Electric Ireland Superhomes is a One Stop Shop which looks after all the key stages of a home energy retrofit, from initial design through to project completion along with management of SEAI grant funding. We engage leading contractors and experienced specialists to offer you expert guidance through an often complex process. Our aim is to provide homeowners with peace of mind, quality assurance and when the retrofit is complete, the best home possible.
What is a retrofit?
A home energy retrofit involves carrying out a number of energy upgrade measures in one installation to achieve a warmer, more comfortable, energy efficient home with a BER rating of between B2 and A1. Electric Ireland Superhomes’ philosophy is based on the view that a home is an interrelated and interdependent energy system so we look at the overall effect of a combination of energy measures, including a heat pump, to improve the energy performance of your home.
Noel & Alison Badrian, Altmore House Apartment, County Offaly.
Six apartments have undergone retrofitting in County Offaly. In this case study, we’ll introduce you to Noel and Alison, homeowners of an apartment at Altmore House Apartment Complex. They have completed a retrofit, significantly improving the BER rating from C1 to an impressive A2.
Gary Tyrrell, Dublin City
Gary lives in a single storey semi-detached house in Dublin City. The home has been transformed through a deep retrofit which has increased the BER rating from a D2 up to the highest BER rating of A1.
John Penny, Kildare
John Penny and family live in an early 1980’s detached house in Co. Kildare. Through the Electric Ireland Superhomes Heat Pump Plus service, John’s home went from a C2 BER rating to an A1 rated home.
Junia and Feichín Kaiser-Frisby, Galway
Junia and Feichín bought a 1970’s 3 bed semi-detached house in Galway with a BER rating of E2 at the beginning of September with a plan to transform it from a cold home into a cosy forever home.
Sarah Collins, Mayo
Sarah is the new proud owner of her childhood bungalow which had great sentimental value to the family. It had become uncomfortable in recent times with a BER rating of F.
Cormac Madden & Family, Dublin
Cormac Madden & his wife Mary O’Toole upgraded their 4-bedroom Dublin home, starting in 2016. The original two storey had a BER rating of G when they first moved in.
Aoife and Paul Davey, Offaly
Aoife and Paul live with their three children in a bungalow, built in the early 80s, just outside Shinrone, Co. Offaly.
Anja Murray, Dublin
Anja and her partner live in a semi-detached house in Dublin 8. As an ecologist, Anja is very passionate about the environment and was motivated to get energy upgrades to her home to take action against climate change.
Shay and Olive Aylward, Limerick
Shay and Olive built their two story detached home in Newport on the outskirts of Co. Limerick by direct labour in 1976. Their home, which relied on a 1990’s oil boiler for heat, had an ‘F’ BER rating.
Joanne & Pat Clarke, Tipperary
Joanne and Pat Clarke from Toomervara, Co. Tipperary retrofitted their 1960's bungalow in 2018 and prior to the retrofit, the house had a BER rating of 'F'.
Neil & Aileen Walker, Co. Dublin
Before Neil and Aileen Walker retrofitted their 1995-built timber frame house in Ballyboughal, North Dublin it had a C2 BER rating. “Not the worst but not great,” says Neil, an engineer.
Yvonne Doyle, Tipperary
Yvonne Doyle’s detached four-bedroom family home that she and her husband built near Templemore, Co. Tipperary in 2004 was never warm enough in winter.
The Hoyne Family, Tipperary
Seamus and Aileen Hoyne’s primary motivation in retrofitting their house was to improve their 165 square metre home near Roscrea, County Tipperary, where they live with their four young children.
Charles Stanley Smith, Tipperary
Longtime environmentalist Charles Stanley Smith pondered for years about how to stop using oil-fired heating and to improve the energy efficiency of his detached two-story home in Dromineer, Co Tipperary.