Deep Retrofit Programme
SEAI launched the Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme in 2017 to tackle the challenge presented by the existing housing stock in Ireland, which continues to pose one of our greatest energy efficiency challenges. Deep Retrofit is the significant upgrade of a building toward nearly zero energy requirements where it is practically feasible and achievable. Rather than upgrading isolated parts of the house, the whole home should be assessed as a system, looking at how energy is used and retained. All aspects of the building fabric, air tightness, ventilation and renewables should be assessed. SEAI provides up to 50% funding of the total capital costs and project management (including design) costs.
ORS is on the SEAI technical panel for the Deep Retrofit Programme to provide technical advisory support, research, analysis and recommendations on a range of energy related topics and policies.
ORS provides technical support for the Programme by reviewing renewable energy technologies for deep retrofit, performing thermal bridging factor calculations on houses and evaluating applications.