Deep Retrofit Programme
Churchfield Home Services and SEAI Ireland, are providing home owners up to 50% funding to upgrade their home to a A3 rating.
As housing continues to create significant energy issues in Ireland. The SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland) have created A Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme to tackle it.
This programme aims to increase the energy levels of older homes, to reach the level of those built to current standards.
A Deep Retrofit involves a complete upgrade of a building. Moving it towards zero energy requirements. A large reduction in the energy required within a building. A Deep Retrofit looks at the entire building, and creates a solution for each property, such as building fabric, air tightness, ventilation and renewable energy sources.
The National Mitigation Plan, has committed a total of €21.2m between 2017 and 2019 with an initial €5 million in 2017 to support the Deep Retrofit Pilot.
The SEAI have funding of up to 50% of the total capital costs. The SEAI will provide funding to projects which demonstrate an significantly improved home energy performance.
The SEAI have funding of up to 95% for voluntary housing Associations, and of homes with a low energy rating (based on the Warmer Homes Scheme criteria). These are unbelievable funding amounts, which are massive opportunities for home owners to improve their home.
Who Can Apply
Home owners & Community Groups, Local Authorities, Energy Agencies, and other Organisations.
Some of the criteria that each project must meet, as set out by SEAI to ensure that the Programme is effective, are as follows:
• The house must have been built prior to 2007.
• The BER must be C3 or lower (i.e. D1, D2 etc.).
• Projects must be approached in a ‘Fabric First’ fashion.
• There must be an element of renewable energy included.
• A pre-works and post-works BER must be conducted.
• A pre-works and post-works Air Tightness Test must also be carried out.