SEAI has been working intensively since 2006 to improve the energy efficiency of Irish industry. Until 2011 Viegand Maagøe was the principal consultant to SEAI covering all aspects of planning and rolling out the programme.

Client: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)

The task
The work on behalf of SEAI included a long list of activities with a view to preparing Irish industry to become more energy efficient, improving competences and attitudes to the area, preparing materials and educating consultants and those responsible for energy in companies and businesses.

How we carried out the task
The programme comprised:

  • formulating the key initiatives in the Industrial Best Practice Program;
  • preparing the technical guidelines for the IS393 Energy Management System;
  • gap analysis of the then current energy efficiency norms in relation to energy management (ISO 50001) and the technical focus;
  • marketing SEAI’s programme at conferences and events round Ireland;
  • preparing guidelines covering selected focus areas;
  • implementing pilot projects covering areas such as energy efficient design, the use of LEAN and Six Sigma in energy conservation work, best practice for HVAC and cooling, the pharmaceutical and food industries and data centres;
  • holding training courses for consultants and staff responsible for energy; and
  • carrying out an annual strategy evaluation of new focus areas for SEAI.

The result
Viegand Maagøe visited more than 40 Irish companies, primarily within the pharmaceutical, commercial and industrial and food production sectors to offer recommendations on future energy conservation activities. More than 200 consultants and staff responsible for energy attended two-day courses on implementing the Irish IS393 Energy Management System organize d in conjunction with TMS Consulting. Between 2006 and 2011 we visited Ireland up to 150 times.

For more information, contact:
Peter Maagøe Petersen, pmp@viegandmaagoe.dk and +45 21 70 03 08