Press Release

IFI awarded first prize in SEAI Energy Awards 2023

IFI team at the SEAI awards ceremony.

IFI team at the SEAI awards ceremony

  • IFI wins the category entitled 'Leadership in Public Sector Decarbonization and Energy Efficiency'

Inland Fisheries Ireland(IFI) has been awarded first prize in the 'Leadership in Public Sector Decarbonization and Energy Efficiency' category at the Sustainable Energy Association of Ireland’s 20th Annual Energy Awards ceremony recently held in the Mansion House, Dublin. 

Since 2009, IFI has improved its energy efficiency by 44.5% with a climate action programme that has included extensive staff engagement and input including the development of a national Green Teams network, the installation of 18 solar PV systems, decarbonisation of fleet through the addition of 52 electric vehicles and the development of a national EV charging network at 32 locations to date.

IFI branded EV and Charger.

IFI branded EV and Charger.

Brian Beckett Director of IFI Dublin at Inland Fisheries Ireland commented: “We are grateful and humbled to be among Ireland’s leading businesses and State agencies in decarbonisation in Ireland today. At Inland Fisheries Ireland we work on nature conservation – protecting and managing our fish populations and their habitats today and for future generations. We’ve had a focus on sustainability since our formation in the 1950’s.

“This award recognises years of tireless effort by all of the IFI team. Sincere thanks and congratulations are due to all IFI staff for their drive and commitment to energy efficiency improvement and a sustainable future for all. The commitment and leadership shown by our Board and senior leadership team matched by the ambition and creativity of our local and national Green Teams will ensure that we reach and exceed our decarbonisation targets to 2030 and beyond. 

“We’re convinced that creativity, collaboration, partnership and innovation are the keys to unlocking a sustainable future for all and we welcome all opportunities to work with those who have common goals in this critical area.” 

IFI Solar PV installation (Citywest).

IFI Solar PV installation (Citywest)

This year at the SEAI energy awards, 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.

More information about IFI’s work in Sustainability and Climate Action is available to view following the link below.