SEAI Grant Consultancy

SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland) is Ireland's national energy authority. They provide a number of grants and supports to help businesses to reduce their energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Lawler Sustainability has more SEAI approved Sustainability Experts than most and have an outstanding relationship with the SEAI and were first to use the EXEED grant process on the SEAI’s own offices.

SEAI Grant Consultancy

Lawler Sustainability works as a direct link between our clients and the SEAI in managing the grant process.

We have continuously secured multi-million grant supports for our clients and will confidently recommend grants suitable to your needs and objectives.

Such solutions include:

  1. Excellence in Energy Efficiency Design (EXEED)
  2. Better Energy Communities (BEC)
  3. Accelerated Capital Allowances (ACA)
  4. Energy Efficiency Support Scheme
  5. Energy Contracting Support Scheme
  6. Support Scheme for Renewable Heat
SEAI Grant Consultancy
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Excellence in Energy Efficiency Design (EXEED)

EXEED is an exciting new energy funding solution that is incentivising, facilitating, and rewarding energy-efficient businesses for doing what is right for their environment and community.

This programme allows businesses to establish a systematic approach to energy-efficient design, construction, and commissioning processes for new building ventures or updates to existing buildings.

The programme was set up to influence the next generation of building service engineers and how they model/build these buildings in the hope of developing more sustainable and future-proof buildings.

Lawler Sustainability is helping businesses in all sectors, on any scale, to become EXEED certified.

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Better Energy Communities (BEC) 

Better Energy is Ireland’s national retrofit initiative aimed at upgrading building stock and facilities to high standards of energy efficiency and renewable energy usage, thereby reducing fossil fuel usage, energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions. Our team, at Lawler Sustainability, have years of experience in applying for and obtaining funding through this SEAI grant scheme.

The BEC programme supports new approaches to achieving high-quality improvements in energy efficiency within Irish communities.

By bringing together groups of buildings under the same retrofit programme, BEC projects facilitate community-wide energy improvements more efficiently and cost-effectively than might otherwise be possible.

The programme focuses on improving the energy efficiency of Ireland’s building stock and supporting the use of renewable energy through:

  • Delivering a cost-effective approach to boosting the energy efficiency of low-income houses in mixed-ownership estates
  • Demonstrating sustainable financing mechanisms to fund retrofits and harness project savings
  • Creating innovative partnership approaches that facilitate community access to existing local resources, thereby boosting and sustaining the impact of BEC support
  • Stimulating employment through sustainable energy upgrading projects
  • Supporting small-scale renewable energy projects
  • Domestic Deep retrofit upgrade
BEC Finances Community-Wide Energy Improvements

Accelerated Capital Allowances (ACA)

The Accelerated Capital Allowance (ACA) is a tax incentive scheme that promotes investment in energy-efficient products & equipment. The ACA is based on the long-standing ‘Wear and Tear Allowance’ for investment in capital plant and machinery, whereby capital depreciation can be compensated through a reduction in an organisation’s tax liability.

The ACA scheme allows a sole trader, farmer, or company that pays corporation tax in Ireland to deduct the full cost of the equipment from their profits in the year of purchase. As a result, the reduction in tax paid by the organisation in that year is currently 12.5% of the value of capital expenditure.

By contrast, the Wear and Tear Allowance provides the same tax reduction, but this is spread evenly over an eight-year period. Under the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme, energy suppliers must support energy efficiency projects in businesses and homes across Ireland.

Energy credits are available from utility energy suppliers for every kWh of energy saved.

Companies that sell large amounts of energy are known as obligated parties and they have targets under the scheme. Obligated parties offer supports to make your home or business more energy-efficient. For every unit of energy saved through these projects, they achieve energy credits towards their targets. This will help Ireland to reach national and European energy-saving targets.

ACA Supports Energy Efficiency Projects
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At Lawler Sustainability, we are vastly experienced in maximising the energy efficiency of retail stores and have sustainability solutions to match the needs of all brands, both big and small.
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Hotels and Leisure

Lawler Sustainability are recognised for Award Winning Expertise in the Hotels & Leisure sector and have worked with the leading organisations across Ireland and abroad, drastically improving the sustainability and energy efficiency levels.

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Lawler Sustainability provides comprehensive energy services for residential developments.

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The upgrading of an old building or conservation can be difficult in terms of striking the right balance between original and modern. At Lawler Sustainability, we provide expert energy advice
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With most of our commercial sector work taking place in office environments, it is a major focus of Lawler Sustainability to reduce energy consumption and create more productive and healthier
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At Lawler Sustainability, we have an excellent track record in the education sector and intimate knowledge of how to optimise building performance and make our schools and colleges more sustainable.
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At Lawler Sustainability, we have vast industry experience, helping organisations to improve profitability, reduce emissions and meet CSR climate goals.
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Public Sector

Lawler Sustainability has an array of experience in working with government departments to deliver Public Sector Retrofit Pathfinder projects.
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Our Experience

Meubles Kilkenny

Lawler Sustainability helped to secure 30% SEAI grant funding for the flagship Muebles store in Kilkenny, Ireland. We then embarked on a retail energy saving project involving a full LED lighting system upgrade resulted in annual energy savings of approximately €20,000.

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Meubles Kilkenny

As part of the project, Lawler Sustainability undertook an initial lighting survey, as well as an energy and financial assessment, before completing a full lighting redesign.

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