|Demonstration Name||The Better Energy Warmer Homes Scheme|
|Demonstration Description||Managed by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the scheme has been established since 2009. It is part of the wider Better Energy Programme which comprises a number of related initiatives under one banner. When households eligible for one component are identified during activities under another, these households can be easily referred to the relevant initiative. |
Other organisations involved: the works are delivered through a panel of contractors and community-based organisations, augmented by a panel of private contractors in order to ensure national coverage.
Aim: The scheme aims at improving the energy efficiency of the household at risk and in the process, reduce the amount of expenditure that is required to be spent on energy.
Funding method: Recipients of the scheme do not receive grants but have measures installed free of charge.
Target group: It targets privately owned housing units (built before 2006) of low-income households at risk of energy poverty. Given that the scheme relied on self-referral of vulnerable households, the simplicity of its application procedure (a one-page online application form) proved particularly effective.
Result: In 2016, 11,376 low-income households in the South & East region have had their energy efficiency improved. Since its creation, the scheme has upgraded in total 126,889 dwellings with more than €175 million invested.
|Does the demonstration include any of these asset classes?||Privately owned|
|Business Model||Demand Response (DR)|
|Financing Solution||Specialised energy efficiency funds|
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