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SEAI Seeks Industry Expertise on Energy Efficient Products

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) on behalf of the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications is consulting with industry stakeholders to update the Triple E Register to ensure energy efficient products are being used in Ireland. The Triple E Products Register is a searchable list of energy efficient products which meet best-in-class standards. The update will ensure that equipment listed on the Register is within the most energy efficient available on the market.

SEAI is proposing revised eligibility criteria and technology groups to ensure that these are up-to-date, and is seeking feedback from relevant industry experts, trade associations, manufacturers, specifiers, distributors and suppliers.The register helps drive increased energy efficiency, primarily in the commercial sector, supporting Ireland’s efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions. This consultation helps Industry ensure that the equipment on the register is best-in-class in terms of energy efficiency.

Tim Stokes, Programme Manager at SEAI, said, “businesses use the register to identify equipment that qualifies for the Accelerated Capital Allowance tax benefit. Public bodies are required by law to use it when procuring certain types of equipment. Many SEAI grant programmes also require equipment to be listed on the register to help assure quality.”

The Triple E Products Register is a searchable list of energy efficient products. Products on this register all meet a minimum set of stringent energy efficiency criteria and typically will be of a best-in-class efficiency standard. As such, procuring against this register will provide you with the assurance that you are purchasing a product of very high efficiency.

Triple E sets minimum criteria that products are required to meet to be listed. For products, these criteria are regularly updated, and aim to ensure that only the top 10 – 15% most energy efficient products in any technology are listed.

The deadline for receipt of responses will be 5pm on Friday 3rd December. Following consideration of these responses, the final eligibility criteria and any new technology groups will be published early on in 2022.

Source: SEAI

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