€609k to make homes more energy efficient
WICKLOW County Council has been allocated €609,223 for energy efficient social housing.
This week Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy has announced the allocation of over €25 million in funding for the upgrading of the energy efficiency of local authority homes this year.
Minister Murphy said: ‘A principle objective of our social housing retrofitting programme is to contribute to Ireland’s commitments in relation to carbon emissions reductions and energy reduction targets. The energy retrofitting of buildings in the private and public sector hold the greatest potential for energy savings. This funding will see improvements in the thermal efficiency of homes through improved attic and wall insulation, along with the addition of heating upgrades such as heat pumps and solar panels, resulting in improved comfort levels all around.’
The programme provides funding of up to €22,800 per property for fabric upgrade works to dwellings with solid/hollow block wall construction and includes the provision of heating upgrades such as heat pumps and solar panels.
€300 will be provided for 300mm attic insulation including hot press tank and pipe insulation; €1,000 for flat Roof insulation and necessary ventilation in flat roofs of existing extension; €7,000 to €10,000 for external Wall Insulation Including ventilation and other necessary works or €1,000 or €1,500 for dry lining; €4,500 for windows and doors replacement; €2,500 for Photovoltaic Panels.
There is also a choice of €2,000 to upgrade existing boiler and upgrade or replace radiators, or €750 to replace or upgrade radiators, or €7,000 for a heat pump to replace the boiler and upgrade or replace radiators.