Electric Ireland and the Tipperary Energy Agency are renovating 35,000 homes and creating 200 jobs over the next five years.
Through a new partnership, 3530 Irish homes will be reorganized by 2030 through in-depth energy upgrades.
Electric Ireland and the Tipper Energy Agency are advising employees to retrofit homes to make Electric Ireland Superhomes more energy efficient.
Creates a new partnership with the existing residential division of the Tipperary Energy Agency, which was launched in 2015.
SuperHomes aims to provide a “one-stop-shop” service to customers who want to return home. This service includes energy study, renovation design, selection, appointment and supervision of a qualified building contractor, SEAI grant application management and related documentation.
As Ireland’s largest energy supplier, Electric Ireland has said it is committed to leading Irish energy users to switch to a low-carbon future with electricity.
The SuperHomes program will focus on comprehensive home-wide upgrades and multiple steps, rather than individual energy upgrades.
In addition to the 35,000 residential energy upgrades this decade, the partnership program will create 200 direct jobs over the next five years and hundreds of indirect jobs in construction.
Environment, Climate and Communications Minister Eamonn Ryan TD welcomed the need for such projects to achieve the Irish Government’s Climate Action Plan.
“Renewal of Ireland’s building stock is not only the key to achieving climate neutrality, it will help raise the living standards of owners and create high quality and sustainable employment in local communities across the country,” he declared.
Stephen O’Connor, Managing Director of Electric Ireland Superhomes, said the performance of the Ireland – built environment needs to be dramatically improved to meet its climate goals.
“Domestic heating is about 6 million tons of carbon dioxide each year, or 10% of Ireland’s total emissions, while our energy stock rating is 80% C or worse,” he declared.
“It is everyone’s dream to live in a warm, healthy and energy efficient home, but a renovation project is scary and complicated. Electric Ireland Superhomes will be the trusted advisor to employees across the country embarking on this adventurous journey. “