All you need to know about retrofitting your home

Dr Asit Kumar Mishra, Dr Paul Moran and Orlaith McGinley have written an article for RTE Brainstorm. They are researchers in a Dr Jamie Goggins group at the Sustainable & Resilient Structures Research Group of the School of Science and Engineering at NUI Galway.

Analysis: why, how and when should you sort out the energy efficiency of your home?

Ireland currently has around 1.7 million occupied homes. Housing a population of over five million, these homes consume about a quarter of the energy used in Ireland, as well as being responsible for 29% of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions.

According to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Irish homes account for more emissions than the industrial sector. The average floor area of Irish homes is larger than in other EU member states and the emissions attributable to our homes in Ireland are about 58% more than the average EU home.

Read the full article here.