The BER essentials: does retrofitting hold the key?

There are many obstacles to the government meeting its 2030 energy rating targets – not least the high financial and practical costs of retrofitting

10th November, 2019

Ireland’s housing stock needs to be upgraded quickly if it is to meet its 2030 climate targets. As of November 1, the goalposts have been narrowed with the introduction of NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Buildings) regulations, which apply to both new and secondhand homes earmarked for refurbishment. Under this new energy efficiency drive, homeowners looking to renovate more than 25 per cent of the surface area, or envelope, of their property, will have to raise...

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