Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Ceisteanna (216)

Michael McGrath

Ceist:

216. Deputy Michael McGrath asked the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the details of the various home energy grants that are available to persons building an eco-friendly timber frame home on their site; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [49193/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Communications)

My Department funds a number of energy efficiency grant schemes that are administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). The aim of these schemes is to improve the energy efficiency of our built environment, in a way which represents the best possible use of Exchequer funding.

As new homes are already required to meet specific energy performance standards and to incorporate renewables under Building Regulations, grant support is currently focussed on improving the condition of existing dwellings. In light of the above, the SEAI does not provide grant support for new-build homes.