Wexford company Energlaze Home Energy Upgrades has been approved as a one-stop-shop for the SEAI National Home Retrofit Scheme (NHRS).
The scheme, which was introduced in early 2022 to encourage homeowners to retrofit their homes, provides grants of up to 50 per cent of the cost of a typical deep retrofit to a B2 Building Energy Rating (BER) or better.
One-stop shops are SEAI-approved companies that will project manage energy upgrades, as well as manage the grant process from start to finish.
Energlaze managing director Peter Campbell said the SEAI grants are much needed and timely.
“Ireland seriously needs to reduce its carbon footprint, and retrofitting homes is how individuals can really help with that.
“There are great savings to be made for homeowners too, as energy bills are substantially reduced and comfort levels vastly improved. A higher BER will even add value to your home.”
He said Ireland’s target of retrofitting 500,000 homes by 2030 is “extremely ambitious” but necessary.
“Energlaze hopes to play a significant role in helping to achieve these targets.”