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Between the 3rd and 10th of May, South East Energy Agency held six Home Energy Information Events across the south east. The events brought together homeowners and community groups, to explore and better understand energy efficiency and renewable energy options for their buildings and highlighted the potential grant streams available to complete efficiency & renewable upgrades.

The event locations included Waterford Central Library, Loughboy Library Kilkenny, Carlow Central Library and Wexford Town Library, in addition to two Online sessions. Across the six events we had over 140 attendees all interested in either making their homes more comfortable to live in, cheaper to run or reduce their environmental impact.

Community Energy Hub : Home retrofit & Grant advice

As part of Strand 2 of the Community Climate Action Programme, the South East Energy Agency in conjunction with POBAL, & Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford & Waterford Libraries are developing a new online resource platform called the Community Energy Hub, which will enable households to better understand energy efficiency in the home and help streamline grant and funding streams for energy upgrades. As part of the Community Energy Hub project, we held these workshops and conducted a survey with attendees, to help us understand what barriers people face engaging in home and community energy projects. We will publish the results of the Community Energy Hub survey in the coming weeks.

Thank you to everyone who attended an event and contributed to the survey, and a special thank you to all the Library staff for hosting the events and supporting the development of the Community Energy Hub.

Don’t worry if you missed the Home Energy information events, you can now watch a recording of our online event below.