Low carbon future

Climate change is one of our world's biggest challenges

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges our world faces and at Bord Gáis Energy we understand that how we use our energy is at the forefront of creating a cleaner, greener world.  

How will we do this?
  1. By helping our customers reduce emissions
  2. By reducing the emissions of the energy system as a whole
  3. By reducing our own emissions
What are we doing?

Bord Gáis Energy’s focus is on helping home and business owners to make better energy use choices, helping the environment while supporting the low carbon ambition of the Programme for Government. To achieve this,

Bord Gáis Energy is continuously investing in innovative products and services that help and support us all as we work towards a shared goal of a low carbon future.

Our Dublin office is a Certified Green building and we’re committed to reducing our internal carbon footprint by 35% by 2025.

We will train and up-skill our engineers in heat pump and EV charger repair.

Together, we will help realise homes that are smart, self-sufficient, energy efficient and are connected with ‘eco systems’ informed by real-time data and insights.

At Bord Gáis Energy we will be at the heart of that transformation.

Energy Usage

Did you know that energy usage can account for up to 45% of the carbon footprint of our homes? 
By reducing our energy consumption at home, we can therefore directly reduce the impact of carbon emissions on our environment. 
Find out more about what Bord Gáis Energy are doing to help.

Bord Gáis Energy and Energlaze

Together for a greener future

Bord Gáis Energy’s focus is on helping home and business owners to make better energy use choices, helping the environment while supporting the low carbon ambition of the Programme for Government.  

With that in mind, Bord Gáis Energy is partnering with Energlaze Home Energy Upgrades, a market-leading company in the development and installation of energy efficient and renewable products.

Benefits for you:

Exclusive offers for Bord Gáis Energy customers
• SEAI Grants
• Energy Credits

About Energlaze

Since 2012, Energlaze has helped improve the overall comfort of literally thousands of Irish homes with a wide choice of energy efficient and renewable products, such as windows and doors glazing, solar panels and home insulation.

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Energy smarts

Solar Energy

Generate your own energy

Solar energy is an increasingly popular choice among Irish homeowners and businesses.

Harnessing just a tiny fraction of the sun’s energy to convert it to home-consumable heat and electricity is a pretty complex process; you need the right equipment, systems and design infrastructure to leverage solar energy effectively and of course, that initial installation outlay comes at a short-term cost.

We have created a guide, where we’ll bring you through some of the core mid to -long-term benefits of embracing solar energy to help reduce carbon emissions and protect our environment whilst dramatically reducing your energy bills.

Energy smarts

Smart Homes

The Ultimate Guide to Smart Homes in Ireland

Irish people are rapidly adopting smart home technology. With sustainability, convenience and affordability front and centre of many energy consumers’ minds, the adoption of smart homes helps homeowners manage all their home devices from a single, central hub.

In this guide, we cover the concept of a smart home and how it works. You’ll learn the various components of a smart home, such as a smart living room, smart speakers, smart lights, smart thermostats and smart kitchen appliances, among others. The aim of this guide is to help you understand whether or not you should make the shift to a smart(er) home, which comes with loads of practical benefits.

Energy smarts

Energy Upgrade

Improve and Upgrade Your Home's Energy Efficiency

 Energy-efficient homes rely less on unnecessary energy consumption, adopt the use of renewable energy sources, and cut down greenhouse gas emissions which ultimately result in lower utility bills and increased green energy savings for homeowners.

In this guide, we'll help you understand the meaning of an energy-efficient home and ideally, support you in playing your part in helping Ireland reach our ambitious sustainability targets in the years and decades ahead.

Energy smarts

BER (Building Energy Rating)

Insulate your home to retain the heat

Make sure your home is well insulated to retain the heat. A BER (Building Energy Rating) will give you a good indication of how well your house is doing this. 

The results could target a range of work that could be completed to improve your home’s BER, from small measures to retrofits. The SEAI also offer a grant scheme to support such investments. 

Learn more about Local Heroes 

Energy smarts

Boiler service

Save up to 10%* on your energy costs.

Keeping your boiler well serviced and maintained  means you can save up to 10%* on your energy costs.. It is independently recommended to service your boiler annually. Click here for our HomeCare packages to make sure your boiler is running optimally.

*Source: SEAI

Energy efficiency tips

Small changes can help

Being energy efficient doesn’t have to mean making big changes all at once. Sometimes it’s the little things that can make a big difference. Everyone, from homeowners to renters, young or old, can contribute to a more energy efficient home and a better planet for generations to come. 

Check out our handy tips below for small steps you can take today to save on your energy bills and do your part to help save the planet.

In the kitchen

Know your measures and only fill the kettle with as much water as you need. 

Keeping the lids on your saucepans means less heat lost and more time for eating! 

You should be defrosting and cleaning your fridge and freezer at least every 6 months so they can run more efficiently. 

Ever found yourself in the car wondering if you left the iron, TV, hair straightener on? Then a smart plug might be a good choice for you. Hive Active Plug is a smart plug that lets you control your home electrical appliances from your mobile, tablet or laptop. Which means you can also pop the kettle on before you even get home. Handy! Learn more

Heating your home

By turning down your thermostat by just 1 degree, you can save on your annual heating bill.

Make sure your curtains are not overhanging your radiators as this channels heat towards the window. 

Come back to a nice warm house without ever having to heat an empty one. The award-winning Hive Active Heating lets you control your heating from your smartphone.  Learn more

Learn more about how our smart products can make your home more energy efficient

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Energy Smarts

Smart devices

Stay in control of your energy

Smart energy devices help streamline your energy use at home. They give you better control over when and for how long you use your energy. Creating a smart ecosystem in your home keeps you connected and in control of your energy, reducing your energy consumption even when you’re not at home.

Making and storing your own energy

Generating energy at home

Generating your own energy supply at home is a great way to decarbonise, reduce our carbon footprints and also take some pressure off the grid at peak times. With Solar PV panels and battery storage, you can capture solar energy to generate and store your own electricity as you require it.

Generation ideas:

Solar PV (Photovoltaic) are solar panels that produce DC electricity when exposed to light. 

Batteries will store energy generated by solar PV during the day and power the home in the evening. 

 A Solar Thermal system is a type of solar collector that converts sunlight into heat. This heat is then used for heating water. 

Switch your Electric vehicle charger at home to source it’s energy directly from your self-generated supply via Solar. 

Learn more about the SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) grants available to you.

Electric Vehicle Chargers

We’ve joined forces with leading car manufacturers to help install EV chargers nationwide. We can also connect you to a vetted and trusted EV Charger installer in your area.