Housing Retrofit Task Force
The Programme for Government and the Climate Action Plan set highly ambitious targets for the number and depth of residential retrofits to be completed by 2030. The targets are to retrofit 500,000 homes to a Building Energy Rating of B2/cost optimal equivalent and to install 400,000 heat pumps in existing buildings over the next 10 years.In September 2019, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton established a high-level Housing Retrofit Taskforce. The Taskforce is led by the Department for Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) and has a cross-departmental and multi-agency membership (including from the Departments of the Taoiseach, Finance and Public Expenditure). The Taskforce is overseeing the design and development of a new integrated national retrofit delivery model and the overall plan for achieving the Climate Action Plan targets.The Retrofit Taskforce report is to be published in Q3 2020 which will inform the future design or retrofit schemes to deliver the ambitious targets as set out in the Climate Action Plan.
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