Cork companies shortlisted for national energy awards

Cork companies shortlisted for national energy awards
Early morning fog on a cold morning covers the Johnson & Johnson manafacturing facility at Loughbeg, Ringaskidd.- Picture; David Creedon / Anzenberger

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) at the Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork, Boston Scientific, and Johnson & Johnson are among 24 organisations which have been shortlisted in the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Energy Awards.

The annual awards recognise and reward excellence in sustainable energy in business, communities, research, buildings, renewables and the public sector.

The IERC has been nominated in the Research and Innovation category while Boston Scientific has been nominated in the Large Business- Exemplary Energy Management category.

Johnson & Johnson has been nominated in the Energy Team/Manager of the year category.

Ian O Connor, Energy Manager from John Sisk & Sons, which has offices in Cork, has also been nominated in this category.

The successful finalists were chosen for their innovative sustainable energy solutions and inspiring energy action among colleagues and peers.

Congratulating all the entrants, Fergus Sharkey, Head of Business and Public Sector with SEAI said:”This year, despite the obvious challenges that each of you faced, you continued in your commitment and passion for sustainable energy and climate action. Each year we are blown away by the quality of entries to the SEAI Energy Awards and this year has proved no different. We received 125 entries from businesses, communities, and organisations across the country who are leading the charge, reshaping our communities and businesses, and inspiring each and every one of us through their action.” 

The winners of this year’s awards will be selected by a VIP judging panel in the coming weeks and winners will be named at the awards ceremony in mid-October.

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