Energy renovations cost in the order of €30,000

If you’re living in an old draughty house, in order to benefit of energy bills as low as €300 to €400 a year you’d need to invest on average €30,000 to €40,000.

That’s according to the submission made by the Tipperary Energy Agency’s Paul Kenny to the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and Environment yesterday (23 January 2018).

This results in a simple payback of 10 to 20 years at current fuel prices.


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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