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The Greener Homes Scheme is now part of the new "Better Energy Homes Scheme" launched by the goverment in May 2011.

Better Energy Homes Scheme

  • Information below from SEAI web site.

    Before commencing application please have the following information available to hand:

    • Meter Point Reference Number (MPRN). This number appears on your electricity bill, and is 11 digits long.

    • The year in which your house was built (must be prior to 2006).

    • The particular measures which you wish to undertake as part of the Better Energy scheme.

    • You should have already selected an SEAI registered Contractor as you will need to know their name, address and SEAI registered number.

    • Your bank details i.e. bank name, bank account name, bank account number and sort code. (Please note that currently we cannot process payments to Credit Union accounts.)

    • For an online application you will need an email address. In the instance where perhaps you don’t have a personal e-mail address please ask a relative or trusted close friend for use of their e-mail address. You must be able to receive e-mails at this address in order to accept the grant offer.  Failure to accept the offer will result in the offer lapsing.

    (NOTE:  It is very important that neither a Contractor nor an Assessor applies on your behalf as this contravenes the terms and conditions of their registration.)

What grants are available?

Energy Efficient Works




Cash Grant Value*


Attic Insulation


Wall Insulation - Cavity


Wall Insulation - Internal Dry Lining


Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House


Semi-detached or End of Terrace


Detached House


Wall Insulation - External


Apartment (any) OR Mid- terrace House


Semi-detached or End of Terrace


Detached House





Heating System

Heating Controls with Boiler (Oil or Gas) Upgrade.


Heating Controls Upgrade only


Solar Heating


*Cash Grants are set value unless expenditure is below the set value, in which case the actual expenditure will be reimbursed.

**A Building Energy Rating (BER) is an integral part of all grant applications under the Better Energy Homes scheme, whereby homeowners must undertake a BER on their home after grant aided works have been completed. A homeowner is entitled to BER funding of €50 once per home. This funding will be applied to your grant application automatically provided you have never applied previously for BER funding. You will be informed during the online grant application process if BER funding is available for your home or as part of your Letter of Grant Offer if you have applied through the post. It is advisable that you apply for and undertake all planned grant aided works at the same time to minimise the costs of multiple BER assessments.

Please note the minimum grant amount for the first application must be €400. A BER grant, where applicable, does not count towards the €400 minimum.


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