Ireland has been on board a scheme called Near Zero energy Building (NZEB) retrofit. This resulted in the SuperHomes Project.
Watch: How Sola Transformed this House into a Super Home
Project Description: A three bedroom bungalow with a high energy rating. The home was losing a-lot of unnecessary energy due to a lack of air tightness so the Sola team suggested a number of measures to improve the efficiency of the home;
These were the minimum number of upgrades suggested.
Pre Works– BER Rating: G
Post Works– BER Rating: A3
The above video shows the works involved to upgrade this home from a G rating to an A3 rating.
Works carried out included:
This retrofit has made this home far more efficient and healthier. Heating can be one of the homes biggest expense and effective insulation can reduce heat losses of up to 90%.
Not only has this retrofit provided savings but it also has provided a comfortable environment within the home.
The works completed resulted in the home improving its energy efficiency while decreasing the energy demand. Energy efficiency retrofits can reduce the operational costs, particularly in older buildings, as well as help to attract tenants and gain a market edge.
To give homeowners the opportunity to retrofit their house to an ‘A’ energy-rating standard.
The SuperHomes Project allows us to facilitate our clients in the best cost effective way possible.
Our aim is to eliminate fossil fuels in the domestic sector by using an air source heat pump to do so. The main aims of our projects are: