Reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions are top priorities. NUI Galway’s Energy Policy aims for the highest energy management standards and be a leader in environmental and resource management.

NUI Galway is certified ISO 50001, an international energy management standard that recognises the University’s efforts to use energy more efficiently and to continuously improve energy performance.

NUI Galway is also the first university in Ireland to join the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) Network.

The Universityis leading the way in reducing energy consumption by introducing clean and green systems into new and refurbished buildings. Vision 2020 commits NUI Galwayto investing in renewable energy sources and to reinvest energy cost savings in new sustainability technologies.

The Energy Research Centre (ERC), within the Ryan Institute aims to engage in research, education and outreach in the fields of Energy and Environment.

Energy Research is organized into four thematic research groups:

Many of our students are active in the NUI Galway Energy Society and the society runs an annual Energy Night, which is the first and only national energy conference in Ireland run entirely by students.

The Sustainability Initiative aims to support the development of a sustainable energy campus by reporting energy use, implementing energy saving initiatives and making students staff and academics more aware of the energy use of campus buildings to encourage energy efficient behaviour.