GRANT wins sustainable energy award

Excellence in Energy Management recognised as Grant wins sustainable Energy Award


Stephen Grant & Peter Darcy

Grant Engineering was thrilled to again receive further recognition for their ‘green’ business focus. The Company was presented with the ‘Energy Services 2008’ Award from Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), at the recently held gala awards dinner in Dublin, for demonstrating best practice in energy management in the past year.

The judges were impressed by Grant’s commitment to ongoing product range improvements and being at the forefront in encouraging market demand for renewable heating and condensing boilers (which are now required in dwellings under the recently updated building regulations).

Brian Motherway, Head of Industry, SEAI said; “Activity on energy efficiency in business is growing tremendously. The quality of entries for this year’s Awards is excellent. It is clear from the results achieved by these companies that there are very significant energy efficiency gains and costs savings which can be made through effectively managing the energy demands of an organisation. It is also significant that a large number of the businesses that entered this year’s. “

SEI revealed that estimated cumulative energy cost savings of €327 million have been achieved by projects which have entered the Awards since their establishment in 2004. The 2008 entrants demonstrated energy savings of €17 million based on the energy management initiatives which they have implemented in their organisations. These initiatives have also led to the annual reduction of 100,000 tonnes of CO2 and further energy and CO2 savings will accrue on an ongoing basis.

Seán Power T.D. Minister for State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources who presented the award said, “In the current economic climate, sustainable energy practices are critical for organisations both large and small, generating significant reductions in energy costs and overheads. The actions of those organisations involved today are helping both the Irish economy and the environment by contributing to the achievement of our national energy targets. Such role models are to be commended.”