Making your home more energy efficient

Making your home more energy efficient

We have received some queries about the new energy upgrade grants recently announced by SEAI.  CLDC’s Community Energy Mentor, Lorraine Power, while not dealing with individual home energy grants, would like to point interested householders in the right direction towards applying for grants and creating a warmer, healthier and more comfortable home.

New Grant Amounts

The below table shows the previous and new Home Energy Grants for Individual Energy Upgrades:

Grant Name

Types of Home Old Grant Value

New Grant Value

Heat Pump Systems All Houses €3,500 €6,500
Homes built and occupied before 2021 Apartments €4,500
Heat Pump Air to Air €600 €3,500
Homes built and occupied before 2021
Heating Controls €700 €700
Homes built and occupied before 2011
Solar Hot Water €1,200 €1,200
Homes built and occupied before 2021
Attic insulation Apartment (any) €400 €800
Homes built and occupied before 2011 Mid-Terrace €400 €1,200
Semi-D / End of Terrace €400 €1,300
Detached house
€400 €1,500
Cavity wall insulation Apartment (any) €400 €700
Homes built and occupied before 2011 Mid-Terrace €400 €800
Semi-D / End of Terrace €400 €1,200
Detached house €400 €1,700
Internal Insulation (Dry Lining) Apartment (any) €1,600 €1,500
Homes built and occupied before 2011 Mid-Terrace €1,600 €2,000
Semi-D / End of Terrace €2,200 €3,500
Detached house €2,400 €4,500
External Wall Insulation (The Wrap) Apartment (any) €2,750 €3,000
Homes built and occupied before 2011 Mid-Terrace €2,750 €3,500
Semi-D / End of Terrace €4,500 €6,000
Detached house €6,000 €8,000
BER €50 €50
Technical Assessment €200 €200

For further information on how to apply for any of the above greats visit SEAI here

Sustainable Energy Communities Update

Sustainable Energy Communities Update

Sustainable Energy Communities Update

The MidWest SouthWest Community Energy Mentors are pleased to announce their calendar of events for the coming months.

  • SEC Information Clinics:    On Monday 7th February at 7.30pm, we are running a one-hour online drop-in clinic for new or potential SEC’s. So if your community is wondering how to become a Sustainable Energy Community or you’re a newly registered/inactive SEC and don’t know how to progress, this session is for you. It is a chance to ask questions and learn from the experiences of other groups. Click here to book your free place. We will have repeat drop-in clinics at 7.30pm on Monday 7th March and Monday 4th April.
  • Community Energy Plan Workshop:  For those SEC groups in County Clare thinking about applying for a 100% SEAI-funded Community Energy Plan, we will be running a one-hour online information session on how to apply for and complete your Community Energy Plan.  Monday 21st February, 7.30pm
  • Solar PV talk: – everything you need to know about installing Solar PV in your home.  Facilitated online by Xavier Dubuisson, Energy Consultant.   Monday 21st March, 7.30pm

To register for any of the above events, click here close to the time of the event and you will then receive an invite link by email. Alternatively, you can email Lorraine directly to register, lpower@cldc.ie

We will continue to cover a wide range of topics and bring in knowledgeable and engaging speakers. If there is any topic that you would like discussed at future events, please get in touch with Lorraine.

To register your community as an SEC, visit www.seai.ie.  To visit our regional information hub, click here Contact Lorraine at lpower@cldc.ie or phone 087 798 0347.