SEAI ran a grant scheme in 2012 called “Better Energy Workplaces 2012″, under which funding was awarded for implementing a wide range of energy efficiency projects in the public, commercial, industrial and community sectors. The programme aimed to deliver an increase in the pace, scale and depth of sustainable energy investments in upgrading existing buildings and facilities.
Who could avail of the grant?
- The Scheme was open to projects and related initiatives for the sustainable energy upgrading of buildings, services, and facilities of organisations in the public and private (including community) sector.
What type of projects were eligible?
- Support was available for sustainable energy upgrades to buildings, services, facilities and processes, involving investment actions comprising individual or packaged measures, aimed at achieving on-going and lasting energy savings. Projects entailing upgrades to thermal, electrical or transport energy performance were all considered eligible.
What level of support was available?
- Non-commercial public sector: Support of typically 50% of eligible costs is available; although in some cases public bodies qualified for support of up to 80%
- Private sector, voluntary/ community sector and commercial public sector organisations: Support of up to 35% of eligible costs was available. However, voluntary/ community organisations funded primarily by from public funds were open to consideration for similar treatment as non-commercial public sector organisations
What do Frontline Energy and Environmental do in relation to these grants?
- Frontline Energy and Environmental have helped clients with the application process right through design, project installation and management. All of our work comes with a performance guarantee and a three year warranty. Frontline have been involved in this scheme for a number of upgrades, including District Energy System retrofit and building upgrades.
Please contact our energy team today for more advice and information on what we can do for you.
Further information and application forms can be found on the Sustainable Energy authority of Ireland website.