Ireland

This scheme is now closed.   The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers support for community energy projects through grants. The Better Energy Communities (BEC) project brings together groups of buildings under the same retrofit programme, thus facilitating community-wide energy improvements more efficiently and cost effectively than might otherwise be possible.  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Link

The Better Energy Warmer Homes scheme (BEWH) is a scheme administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and aims at funding energy efficiency improvements in the homes of the elderly and vulnerable, making the homes more comfortable, healthier and more cost effective to run.   BEWH measures are installed at no cost to the recipient household and include:  
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
Type: Link

People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.  
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
Type: Publication

A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.   The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 Mar 2017
Type: News

38,5% of energy savings in CUBE 2020? It's possible.   The building Quai Vendeuvre won the grand prize of the energy savings contest CUBE 2020 in 2016. While the 3rd edition of the contest just started, let’s ask the IFPEB’s director Cedric Borel about the score of the second edition’s winner, who made 38,5% of energy savings within a year!  You said 38,5%, really? How is that possible?   Marguerite Dornier: You said 38,5%, right? It’s huge, isn’t it?  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: News

This is the final report of the project “European Energy Service Initiative towards the EU 2020 energy saving targets” (EESI 2020), which was implemented between 2013 and 2016 by a consortium of European energy agencies and energy experts with support of the European Commission’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme. The project has been addressing ways to improve the impact of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) in 9 European regions.  
Post date: 8 Feb 2017
Type: Publication

Warmth & Wellbeing scheme: a 10 million expansion to make Dublin homes warmer and extension of eligibility to families with young children  
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Type: News

 
Post date: 31 Jan 2017
Type: Link

BUILD UP is pleased to announce that our webportal is now available in selected European languages. Users can now browse and read many content items in Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Spanish. To do so, please select from the drop-down menu at the top of the homepage and enjoy the full BUILD UP experience!  
Post date: 25 Jan 2017
Type: News

The “Delivering Fast Track and Affordable nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB)” conference will be held on March 2, 2017 in Enniscorthy, Ireland. The event, organised by the nearly Zero Energy Buildings Resource Agency (nZEBRA),  is intended for designers, specifiers, local authorities and contractors who want to learn on delivery of accelerated and affordable future proof housing in Ireland.   For further information on registration, programme etc. please visit the event's website at the link below.
Post date: 24 Jan 2017
Type: Event