Tipperary Energy Agency has been working on domestic retrofit projects since 2004, supporting the retrofit of thousands of houses.
Given the many new developments in methods, organisational delivery structures and technologies, it was decided that 2015 was the year to embark on a Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) retrofit. As a result the SuperHomes Ireland pilot project was born.
SuperHomes Ireland aims to provide a deep retrofit for homeowners in Ireland. SuperHomes Ireland was designed to implement all the cost effective measures in one package and aims to retrofit their house to an ‘A’ energy rating standard.
10 homes across Ireland were successfully upgraded in 2015 as part of the pilot project. The average net investment by homeowners in the pilot project was €18,000. As well as average financial savings of €1000 – €1500 pa on oil, homeowners have also benefited hugely from living in a more comfortable, healthier house with better air quality.
100% of homeowners who took part in the pilot scheme would recommend SuperHomes Ireland and Tipperary Energy Agency to a friend. Here’s what they said ‘
“It was great having a single contractor working with Tipperary Energy Agency to deliver an effective solution”
“I’m talking about climate change while burning oil at home; I needed advice and a packaged solution”
“SuperHomes achieved much more than if we were to embark on a retrofit ourselves”.
“If I didn’t save any money on this project, it would still be worthwhile”
“I never even heard of air-quality, the combination of heat and air quality has made a massive difference to the comfort of this home”.
“it’s a different home”.
In 2016 the project continued attracting a huge number of applications. The project also attracted attention from the national press throughout the year, including the Sean O’ Rourke Show, The Irish Times and Passive House Magazine.