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Home insulation grants available throughout Tipp

Friday, 16th October, 2020 10:16am
Home insulation grants available throughout Tipp

Grants are available for a variety of energy upgrades.

Home insulation grants available throughout Tipp

Grants are available for a variety of energy upgrades.

Energy Communities Tipperary Cooperative (ECTC) are now seeking homeowners, businesses and community buildings who wish to avail of grant funding to carry out retrofit measures and energy upgrades on buildings throughout Co Tipperary.

ECTC is a community-led, home insulation upgrade and retrofitting organisation, which provides a One Stop Shop Retrofit Service. This takes the hassle out of getting grant aid, sourcing contractors and overseeing projects for homeowners, businesses and community groups.

Grants are available through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) for measures which include: Attic Insulation; Heating Controls; Cavity, Internal & External Wall Insulation; Heat Pumps; Wood Burning Stoves; Windows and Doors; Solar panels – PV & Water. Grants are available for homeowners from 35% to 80%, for community buildings up to 50% and for commercial buildings up to 30%. ECTC applies for these grants on behalf of homeowners, businesses and community groups.

Since 2012, ECTC has upgraded over 800 homes and secured over €10 million in investment for Tipperary, with funding from SEAI, all presided over by a volunteer board of community directors. As a not-for-profit company, ECTC’s mission is to allow communities in Tipperary and surrounding areas to create local employment and community benefit through reducing their carbon footprint and generating community-owned energy.

New communities are welcome to join ECTC to participate in the scheme and avail of the opportunities available. Benefits include: Improved householder living conditions, i.e. warmer, more efficient houses; Alleviate fuel poverty; Create jobs in the local communities; Save money – through awareness of household energy efficiency; Reduce carbon footprint.

ECTC are proud partners of Community Power, Ireland’s first community-owned electricity supplier. More information about grants and member communities are on the website, energycommunitiestipp.ie
 

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