Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Questions (218)

David Cullinane


218. Deputy David Cullinane asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the estimated full-year cost of extending the warmer homes scheme to replacing single glaze windows; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49225/19]

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Written answers (Question to Communications)

The Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme provides energy efficiency upgrades to the homes of people living in or at risk of energy poverty. The Scheme is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) on behalf of my Department. These upgrades are provided free of charge to the homeowner. This year the total allocation for the scheme is €39.8 million.

Under the existing scheme, window upgrades can be provided in certain circumstances following an SEAI technical survey. This recommendation is typically made in circumstances where only single glaze windows exist and where wall insulation is also being installed. Recommendations are made on a case by case basis.