I propose to take Questions Nos. 162 to 165, inclusive, together.
In the National Development Plan (2018-2027) €2.5bn is identified for the refurbishment and construction of schools. Part of this is an intention to undertake a “deep energy retrofit of schools built prior to 2008”. Therefore, this pilot scheme is now paving the way for, and informing, a much larger national schools energy retrofit programme based on a range of typical retrofit options, which will have been tried and tested during the pilot.
To date sixteen schools received energy retrofits with an expenditure of €7 million.
For 2019 a provisional list of schools is currently being progressed to design phase and following completion of this stage the final list of schools and associated funding will be identified.
Energy Conservation Measures delivered to date include fabric (roofs, walls, glazing and doors), heating (boilers, controls, Building Management systems), and electrical (LED lighting and solar PV). Work is ongoing on the pilot and is nearing initial design stage. when the menu of specific energy conservation measures will be confirmed