Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Ceisteanna (162, 163, 164, 165)

John Curran

Ceist:

162. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the name, location and specific energy conservation measures of the schools set to receive deep energy retrofits in 2019, in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12064/19]

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John Curran

Ceist:

163. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the number of schools built prior to 2008 nationally where he plans to deliver deep energy efficient retrofits; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12065/19]

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John Curran

Ceist:

164. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills the amount of funding spent to date on energy retrofits in view of the €2.5 billion identified for the refurbishment and construction of schools; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12066/19]

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John Curran

Ceist:

165. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Education and Skills of the €2.5 billion identified for the refurbishment and construction of schools the amount of funding that will be targeted on delivering energy retrofits between 2018 and 2027 to schools built prior to 2008; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12067/19]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

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