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Energy savings since energy efficiency baseline
54.2 %
54.2%
2020
0% 50%
Energy Efficiency Baseline 2030 target
Actual consumption
38,471,087 kWh
Avoided consumption
45,508,572 kWh
Gap to target
N/A
Electricity
23,685,789 kWh
25.4% less than 2019
Thermal
14,599,427 kWh
19% less than 2019
Transport
185,872 kWh
71.1% less than 2019
Energy-related CO2 emissions
6,538,563 kg CO2
Equivalent to the amount absorbed by 39,232 trees
Energy performance to date
23.7% better than 2019 54.2% better than energy efficiency baseline
Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
National University of Ireland, Galway improved its energy performance in 2020 by:
Improving its energy management practices
Implementing energy awareness programme(s)
Improving the energy performance of its lighting system(s)
Installing new onsite renewable energy generation capacity
Improving the energy performance of its HVAC system(s)
Additional comments on energy performance
NUI Galway have achieved energy savings in 2020 through management of existing systems and installation of new lighting, HVAC, BMS Controls and photovoltaic panels. Whilst COVID-19 reduced energy usage on site, research spaces and fabric maintenance still consumed energy. NUI Galway complete a number of successful Better Energy Community grants projects and these have been identified as major energy and carbon reduction projects. We have planned further projects for 2021 in our Dashboard Schedule of Opportunities.
The above commentary is as submitted by National University of Ireland, Galway through SEAI’s public sector energy monitoring & reporting (M&R) system.
Projects Implemented in 2020
Project name Total savings (kWh TFC) Total savings (kWh TPER)
Heating upgrade at No 14 University Road, storage heating to heat pump 33,755 61,780
Uprade of Lighting to 4no lecture halls 67,820 124,128
Installation of 107kw PV to Arts Science Building 180,310 330,014
Uprade of 2no air handling units in Shannon 24,696 45,200
Uprade of Pumps in Biochemistry and Psychiology 123,912 226,791
Upgrade of Lighting to 5no Buildings 269,214 492,731
Upgrade boiler house in Cairnes Building 179,379 197,317
Upgrade of boiler house in Arts Milleniumn 260,000 286,000
Total: 1,139,086 1,763,960
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Annual energy statement
This annual energy statement contains all of the information specified by SEAI for inclusion in an annual statement on a public body’s energy efficiency, as required under Regulation 5(5) in SI 426 of 2014. The performance results and other data published in this statement are based on data reported by National University of Ireland, Galway for 2020 through SEAI’s public sector energy monitoring & reporting (M&R) system.
TPER and TFC
Almost all energy values shown above are expressed as primary energy, or total primary energy requirement (TPER). This is a measure of all the energy consumed by the organisation and accounts for the energy that is consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes. The savings values shown for specific named energy projects are also expressed as total final consumption (TFC), which does not account for the energy consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes.
Energy savings since energy efficiency baseline (Deterioration in energy efficiency since baseline)
The percentage saving (or deterioration) shown is the percentage improvement (deterioration) in the energy performance of National University of Ireland, Galway since its EE baseline period. The energy performance is tracked between the EE baseline and 2030 using an Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI).
Actual consumption
Actual consumption is the total energy consumed by National University of Ireland, Galway in 2020, expressed as primary energy consumption. It includes electricity, thermal (heat) energy and transport consumption.
Avoided consumption
Avoided consumption is the amount of additional energy that would have been consumed by National University of Ireland, Galway in 2020 had it not made the reported efficiency gain since its energy efficiency baseline.
Gap to target
The gap to target is an estimate, based on 2020 data, of the additional energy savings required by 2030 to reach the efficiency target. The calculation of this value incorporates several simplifying assumptions, including that the organisation’s activity level will remain constant between 2020 and 2030.
Energy-related CO2 emissions
The energy-related CO2 emission values shown are attributable to the energy consumption reported by National University of Ireland, Galway.
