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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 Improving Energy Efficiency of Housing NZEB New Social Housing. Part L for New Dwellings and Works to Existing Housing Standards for Retrofit Works Social Housing Retrofit Investment

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 prioritised in 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 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 Technical guidance on energy efficient retrofit/refurbishment of low-rise dwellings Scope Designers, specifiers and installers, property managers Audience Fabric, ventilation and services Building Science Considers refurbishment holistically Use NSAI Standard Recommendation (SR 54) Retrofit Code of Practice (DECLG,DCENR,SEAI) Published March 2014, Free to download 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 Mitchells Crescent Tralee, External Insulation, Biomass district heating. Before 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 Dwellings 125 kwh/m2/yr to 150 kwh/m2/yr without renewables

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 Building Standards Housing Planning/Development


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