Republic of Ireland homeowners will now be able to claim up to half of the cost of their home’s energy upgrade under a new Deep Retrofit scheme.
Five million Euro has been ring fenced for homeowners who want to upgrade their homes to an ‘A,’ rating on the Building Energy Scale (BER).
The scheme is being rolled out on a pilot basis and it will require a fabric first approach as well as introducing a low carbon heating system (non fossil fuel).
The grant will fund up to half the cost of upgrades for individual householders and it will be administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Deep retrofit is a significant upgrade to bring home as close as possible to Nearly Zero Energy Building standards, which is due to be transposed into law in 2019 with a public consultation phase to start in early 2018.
The five million scheme will be administered by SEAI and will make funds available on a rolling basis to community groups, to Local Authorities and to Energy Agencies.