94 Ballymun homes benefit from major insulation upgrade
21st November 2012
Labour Party TD John Lyons, Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, has welcomed the completion of a project that upgraded the insulation in 94 Balllymun homes and said he hopes the project can be expanded in the future.
“Earlier this year I supported an application for funding under the “Warmers Home Area Based Pilot Scheme” for an energy upgrade project in Ballymun.”
“This application was successful and resulted in 94 Dublin City Council homes in Ballymun having energy upgrades including heating controls/boiler upgrades, cavity wall/external wall insulation and attic insulation.”
“I was very pleased that Minister Pat Rabbitte was able to visit the senior citizens complex in Burren Court on Monday to hear first-hand from residents how much of a difference the insulation makes.”
“The residents told the Minister that they no longer use the time clock and instead use the boost button for an hour in the morning and their homes stay warm for the day. The homes in Burren Court were built in the mid-1980s and over the course of a year the project organisers believe the improvements could save the residents over €500 on their heat and electricity bills.”
“This project was funded through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Dublin City Council and Retrofit Energy Ireland Limited (REIL).”
“The partnership approach taken by these groups with others in the community such as the Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership, Energy Action Ltd, MABS, Society of Vincent De Paul, Community Welfare Service, Department of Social Protection and the HSE was key to the success of the project and I congratulate them on their excellent work.”
“I am very keen to see this project expanded in future years and I will be working with the Minister and the City Council to try to make this happen.”
For more information contact Deputy Lyons on 087 9683711 or 01 618 3280.