Energy performance indicator
The Energy Performance Indicator (EnPI) is a way of measuring an organisation’s energy performance. Each year, an EnPI is calculated by dividing the organisation’s energy consumption by a measure of its activity (activity metric). A decreasing EnPI indicates an improvement in energy efficiency because less energy is being used per unit of activity. An increasing EnPI indicates deterioration in efficiency. The EnPI graph shows the actual and target energy performance for National University of Ireland, Galway since its energy efficiency baseline and out to 2030.
Project energy savings
The energy savings shown for specific projects are absolute savings per year, as reported by National University of Ireland, Galway, i.e. they are the reductions in consumption attributable to each project. They do not account for any changes in activity level within the organisation.
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2020 energy consumption
38,471,087 kWh
Energy Consumption to date
Energy Consumption - 2020 (TPER)
23.7 %
less than 2019
11,961,815 kWh
less than 2019
33.8 %
less than energy efficiency baseline
19,615,368 kWh
less than energy efficiency baseline
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Primary energy
All energy values shown above are expressed as primary energy, or total primary energy requirement (TPER). This is a measure of all the energy consumed by the organisation and accounts for the energy that is consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes.
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2020 renewable energy consumption
Renewable: 348,367 kWh
Renewable share is 0.9 %
Renewable energy contribution to date
Click ‘All Energy’, ‘Thermal’ or ‘Transport’ to see the
renewable energy contribution for each.
All energy – renewable contribution
Grid electricity
23,685,789 kWh
25.4% less than 2019
Fossil
14,436,931 kWh
19.9% less than 2019
Renewable
348,367 kWh
46.5% less than 2019
Share of energy consumption
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Primary energy
All energy values shown above are expressed as primary energy, or total primary energy requirement (TPER). This is a measure of all the energy consumed by the organisation and accounts for the energy that is consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes.
Electricity
Electricity imported from the grid is not broken down between renewable and fossil sources; instead all of this electricity consumption is classified as ‘grid electricity’. Electricity reported by the organisation as having been generated within one the organisation’s facilities from renewable sources (e.g. solar PV) is included in the ‘renewable’ figures.
Biofuel
The vast majority of road transport fuels placed on the market in Ireland contain a single-digit percentage of biofuel. This percentage is calculated annually and is trending upwards over time, in line with national policy. The ‘renewable’ consumption figures shown above include an amount of biofuel consumption for National University of Ireland, Galway that has been calculated using the national biofuel contribution figures for 2020
For explanation of figures and data, see footnotes below.
2020 CO2 emissions
6,538,563 kgCO2
Energy-related CO2 emissions to date
CO2 emissions - 2020
27.2 %
less than 2019
2,441,223 kgCO2
less than 2019
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Energy-related CO2 emissions
The energy-related CO2 emission values shown are attributable to the energy consumption reported by National University of Ireland, Galway.
Electricity-related CO2 emissions
The energy-related CO2 emissions attributable to electricity imported from the grid by National University of Ireland, Galway have been calculated using the average emission factor for electricity generation in Ireland for the relevant year. The electricity consumed by National University of Ireland, Galway in any given year may have come from a source that was less or more carbon intensive than the national average.
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Annual energy savings from reported projects
Each coloured bar above corresponds to one of the coloured stripes in the table headings below. The dark blue/purple bars show savings already achieved in each year from project(s) implemented in that year. The light blue/purple bars indicate savings still being made in each year from project(s) implemented in a previous year. The green bars show savings for project(s) that have not yet been implemented. Dark green indicates savings expected in each future year from project(s) planned for implementation in that year. Light green indicates savings expected in each future year from project(s) planned for implementation before that year.
