Written answers

Thursday, 5 March 2020

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Social and Affordable Housing Maintenance

Photo of Eoin Ó BroinEoin Ó Broin (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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1224. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the number of social housing retrofits carried out to date in 2020 by each local authority; the cost of the programme in each local authority; and the average BER rating achieved from the retrofit in each local authority. [3264/20]

Photo of Eoghan MurphyEoghan Murphy (Dublin Bay South, Fine Gael)
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For 2020, the Energy Efficiency Retrofitting programme for social housing has an allocated exchequer budget of €25 million, while a further €20 million is being made available for similar retrofitting in the midlands as part of the 'Just Transition' programme.

Details of social housing units retrofitted per local authority, are recorded as and when each local authority draws down their allocated funding. Funding has not been drawn down to date in 2020 under this programme and accordingly, my Department does not have data on the number of units retrofitted by local authority.

Over €151 million of exchequer support has been provided for this work to end-2019, which has improved the energy efficiency and comfort levels in over 71,000 local authority homes. An annualised breakdown of the funding provided in that period, is available on my Department's website at the following link: .


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