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  1. Investment and Standards in Local Authority Housing Stock Seán Armstrong, Advisor, Architecture/Building Standards Section, Department of Environment, Community and Local Government,

  2. Investment, Regulation and Standards in Housing

  3. Social Housing Investment • 2004 to 2008, Local Authority Central Heating Programme • Central Heating to 25,100 homes, • 2009 to 2012, Local Authority Voids Retrofitting Programme • Improved 7,762 dwellings to target BER of C1. • Released housing stock which was not available due to poor condition.

  4. Social Housing Investment • In 2013, low cost measures prioritisedin Local Authority Stock, • 2013, 13,107 Dwellings received measures (300mm attic insulation, cavity wall insulation, draught-proofing,BER) • Assistance from 4 Participating Energy Suppliers in exchange for energy credits. • 2013 Jobs Stimulus package -Provision of €50M over 3 years 2013 to 2015, €10m, €25+5m;€15m • Plan to improve 25,000 units and create 1000 jobs • Participation of Energy Suppliers and Community Based Organisations

  5. Social Housing Investment • Bids for European Regional Development Co-Funding; • Southern & Eastern Regions €100M for flats • Border, Midlands & Western Regions €30M for disadvantaged estates

  6. Energy Efficiency Standards for Housing • Part L Building Regulations for new dwellings & works to existing dwellings • NSAI SR 54 Retrofit Code of Practice (DECLG,DCENR,SEAI) • Recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, Nearly Zero Energy Buildings from 2020 • Building Energy Ratings • NSAI Agrement Certificates and NSAI Certified Installers • NSAI Window Energy Performance Scheme

  7. NSAI Standard Recommendation (SR 54) Retrofit Code of Practice (DECLG,DCENR,SEAI) • Published March 2014, Free to download • http://www.nsai.ie/S-R-54-2014-Code-of-Practice.aspx Example Dwellings Fabric Measures Services

  8. Social Housing Examples • Terraced House-Dun Laoghaire Rathdown • Cost of energy works €15,000 • BER Improvement G to B3 • Scope: Replacement doors/windows, • roof insulation • and internal wall insulation, • installation of • gas condensing boiler • Semi Detached Laois • Cost of energy works €9,142 • BER Improvement G to B3 • Scope: Roof insulation • and cavity wall insulation, • installation of • gas condensing boiler, zoned controls, room stove

  9. Social Housing Examples Before • Mitchells Crescent Tralee, • External Insulation, Biomass • district heating. After • Johns Gate, Wexford • External Insulation, upgrade to heating • and controls. Energy retrofit €8000 /unit • BERs G to C1/C3

  10. Renewables • Renewables trialled by LAs: • Heat Pumps • Biomass Boilers • Photovoltaics • Solar Thermal • Biomass District Heating • Smart Electric Storage • CHP

  11. Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) • New Dwellings EPC=0.302 • Existing Dwellings125 kwh/m2/yr to 150 kwh/m2/yr without renewables http://ec.europa.eu/energy/efficiency/buildings/implementation_en.htm

  12. Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB)-Austria Before-BER C2 After-BER A1

  13. NZEB-Austria External Insulation, Photovoltaics roofs/walls, District Heating, New Lift shafts, balconies and roof terrace - €160,000 per unit

  14. Quality Housing, Sustainable Communities Sustainability Social, Environmental, Economic

  15. http://www.environ.ie/en/DevelopmentHousing/ • Building Standards • Housing • Planning/Development