Year Projects Implemented in Year (kWh TPER) Projects Implemented in a Previous Year (kWh TPER) Projects Planned for Implementation in a Year (kWh TPER) Projects Planned for Implementation in a Previous Year (kWh TPER)
2006 - - - -
2007 884,372 - - -
2008 14,998,504 884,372 - -
2009 3,740,685 15,882,876 - -
2010 2,288,629 19,623,562 - -
2011 6,434,005 21,912,190 - -
2012 1,087,230 28,346,194 - -
2013 604,683 29,433,424 - -
2014 290,313 30,038,108 - -
2015 451,969 30,328,420 - -
2016 - 30,780,390 - -
2017 - 30,780,390 - -
2018 870,458 30,369,586 - -
2019 470,292 31,240,044 - -
2020 1,763,960 31,134,734 - -
2021 - 32,687,540 - -
2022 - 30,415,942 - -
2023 - 15,281,887 - -
2024 - 11,957,631 - -
2025 - 10,646,282 - -
2026 - 4,513,225 - -
2027 - 4,513,225 - -
2028 - 3,925,081 - -
2029 - 3,780,391 - -
2030 - 2,948,588 - -
Projects Implemented in 2020
Project name Total savings (kWh TFC) Total savings (kWh TPER)
Heating upgrade at No 14 University Road, storage heating to heat pump 33,755 61,780
Uprade of Lighting to 4no lecture halls 67,820 124,128
Installation of 107kw PV to Arts Science Building 180,310 330,014
Uprade of 2no air handling units in Shannon 24,696 45,200
Uprade of Pumps in Biochemistry and Psychiology 123,912 226,791
Upgrade of Lighting to 5no Buildings 269,214 492,731
Upgrade boiler house in Cairnes Building 179,379 197,317
Upgrade of boiler house in Arts Milleniumn 260,000 286,000
Total: 1,139,086 1,763,960
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TPER and TFC
Most of the energy values shown above are expressed as primary energy, or total primary energy requirement (TPER). This is a measure of all the energy consumed by the organisation and accounts for the energy that is consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes. The savings values shown for specific named energy projects are also expressed as total final consumption (TFC), which does not account for the energy consumed and/or lost in transformation, transmission and distribution processes.
Energy savings
The energy savings shown are absolute savings per year, as reported by National University of Ireland, Galway, i.e. they are the reductions in consumption attributable to each project. They do not account for any changes in activity level within the organisation.
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Your savings compared to all public bodies
National University of Ireland, Galway is the 50th best performer out of 290 public bodies. Please note that another 58 public bodies were removed from this comparison because they either submitted insufficient data to calculate a savings result or aspects of their data need to be improved or verified.
Your savings compared to others in Third Level
National University of Ireland, Galway is the 8th best performer out of 25 public bodies. Please note that another 1 public body were removed from this comparison because they either submitted insufficient data to calculate a savings result or aspects of their data need to be improved or verified.
Savings of Third Level public bodies
Public body 2020 Energy consumption (TPER) 2020 Energy savings (since energy efficiency baseline) % SEAI comment
St. Angela's College Sligo 1,652,043 61.4 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Letterkenny Institute of Technology 4,876,773 60.5 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Dublin City University 49,059,779 59.4 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Institute of Technology Carlow 6,819,215 58.1 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Royal Irish Academy of Music 371,759 58 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Waterford Institute of Technology 13,491,641 57.7 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Munster Technological University - Cork 19,967,616 57.5 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
National University of Ireland, Galway 38,471,087 54.2 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Munster Technical University Kerry Campus 6,157,611 53.8 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
National College of Art and Design 3,467,483 53.1 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Institute of Technology Sligo 6,855,168 51.7 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
University College Cork 77,976,109 51.5 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
University College Dublin 93,627,174 48.9 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 14,533,484 48.6 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Maynooth University, NUIM 31,775,493 48 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
University of Limerick 57,037,909 43.4 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Technological University Dublin 26,034,408 42 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Limerick Institute of Technology 11,397,521 41.8 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies 1,527,473 41.6 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Galway Mayo Institute of Technology 10,949,414 41.2 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Athlone Institute of Technology 9,508,375 40.3 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Trinity College Dublin 104,923,875 39.8 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Mary Immaculate College Limerick 7,860,849 38.5 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Dundalk Institute of Technology 10,827,468 33 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline & on track for 2030 target
Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology 4,722,269 28.3 Overall status (2020): more efficient than energy efficiency baseline, but not yet on the path for 2030 target
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