The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), formerly the Irish Energy Centre was set up by the government in 2002 as the national energy authority in Ireland.
It's mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.
Key Strategic Objectives
Energy efficiency first: implementing strong energy efficiency actions that radically reduce energy intensity and usage.
Low carbon energy sources: accelerating the development and adoption of technologies to exploit renewable energy sources.
Innovation and integration: supporting evidence-based responses that engage all actors, supporting innovation and enterprise for our low-carbon future.
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland manages programmes aimed at:
- Supporting Government decision-making through advocacy, analysis and evidence
- Driving demand reduction and providing advice to all users of energy
- Driving the decarbonisation of energy supply
- Raising standards in sustainable energy products and services
- Building markets based on quality, confidence and proven performance
- Fostering innovation and entrepreneurship
- Improving the coherence of Irish energy research and development
Grants are available to eligible applicants for undertaking the following works, in accordance with the requirements contractor Code of Practice Technical Specification.
Energy Efficient Works Grants
Cash Grant Value
Insulation Attic Insulation €200
Wall Insulation - Cavity €250
Wall Insulation - Internal Dry Lining
Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House €900
Semi-detached or End of Terrace €1,350
Detached House €1,800
Wall Insulation - External
Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House €1,800
Semi-detached or End of Terrace €2,700
Detached House €3,600
Heating System Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade. €560
Heating Controls Upgrade only €400
Solar Heating €800
Building Energy Rating (BER) €50**
*Cash Grants are set value unless expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.
**A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the Better Energy Homes scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €50 once per home. This funding will be applied to your grant application automatically provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed during the online grant application process if BER funding is available for your home or as part of your Letter of Grant Offer if you have applied through the post. It is advisable that you apply for and undertake all planned grant aided works at the same time to minimise the costs of multiple BER assessments.
*** From December 8th 2011 internal and external wall insulation grants will no longer be one single amount, but rather be based upon the house type.
Please note the minimum grant amount for the first application must be €400. A BER grant, where applicable, does not count towards the €400 minimum.
In the instance where a Contractor is completing works within his own home then only the cost of materials will be deemed qualifying expenditure.
Grants are claimed after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by or entered a financing agreement with the homeowner.
The above grants can aid in the cost of the works you are considering to you house, more information can be found here http://www.sei.ie
Mulcon Construction Ltd. are on SEAI'S Registered List of Contractors (information correct as of 27.2.12