Written answers

Thursday, 1 April 2021

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Social and Affordable Housing

Photo of Louise O'ReillyLouise O'Reilly (Dublin Fingal, Sinn Fein)
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133. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the average cost for retrofitting a social housing unit as part of the national retrofitting scheme; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17705/21]

Photo of Darragh O'BrienDarragh O'Brien (Dublin Fingal, Fianna Fail)
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The 2021 Energy Efficiency Retrofit Programme (EERP) is a newly revised programme devised around the Programme for Government with a set target of over 500,000 homes to be retrofit by 2030, of which it is estimated approximately 36,000 will be local authority owned homes.

In early 2021, local authorities received an allocation along with a minimum target of homes they are required to retrofit under the programme, which has been devised in a way to give local authorities a level of flexibilty when selecting properties to retrofit. The programme allows a mix of properties to be chosen, ranging from those requiring minor levels of works to properties needing the maximum level of retrofitting required to bring them to a B2/cost Optimum standard.

Under the new EERP programme costs on individual homes could vary from €13,000 to €45,000. The final cost on a home will depend on its pre-works building standard and energy performance. Targets set and funding allocated to local authorities under the new programme are based on an expected all in average cost of €30,000 per home.

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