Lawler Sustainability claim ‘Research & Innovation’ title at the SEAI Energy Awards

Lawler Sustainability

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Energy Awards took place on the Thursday the 16th of November, at a gala ceremony in Dublin, celebrating 20 years of the event. These awards were set up to recognise and reward excellence in all aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy. Since the very first ceremony in 2003 there have been 2,100 applicants, 190 award winners and collectively achieving around €650 million in energy savings, with the competition being open to organisations in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Lawler Sustainability were thrilled to be shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Research & Innovation’ award, and elated to be presented with the accolade on the day!

Lawler Sustainability’s Associate Director, Laura McMahon (left), alongside Lawler Sustainability’s Managing Director, Daniel Ring (right) having received the SEAI Energy Award for ‘Excellence in Research & Innovation’.

The SEAI Energy Awards

SEAI is Ireland’s national energy authority with a mission to be at the heart of delivering Ireland’s energy revolution. SEAI partner with citizens, communities, businesses and Government to drive the reduction and replacement of fossil fuel usage. SEAI, funded by the Government of Ireland through the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, invest in and deliver appropriate, effective, and sustainable solutions to help Ireland’s transition to a clean energy future.

This year, there were 114 applications, 40 finalists, who collectively reduced energy consumption by 16% saving €50 million in energy spend. The renewable energy produced by the 2023 entrants is equivalent to powering over 400,000 homes per year. Hosted by journalist Sinead Ryan, this year’s ceremony saw a total of 13 awards presented to individuals, businesses, communities, and public sector organisations in recognition of their commitment and dedication to sustainable energy and climate action.


William Walsh, CEO of SEAI –

“Over the past twenty years we have seen incredible innovation and momentum in sustainable energy. And today at the 20th SEAI Energy Awards, we are celebrating the achievements of entrants and their contribution to a sustainable energy future. We are here to recognise those leading the energy revolution in their respective sectors, providing exemplary leadership in reducing Ireland’s dependence on fossil fuels.” 




Eamon Ryan TD, Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications –

I want to congratulate the entrants and winners of this year’s SEAI Energy Awards for their commitment to sustainable energy and their role in fighting for a cleaner energy future for us all. The finalists – indeed all the applicants this year – give an insight into the technical capacity, the innovation, the drive and the vision that is powering an energy transformation right across the country, in businesses and in communities. The calibre of individuals and organisations that have taken part in this prestigious event over the past 20 years gives me great confidence when it comes to meeting our ambitious but achievable climate targets.” 



Excellence in Research & Innovation Award: Consortium Member for EU Research Project ‘SmartSPIN’

Lawler Sustainability were honoured to be recognised for our “ambitious smart energy solutions and practices”, by being shortlisted and presented with the award for ‘Excellence in Research & Innovation’ for our involvement in the EU Horizon 2020 project, ‘SmartSPIN’.

What is the aim of the SmartSPIN Project?

This project’s purpose is to drive building energy-related renovations through Energy Performance Contracting (EPC), benefiting both the environment and businesses. The project aims to transform the commercial real estate sector by introducing a new way of working that promotes carbon and energy reduction through landlord-tenant collaboration by addressing the split incentive through EPC. It involves various stakeholders, including academic and research institutions, industry partners, government bodies, and societal groups.


To learn more about the project visit the SmartSpin website here. Or watch our Managing Director, Daniel Ring, speak about the project itself in our SEAI Awards shortlisting video below!


We were delighted to be awarded with this prestigious award, and to be recognised for our efforts to be an innovative and forward-thinking organisation. We are passionate about unlocking hidden energy efficiency and sustainability opportunities within buildings in all sectors, and look forward to continuing this work into the future, reducing the overall carbon impacts of the built environment for generations to come.



If you would like to learn more about our EU research project involvement, or are seeking advice around innovative energy and sustainability solutions for your business, get in touch today!

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