Project TypeCommunity Energy
Services InvolvedBuilding Services,
SuperHomes Ireland is a groundbreaking project designed to help homeowners to upgrade their homes to an A3 BER. For the fifth 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 50% to achieve this.
What is a SuperHome?
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.
Now in it’s 5th year the SuperHomes program has supported over 150 homeowners across Ireland to retrofit to A3 standard with a low carbon footprint and an even lower bill. The capital grants are funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s deep retrofit program and better energy communities programs. The levels of funding on offer vary from 35% up to 50% for the measures needed to get any home built prior to 2011 to an A3 rating. Most homes reduce their energy costs and carbon footprint by 60% – 80% and experience steady warm temperatures all year round.
You can find out more on www.superhomes.ie
Irish Times – Plugging the gaps: the benefits of retrofitting
Passive House Magazine – SuperHomes Scheme Offers Home Retrofit Support
Irish Times – A Retrofitting Revolution