MaREI Retrofitting Homes Symposium

Event duration: 2 hours
In the upcoming MaREI Retrofitting Homes Symposium, researchers from the MaREI Centre will share their insights into the challenges and opportunities faced to effectively retrofit the residential building stock in Ireland. Deep retrofitting of Ireland’s building stock is viewed by many as a major economic and employment opportunity, as well as an opportunity to improve the quality of our homes. Since people typically spend approximately 90% of their time indoors, having safe, comfortable, healthy and energy efficient homes is of interest to most.

Ireland’s building stock emits almost 60% more CO2 than other EU countries. Ireland also exhibits some of the highest rates of fuel poverty and excess winter mortality in northern Europe. Despite circa 23000 homes being retrofitted in Ireland per annum since 2013, only circa one in ten of these homes were retrofitted to the current requirement of a BER of B2 or better.

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