Project TypeCommunity Energy
SuperHomes Ireland is a groundbreaking project designed to help homeowners to upgrade their homes to an A3 BER. For the second year running, SuperHomes Ireland, funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, will aim to give homeowners the opportunity to retrofit their house to an ‘A’ energy rating standard. Funding is available of up to 35% to achieve this.
A SuperHome is an energy efficient home that has implemented all the cost effective and sensible energy measures. Such work includes insulation, air tightness and advanced ventilation. Heat and hot water is provided by renewable energy technologies such as solar photovoltaic panels and heat pumps.
10 homes across Ireland were successfully upgraded in 2015 (22 in 2016) as part of the pilot project. The average net investment by homeowners in the pilot project was €18,000. As well as average financial savings of €1000 – €1500 per annum on oil, homeowners have also benefited hugely from living in a more comfortable, healthier house with better air quality.
You can apply for SuperHomes 2017 on www.superhomes.ie
Passive House Magazine – SuperHomes Scheme Offers Home Retrofit Support
Irish Times – A Retrofitting Revolution