Clár Éifeachtacht Fuinnimh & KORE Retrofit Energizing Rural Communities

by Brian Flax | Oct 07, 2019

An information evening, house tour including the launch of a new energy scheme ‘The Community Energy Grants Scheme 2020’, Wednesday the 9th of October 2019, Halla na Tulaí, Baile na hAbhann, Co na Gaillimhe.

Clár Éifeachtacht Fuinnimh in conjunction with KORE Retrofit is seeking expressions of interest from Homeowners, Community Organisations and Commercial Businesses to participate in the new energy retrofitting scheme funded by SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland).

The type of work will include the installation of high efficiency windows and doors, installation of heat pumps, wood pellet boilers, high efficiency wood stoves, fully integrated heating controls upgrade, with older houses having external insulation being fitted, other measures include cavity wall insulation, ceiling level attic insulation and electric vehicle charging points.

Community organisations and commercial businesses can avail of additional measures as part of a whole fabric upgrade, including electric vehicle charging points and street lighting including lighting for car parks.

The launch of the scheme will commence with a tour of a recently upgraded home from a Building Energy Rating of “G” to a modern, comfortable energy efficient home with an “A3” rating. The house tours  will commence from 2pm to 5 pm and the event launch from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Electric vehicles will be on display & some for test drives.

Eilís Ní Lochnáin , Cathaoirleach of Comhairle Ceantar na nOileán said “This is an excellent scheme where communities can benefit first hand. By having a properly insulated and energy efficient home, community hall or business, the owner in return will have reduce running costs and as community will be doing our small part in terms of climate action.”

John B Smith, Project Manager for KORE Retrofit said “Homeowners , Community Organisations and Commercial Businesses are all welcome to attend the house tours , they will see firsthand all the measure we under took to achieve an A3 Rated home , for nominal cost”.

Booking for house tour and electric vehicle test drives is advisable. Speakers on the night & grants of up to 80% are available.

For further information and to book a tour or test drive please contact  Clár Éifeachtacht Fuinnimh on 091 551922 or e-mail [email protected]