What is a Retrofit?
A whole house energy retrofit involves carrying out a number of energy upgrade measure to improve the energy rating of your home giving a warmer, more comfortable, energy efficient home with a BER rating of between B2 and A1. In turn reducing the annual heating costs.
Why Should Homeowners Take Part?
- Grants available.
- Bring your home to a B2 BER or higher
- Implement all cost effective retrofit measures in one package
- A warm house, with healthy interior air (through excellent ventilation)
- Reduced colds, flus and respiratory illnesses
- A green, low carbon home that will be substantially cheaper to heat (aiming for 50% – 70% reduction in energy bills)
- Air to Water Heat Pump
- Solar PV Panels
- DCV – Demand Control Ventilation system
- Cavity Wall Insulation
- External Wall Insulation
- Internal Wall Insulation
- Window & Doors upgrades*
- Lighting to LEDs
- Airtightness Measures
* Subject to terms & conditions
Super Homes Scheme
Sola is one of the main contractors carrying out works under the Electric Ireland Superhomes scheme with a number of our works being showcased at the SEAI conference. We have been recognized for our expertise in the area and delivering projects in an efficient and timely manner. To date we have completed 300+ upgrades through these retrofit scheme.
A Super Home is an energy efficient home that has applied all the cost effective energy measures.
The Super Home Pilot in 2015 is now 7 years in existence with the number of houses been completed increasing annually.
Sola has been involved in the Super Home Scheme since 2015 with works resulting in dramatically reducing the usage of energy to meet the homes demand while also making these homes far more healthier and comfortable.
This type of retrofit is designed to significantly decrease Ireland’s carbon emissions from the domestic sector and is critical to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases.
Better Energy Communities
Better Energy Communities is a national retrofit initiative ran by SEAI. They support new approaches to achieve energy efficiency in Irish Communities. Upgrades can take place across buildings types to reduce energy use and costs throughout the community. The aim is to deliver energy savings to homeowners and communities.
Examples Of Eligible Measures For Grant Aid
- Insulation Upgrades
- Lighting Upgrades
- Renewable Energy
- Heating Upgrades (heat pumps)
- Window/door upgrades
Sola Have been involved in the Community Scheme since 2015 and if you are involved in a community organisation, local business, Sports club or school and would be interested in getting works done under the scheme call Sola on (0504) 58750.