Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Ceisteanna (205)

Alan Dillon

Ceist:

205. Deputy Alan Dillon asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications if there are grant schemes to support persons to improve the energy efficiency of their properties as in the case of a person (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [43615/21]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Environment)

My Department funds a number of SEAI grant schemes to support homeowners to improve the energy efficiency of their properties. Partial grants are available for individuals that can afford to contribute to the cost of upgrades as well as free energy efficiency retrofits for people at risk of energy poverty. Since 2000, over 450,000 homeowners have upgraded their homes with support from these schemes, representing nearly one home in four across the country. This has resulted in warmer, healthier and more comfortable homes that are easier and cheaper to heat and light.

Support to upgrade dormer bungalow homes is available under SEAI grant schemes. However, SEAI have advised that the technical requirements to address these homes can be challenging due to the construction style and the follow on insulation and ventilation requirements. Further information on SEAI grants is available at www.seai.ie or by contacting SEAI directly at 1850 927 000.