Project Management | Engineering & Construction
Refurbishment & Fit Out | Energy Conservation
The better energy scheme is a financing initiative open to households and commercial operators in Ireland. Landlords and owners of more than one property can also apply for a grant under the scheme. It is administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).
Under EU legislation, Ireland must achieve very ambitious energy efficiency targets to reduce energy consumption by 20%, by 2020. It is estimated that one million of Ireland’s buildings will need to be retrofitted, across the domestic, public and private sector. Smarter Public Procurement will play a crucial role with regard to fulfilling these energy efficiency goals.
The Construction Procurement Reform Initiative which was launched in 2007 was tasked with delivering greater cost certainty at tender stage; better value for money and more efficient project delivery and comprises a standard suite of documents for use by all contracting authorities in tendering for public works contracts.
Improving energy efficiency and renewable energy uptake with the current building stock is key to meeting energy efficiency targets by 2020. It is imperative that the pace, scale and depth of investment in upgrading existing buildings.
Grants are available for the following energy-saving solutions: