In 2019 commercial services & public services were each responsible for 1.5% share of Ireland's provisional greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions
The commercial/public services sectors estimate emissions from fuel combustion for space and hot water heating in commercial and public/institutional buildings in Ireland. Emissions from commercial services and public services increased by 1.8% and 1.2% respectively in 2019 compared to 2018 emissions due to an increase in natural gas use. The national commercial vacancy rate stood at 13.3% in Q4 2019, 0.1% higher than 13.2% in Q4 2018.
Under the With Existing Measures (WEM) scenario, emissions from the commercial and public services sector are projected to increase by 5.3% between 2020 and 2030 to 1.9 Mt CO2 eq. Under the With Additional Measures (WAM) scenario emissions from the commercial and public services sector are projected to decrease by 31.8% between 2020 and 2030 to 1.2 Mt CO2 eq. This scenario assumes full implementation of the Climate Action Plan.