Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI ) has  grants  available and will support  retrofit schemes

SEAI’s Better Energy Homes Scheme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has just launched the’Better Energy Homes Scheme’.  This scheme offers homeowners grant support towards installing various upgrade measures to improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

To see if you qualify for a grant, please log in to their website and click on the ‘Better Energy Homes Scheme’ link. SEAI

SEAI ‘Better Energy Homes Scheme’ Grants are available to eligible applicants for undertaking the following works, in accordance with the requirements contractor Code of Practice Technical Specification.

Energy Efficient Works Incentive
    Cash Grant Value*
Insulation Attic Insulation €200
Wall Insulation – Cavity €250
Wall Insulation – Internal Dry Lining  
Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House €900
Semi-detached or End of Terrace €1,350
Detached House €1,800
Wall Insulation – External  
Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House €1,800
Semi-detached or End of Terrace €2,700
Detached House €3,600
     
Heating System Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade. €560
Heating Controls Upgrade only €400
Solar Heating €800
Building Energy Rating (BER) €50**

*Cash Grants are set value unless expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.

**A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the Better Energy Homes scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €50 once per home. This funding will be applied to your grant application automatically provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed during the online grant application process if BER funding is available for your home or as part of your Letter of Grant Offer if you have applied through the post. It is advisable that you apply for and undertake all planned grant aided works at the same time to minimise the costs of multiple BER assessments.

*** From December 8th 2011 internal and external wall insulation grants will no longer be one single amount, but rather be based upon the house type.

Please note the minimum grant amount for the first application must be €400. A BER grant, where applicable, does not count towards the €400 minimum.

In the instance where a Contractor is completing works within his own home then only the cost of materials will be deemed qualifying expenditure.

Grants are claimed after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by or entered a financing agreement with the homeowner.

 

 

Each home signed up the Ballynagran Energy Plus scheme also should by now have received a goodie bag containing their  Energy Advisory Report, Radon Test Kit, Low Energy Light Bulbs and Questionnaire.

 

The Energy Advisory Report provides an indication of the present energy use of your home, provide indicative costings to carry out upgrade works and show how much these works will reduce your energy bills.

 

If you have not yet received your report please contact us at ballynagran.energyplus@gmail.com

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