Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Questions (538)

Bríd Smith

Question:

538. Deputy Bríd Smith asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of households that applied for and received grant aid from the SEAI for attic, wall and other insulation grants in 2017 and 2018, by county in tabular form. [5608/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Better Energy Homes Scheme is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) on behalf of my Department. The Better Energy Homes Scheme provides a financial incentive to private homeowners who wish to improve the energy performance of their home. Fixed grants covering 30% of the works are provided towards the cost of a range of measures including attic insulation, wall insulation, heating systems upgrades, solar thermal panels and accompanying Building Energy Rating (BER).

In 2018, 14,238 homes received energy efficiency grants worth €17.21million.

The specific information requested is set out in the following table.

Better Energy Homes Scheme

2017

2018

No. of Homes Completed

No. of Homes Completed

Roof Insulation

4,498

3,248

Cavity Wall Insulation

3,869

2,553

Dry Lining Insulation

618

434

External Wall Insulation

1,183

1,174