A 50% Grant from SEAI through the Deep Retrofit Scheme is available for suitable houses built before 2011.

Grant measures that obtain a 50% Grant include:

  • Attic Insulation, Cavity Wall Insulation
  • External Wall Insulation, Internal Wall Insulation
  • Heat pumps
  • Wood burning Stove – 70% efficient
  • Windows & Doors
  • Photovoltaic panels (generate electricity)
  • Demand Control Ventilation system
  • Airtightness, Lighting

 

Availing of the Grant Scheme

Under this scheme; grant aid for Deep Retrofit upgrades are available for houses that were built pre-2011. Each house must be assessed by Energy Communities Tipperary Co-operative (ECTC) Building Energy Rating assessor to determine if the house is suitable to apply for grant funding.

A BER assessment is required on your home before and after works have been complete, this will be organised for you by the scheme Cost =€475.

Once the BER assessment and analysis is complete a report will be sent to the homeowner giving details and a quotation from their contractor for the works required to achieve A3 rating.

 

Application Process for the Scheme

  1. If the homeowner wishes to proceed with works, €1,800 is required to carry out the Airtightness test and application to SEAI for grant funding. This payment will only be returned if SEAI refuse the application.
  2. ECTC will submit the application to SEAI – this process could take anything from 3 weeks to 2 months and is at the discretion of SEAI – ECTC do not have any control how long SEAI will take to decide on Grant funding the project.
  3. Once ECTC are notified of Grant funding – we will contact each homeowner and contractor immediately.
  4. Contracts will be signed between the homeowner and contractor. ECTC are the facilitator of the grant funding process.
  5. 25% of total cost of works required at contract signing stage.
  6. 50% of the total cost for the interim milestone claim.
  7. 25% of the remainder on completion works.
  8. Approximately 3 months after completion SEAI will pay out 45% of grand funding and this will be returned to each homeowner once ECTC receive the payment.
  9. 5 % of grant is retained for a period of 12 months for monitoring and verification.

 

Post Occupancy Evaluation

Each homeowner is required to complete a post occupancy evaluation 1 year after the Deep Retrofit works are completed, this will be in a form of a survey. Also, SEAI may request a separate post occupancy survey independently from ECTC, each homeowner is requested to facilitate any requests like this by SEAI.

As part of its aim to promote Tipperary having energy efficient communities, there may be a need for awareness activities including case studies, site visits, media and other promotional materials etc. Individual householders may be asked to allow upgrade works to be viewed for these purposes on a voluntary basis.