September 28, 2023

3CEA hosts free energy workshops for home and business owners

HOME and business owners, community groups and housing associations across Kilkenny and Carlow who are anxious to save energy costs, lower carbon emissions and increase the comfort of their buildings are invited to attend a free information session with the trusted energy and retrofit experts for the region.

A number of Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) grant schemes are now open for energy upgrades, with up to 80% of the costs covered. The information session, hosted by the award-winning 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA), will explain each scheme and how the public can benefit in an easy to follow way.

The free information event for home owners runs at Loughboy Library in Kilkenny on Wednesday, November 27. The free session for non-domestic projects takes place in Windgap Community Hall in Kilkenny the same evening at 7pm. A separate information evening for non-domestic projects runs at Carlow Cathedral Parish Centre at 7pm on Thursday, November 28.

3CEA will discuss how to achieve the best results, even on the tightest budget. They will detail how they can completely project-manage such works from start to finish, if required, to include pre-application house surveys, submitting the grant application, procuring the works to ensure best value for money and quality of project for homeowners, right through to compete sign off.

Details of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) supports for the various sectors and several degrees of works will be unveiled at the sessions.

3CEA’s Senior Energy Engineer, Alexandra Hamilton said: “The grants available range from 35% – 80% for domestic works, depending on programme and measures being completed, to 30% funding for public sector, commercial and SME works and up to 50% for community or not-for-profit groups and housing associations. We will take people through the various SEAI schemes and help them choose the one that best suits their needs.”



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