Written answers

Thursday, 28 April 2022

Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment

Environmental Schemes

Photo of Gerald NashGerald Nash (Louth, Labour)
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149. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment his views on a policy issue raised by a person (details supplied) pertaining to the operation of SEAI retrofitting grants and the one-stop shop service; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21529/22]

Photo of Eamon RyanEamon Ryan (Dublin Bay South, Green Party)
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The National Home Energy Upgrade Scheme introduces a new, highly customer centric, way to undertake home upgrades. SEAI registered One-Stop-Shops will provide an end-to-end service for homeowners. This includes surveying; designing the upgrades; managing the grant process; helping with access to finance; engaging contractors; and quality assurance.  The Scheme offers unprecedented grant levels, increased from circa 30% to 50% of the cost of a typical B2 home energy upgrade with a heat pump.

Following Government approval, the SEAI registration portal opened for companies to apply to be a One-Stop-Shop, building on the preparatory work already undertaken. SEAI are focused on engaging organisations capable of professionally managing all aspects of a One Stop Shop service. Therefore the registration process, for this new service, must be robust.

The SEAI advise that five One Stop Shops have now been registered and this number is growing rapidly as SEAI is actively working with applicant organisations to support them through this registration process.

Details of the registered One Stop Shops, including their contact numbers, are available on the SEAI website.  A guide to advise homeowners through the various steps to completing a whole house upgrade under the One Stop Shop Service is also available on the SEAI website.

The other schemes operated by SEAI are also available for applications.


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