Limerick to benefit from energy efficiency

Cllr Diarmuid Scully
Cllr Diarmuid Scully

CITY councillor Diarmuid Scully has welcomed an investment of  €650,000 in improving the energy efficiency of local authority homes in Limerick.

According to the Fine Gael councillor, the Government funding will not only provide employment for construction workers but will also reduce carbon emissions and combat climate change.

“This funding will enable Limerick local authorities complete Phase One of the Energy Efficiency Initiative. By the end of this year, every local authority house in Limerick will have at a minimum draught proofing, attic insulation and where appropriate cavity wall insulation,” he said.

He explained that once Phase One is completed, the Government will  allocate an additional €15 million for more intensive insulation measures for external and internal insulation of houses with solid or hollow block construction. In this second phase, single glazed windows or particularly poor performing windows and doors can be replaced.


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