Despite grant supports, retrofits continue to cost in the tens of thousands of euros.
Experts’ estimates of whole house energy efficiency upgrades have increased significantly in the past four years.
Despite the recent increase in energy upgrade grant amounts, a whole house energy upgrade continues to require an out-of-pocket investment of tens of thousands of euros.
The head of one of Ireland’s largest house builders recently said it could cost up to €70,000 to retrofit a second hand home up to the A building energy rating standard that is required for new builds.
Four years ago, experts estimated the average retrofit costs were half that amount.