy audit is one of the first steps you can take to save money, save energy, enhance your brand image and future-proof operations.

As well as helping you understand how energy is used in your business, an audit identifies ways to become more energy efficient and reduce climate impact. You will have the information you need to make immediate savings, helping your business plan prudently for longer-term investments.

An energy audit gives your business a competitive edge by helping you lower exposure to energy price fluctuations and carbon tax increases. With customers and investors prioritising sustainability, an energy audit can demonstrate that you are taking action to reduce your carbon emissions.

An energy audit gives your
business a competitive edge.

Is my business eligible?

If you are a tax-compliant SME, registered in the Republic of Ireland and spending more than €10,000 per year on your energy bills, then you are likely eligible for the scheme. Find full eligibility criteria details on our website.

How can I apply?

We’ve made the application process as easy as possible, with automatic approval for eligible businesses. Follow these three steps to apply:

• Select an auditor from our list of registered energy auditors.
• Register contact details and complete our online form (you’ll receive your voucher automatically to your email address).
• Schedule the audit with your selected registered energy auditor.

After the audit is complete, your registered energy auditor will issue your audit report, and they will claim payment from SEAI.

Get started on your sustainable energy journey today

With a no-fuss, easy application process, the energy audit voucher offers your business an excellent opportunity to save money and reduce energy use. Join the rest of Ireland’s 2,000 Irish businesses that have already completed their energy audit and begin your journey to a more sustainable future.

To learn more, visit seai.ie or get in touch through [email protected]

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