Tuesday, 12 July 2022
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
226. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment the number of one-stop-shops that have now been approved in respect of the national residential retrofit programme; the contact details for each and the geographical areas that they cover; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37076/22]
Earlier this year, the Government approved a package of supports aimed at making it easier and more affordable for homeowners to undertake home energy upgrades, for warmer, healthier and more comfortable homes, with lower energy bills and lower emissions. The supports included a new National Home Energy Upgrade Scheme which offers increased grant levels of up to 50% of the cost of a typical B2 home energy upgrade with a heat pump (up from the current level of 30-35%).
The National Home Energy Upgrade Scheme introduces a new highly customer centric way to undertake home upgrades. SEAI registered One-Stop-Shops 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 SEAI advise that eight One Stop Shops have now been registered as outlined in the table below. SEAI is actively working with other applicant organisations to support them through this registration process. One-Stop-Shops will be distributed across Ireland, with an increased number offering services nationwide through their network of contractors throughout the country.
|Bayview Contracts Limited||National|
|Electric Ireland Superhomes||National|
|House 2 Home Retrofit Limited||National|
|Integrate Home Energy Upgrades||Leinster|
|Kore Retrofit Limited||National|
|Retrofit Energy Ireland Limited||National|
|SSE Airtricity Energy Services Limited||National|
Contact details for the One Stop Shops can be found on the SEAI website: www.seai.ie/grants/home-energy-grants/one-stop-shop/registered-providers/