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Putting Ireland on realistic trajectory to 2050 climate targets require a step change in the level of activity in renovation and the 'depth' of energy efficiency upgrades

Project Insights

  • €120,401

    Total Project Costs
  • 2 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2018

    Year Funded

Project Description

Putting Ireland on realistic trajectory to 2050 climate targets require a step change in the level of activity in renovation and the 'depth' of energy efficiency upgrades. Multiple measures must be implemented in a consistent and coordinated manner to tackle barriers to deep renovation. While recent increases in government incentives are part of the solution, the scale of the challenge means that private investment must be mobilised. Furthermore, attractive financing options alone are not the deciding factor: Measures are needed to support decision making and enable action. Against this background, the project partners aim to build on a broad range of research and expertise developed over a number of programmes, to design and implement a comprehensive package of targeted and concerted actions to build stakeholders' capacity and appetite for renovation, while de-risking energy renovation investments. These include actions to make deep renovation desirable and easier, while upskilling the industry, informing standards and developing quality data. This work conducted through extensive consultation with the industry will build the infrastructure needed to develop an energy efficient mortgage product that delivers real impact in Ireland.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €120,401

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2018

Lead Organisation: Irish Green Building Council

Partner Organisation(s): Limerick Institute of Technology

Collaborators: World Green Building Council; ISSO - Dutch Knowledge Centre for the Building and Building Services Sector; European Mortgage Federation; Dublin Institute of Technology; Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland; Engineers Ireland; RIAI; Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland; Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuers; Dublin City Council; ASHRAE

Marion Jammet

Lead Researcher

Expertise: Renovation; Energy Efficiency; Stakeholder Engagement; Policy;

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