For the second year running, Tipperary Energy Agency’s SuperHomes project will aim to give homeowners the opportunity to retrofit their house to an A3 energy rating standard. Funding is available of up to 35% to achieve this.
A SuperHome is a low energy home that has implemented 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 as part of the Superhomes pilot project. The average net investment by the homeowner in the pilot project was €18,000. As well as average financial savings of between €1000 and €1500 per annum on oil, homeowners also benefit hugely by living in a more comfortable healthier house with better air quality.
CEO of Tipperary Energy Agency Paul Kenny said “SuperHomes is an expertly supervised retrofit. It gives the homeowner a one stop shop solution to bring their house to an A energy rating standard. If we are to eliminate fossil fuels heating our homes, almost all Irish homes will require a SuperHomes type retrofit between now and 2050”
Recruitment is now open for SuperHomes 2016. There are more places available this year and the project is open to homeowners from all over Ireland. For more information and to apply please visit www.superhomes.ie