Housing is one of our greatest energy efficiency challenges in Ireland. We are now offering a Deep Retrofit Grant for older homes with a poor energy rating. Homeowners must apply for this grant via a Service Provider.

Tackling energy efficiency in older housing

Housing continues to pose one of the greatest energy efficiency challenges in Ireland. A considerable portion of older housing performs poorly when compared with those built to the current building standards. We are now delivering the Deep Retrofit grant to tackle this challenge.

In 2016 SEAI launched the Deep Retrofit multi-annual pilot programme. The programme currently investigates the challenges and opportunities of deep retrofit in Ireland. The learning from this pilot will inform our approach towards a large scale deep retrofit of buildings. Our initial focus is on the residential market.

Are you a homeowner?

If you own your own home and you are looking to upgrade the energy efficiency of your home to an A-rated home, our Deep Retrofit grant might be for you.

We offer grants to do individual energy upgrades such as insulation grants or heating systems grants, but deep retrofit means getting multiple energy upgrades all at once. All projects must include renewable energy solutions to support the transition away from fossil fuels. There are a wide range of renewable energy systems currently available on the market with the most prominent to date being heat pumps, solar water heating panels and solar photovoltaic panels. To undergo a deep retrofit, you are looking at an investment of approximately €30,000 or more.

While this is a big undertaking, higher grant support (approximately 50%) exists for deep retrofit to help you achieve a really energy efficient A-rated home. We are offering this support on a limited basis.

How to apply

To apply for a Deep Retrofit grant, you must contact a Service Providers who will apply on your behalf. We are currently not accepting applications from individual homeowners. We need to learn through the pilot before developing a model to deliver high quality deep retrofit to individual homeowners.

The list below includes service providers who have, or are currently, delivering deep retrofit projects under the Deep Retrofit Pilot programme but does not represent an exhaustive list of Service Providers. The list will be updated by SEAI to include new service providers who become involved in the delivery of deep retrofit projects during the course of the Pilot programme.

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We estimate that a sum of over €35 billion will be required over 35 years to make the existing housing stock low carbon by 2050.

Are you a Service Provider?

The Deep Retrofit grant presents a significant market and investment opportunity for early adopters of deep retrofit. We are currently seeking Service Providers to drive investment in major renovations through the delivery of deep retrofits projects from inception to completion.

Reflecting governments multi-annual commitment of funding, the National Mitigation Plan commits a total of €21.2m between 2017 and 2019 with an additional €5 million in 2019 to support this Deep Retrofit grant.Learnings from this inital programme will inform the large scale roll-out of deep retrofit with an estimated total market value of over €35 billion.

In order to maximise the learnings from the pilot programme and deliver optimal solutions to homeowners as the programme evolves, we are looking for applications with groups of houses, e.g. 5 or more. Organisations such as community groups, energy agencies, building contractors, architectural practices and other organisations with the capacity and ability to deliver can all apply for the pilot programme. Please click on the link below to learn more about the Pilot programme.

Service Provider information

Service providers

Application for the Deep Retrofit Pilot programme may be available to certain service providers of deep retrofit projects. As part of the application process, service providers are required to demonstrate that they have the skills and capacity to deliver deep retrofit projects. SEAI hopes that more service providers will apply for the Deep Retrofit Pilot programme over time.

The list below includes service providers who have, or are currently, delivering deep retrofit projects under the Deep Retrofit Pilot programme. The list will be updated by SEAI to include new service providers who become involved in the delivery of deep retrofit projects during the course of the Pilot programme. The list should not be interpreted as a register of deep retrofit service providers maintained by SEAI, nor as an endorsement by SEAI of any service provider. The choice of the service provider is the responsibility of the homeowner.

Service ProviderTelephone
3 Counties Energy Agency 056 7790856
Churchfield Home Services 1890 911922
DCI Energy 01 4626276
Donovan Low Energy 087 0542605
Drombane Upperchurch Energy Team Email: energyofficerdrombane@gmail.com
Energy Communities Tipperary Co-operative CLG 086 1080356
Envirobead 022 22102
Fast Eco Build 045 440700
House 2 Home 1800 282282
Ireland Insulation 1800 911500
Kingspan 042 9698000
KORE 049 4336998
MyFoam 1800 911500
NCE Insulation 021 4228101
Tipperary Energy Agency 052 7443090
Towards Zero Energy Email: towards0energy@gmail.com
Waterford Insulation 051 355000

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Email info@seai.ie