This scheme is now full to capacity. If you are interested in applying for 2019 , please register your interest using the link provided below. We will forward on an application form when the scheme reopens. Note that certain terms and conditions may alter for 2019.
The the Tipperary Healthy Homes scheme is aimed at Tipperary homeowners in pre 2006 built homes. The aim of the scheme is to move the homeowner away from fossil fuel heating systems and replace with a heat pump, along with other measures that will raise the Building Energy Rating to a near A3. This will provide the homeowner with a warmer, healthier home; lowering running costs, energy consumption and benefiting health.This retrofit is of significant value, estimated €52,000 per home and is up to 95% funded from the state. It will transform the home for the homeowner and is likely have a positive impact on the health of the occupants. It is run by Tipperary Energy Agency and is funded by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Electric Ireland and co funded by the Horizon 2020 programme.
Who is Eligible for the Tipperary Healthy Homes Scheme?
If you can answer YES to all of the following questions you may be eligible
- I am a Tipperary Owner Occupier of my home
- I live in a cavity wall or solid mass concrete constructed home
- My home was constructed before 2006
- My home is a C3 (or worse than) Building Energy Rating (BER)
- I am in receipt of one of the following supplements:
1 Fuel Allowance as part of the National Fuel Scheme.
2 Jobseeker’s Allowance for six months or more where the resident is the primary carer of at least one child under seven years
3 Family Income Supplement.
4 One Parent Family Payment
5 Domiciliary Care allowance payment
Other types of social welfare payment are not accepted.
How much does it cost?
The total cost to the homeowner is €3500. Plus €100 for a home survey to assess suitability. A home survey does NOT guarantee inclusion on the scheme.
Works likely to take place may include:
- Wall insulation
- Attic Insulation
- Energy Saving Windows
- Energy Saving Doors
- Heat Pump (for more information on heat pumps click here)
- Possible replacement of radiators (depending on existing radiators)
- Demand Controlled Ventilation (for more information on dcv click here)
- Energy Monitoring
- Air leakage Reduction
- Removal of combustion appliances – e.g. coal fire, gas, oil central heating system
- Replacement of hot water tank, cylinder and pipework
- Solar Panels
All recommended measures must be implemented under this scheme. It is a packaged solution and single measures are not available. Your home may not require all of the above stated measures.
Aileen McCarthy lives with her husband John in a 1976-built three bedroom bungalow in Cullen village near Limerick Junction, Co Tipperary. Six years ago she was diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). She was fortunate to have met all of the criteria on the 2017 Health Pilot scheme and was selected for a deep retrofit. Find out how Aileen got on here
How to apply
You can download an application form below. Alternatively you can call the office on 052 7443090 and request an application form. Or you can request an application by email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Asthma, please download a GP referral form provided below. You may take this to your GP or Public Health Nurse and ask them to sign and stamp this for you. We will accept applications from people who do not meet the health criteria, however we will prioritise applications from those living with COPD/Asthma or people whose homes are of solid mass concrete construction.
Please take the time to read the fact sheet. This contains very important information about the scheme
The scheme has limited availability and it is advised to complete your application form and get it stamped accordingly without delay. We cannot guarantee inclusion onto this scheme.
Benefits of the Tipperary Healthy Homes Project
The Householder in this project will be at the cutting edge of energy performance retrofit of houses. It will maximise the energy performance of the house from a comfort, economic and environmental point of view. In summary the householder gets:
– Technically supported retrofit with Ireland’s leading energy experts.
– House to an A3 Building Energy Rating or as near as is economically possible. We will not suggest measures that are not cost effective or appropriate for your building.
– A 95% grant to cover costs of retrofit
– A warm house, with healthy interior air (through excellent ventilation).
– Reduced colds, flues and respiratory illnesses.
– A high environmental performance that will use 50-70 % less energy, and emit 50% – 70% less CO2 than an average house. In time, as electricity improves its environmental performance, the house will move towards carbon neutrality.
– A house that will be substantially cheaper to heat (aiming for 50%-70% reduction in energy bills).
Heat pumps give a high environmental performance that will use 50-70 % less energy, and emit 50% – 70% less CO2 than an average house. The only difference to the homeowner is that they will pay for their heating through their electricity provider.
• The application will depend on a site survey to ascertain suitability. A site survey does not guarantee successful application.
• The homeowner must agree to all of the recommended works.
• The homeowner must pay €3500 towards the cost of works. Plus €100 for the initial survey at the outset of the scheme.
- The homeowners must to agree to completed research:
1. Energy and performance Research by TEA and third level universities
2. Health Research by University of Limerick & related hospital groups on health outcomes.
3. Agree to host at least 1 showcase visit for up to 10 people (Officials, Householders etc.) to showcase the works.
This scheme has limited availability. Inclusion onto the scheme is dependent on eligibility of both the applicant and the property. We cannot guarantee inclusion onto this scheme.