2020 Applications Open – 35% funding for home energy retrofits
Our Retrofit Advisor, David Flannery explains the approach SuperHomes are taking for our 2020 programme “We are currently preparing applications for SEAI funding under the Better Energy Communities (BEC) scheme. We have worked successfully with this scheme for a number of years and have sourced significant funding for our customers. Details of the scheme have not yet been announced but we expect that 35% of the cost of a Deep Retrofit will be eligible for grant support. There will be similar levels of grant funding for heat pump solutions that involve the installation of a pump accompanied by insulation upgrades, airtightness and advanced ventilation. Places are very limited so we are advising applicants to start planning for their retrofit now.
SuperHomes 2020 involves:
• A home assessment survey
• Modelling out the home to BER B2 and BER A3 standard
• Estimating costs and securing an approved contractor
• Incorporating the grant criteria once the rules of the scheme are announced
“We can take projects 90% of the way towards a solution and then tweak it when the grant targets are released in late October” explains David. SuperHomes will start retrofitting homes in April 2020 and continue until September. “This will suit a lot of people who want to plan their retrofit well in advance, perhaps have time off in the Summer or who can’t to disturb kids during the school year. It takes up to 3 months to design and tender for a retrofit, so this isn’t as far away as it sounds”.