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€18.6 Million in Energy Efficiency Government Support

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Government Announces €18.6 Million in Support for 29 Energy Efficiency Projects

Yesterday the Minister for Energy announced the approval of grants to fund 29 individual energy efficiency initiatives.  Once complete the scheme is set to achieve combined lifetime savings of €140 Million by upgrading over 2430 homes as well as at least 400 public buildings.  Funds have been allocated as part of the Government’s ‘Better Energy Communities’ scheme.

Better Energy Residential Construction

Among the projects to be awarded funding include

The upgrade of 24 houses in Castleblayney Co. Monaghan through a Credit Union and Kingspan partnership

Improvement of 99 public buildings as well as homes led by Camphill Community, a charitable trust

Retrofitting of 200 houses throughout out Co. Tipperary coordinated through Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative Ltd

Announcing the investment Minister Alex white said  “These projects will see community co-operatives all over the country coming together with local authorities, businesses and sports clubs to improve homes and local community facilities. Energy efficiency improvements like these are demonstrating that energy efficiency technologies work, and that they deliver real benefits, which can save on bills while helping the environment”

A full list of all 2015 Better Energy Communities Projects can be downloaded below

Better-Energy-Communities-Projects-2015

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€91 Million Investment in Housing Sector

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Govt. Invests in Refurbishing, Energy Efficiency and Adapting Houses for Older People and People with a Disability

Yesterday the Minister for Housing and the Minster for the Environment both announced a €91 Million investment across a number of schemes designed to increase the number and availability of social houses, improve the standard of homes for people with a disability and also upgrading existing houses to improve their energy efficiency rating.

Residential Housing

A €20 million investment is committed to returning over 1000 vacant housing units to use, while over €50 million is committed to adapting houses for older people and people with a disability currently living in private housing and a further €11 million for local authority housing.

In an effort to meet Ireland’s energy reduction targets by 2020 another €20 million has been allocated to improve the energy efficiency of homes.

Speaking yesterday Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government said

“The funding that I am announcing today, will significantly improve the quality of life of many people across Ireland. One of my huge frustrations is seeing boarded up social housing not being used, therefore it is important to see over 1,000 vacant units come back on stream as quickly as is possible,”

This major investment will provide a significant boos to the Irish residential Construction sector across all counties.

Click below to view the county by county  across all aspects of the investment.

Click – Funding Allocation

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