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18th February 2007, 05:46 AM
I want to put together an application for someone for this scheme. I am just wondering what is the easiest way to demonstrate that a scheme is 40% more energy efficient than the standard achieved following current building regulations.
Is it possible to compare them by way of the new energy rating methodology? If so, what is the rating for a dwelling built to building regs?
20th February 2007, 08:29 PM
The SEI will accept a 40% improvement in HER or DEAP - Use HER - much easier to achieve - pocket the 8000 and say nothin' they don't even check for basic criteria laid down in their application form.
21st February 2007, 09:27 PM
I agree. Remember for example the hundreds of thousands of sheep the taxpayers
had subsidised on this peninsula. When the (again subsidised!)culling started to fight the foot and mouth desease outbreak there where no sheep to match the numbers. There is no control of subsidies in Ireland. Anguish Aluminia has to repay energy subsidies (of tax free heavy fuel oil). These subsidy-repayments had been re-coffered (for Anguish Aluminia) by and with the help of SEI funds, a while before Brussel's competition authority anounced their judgement. It's a mad house.The worst polluters get the most subsidies-from those who should prevent pollution by the energy sector. Brussel -as the only subsidy controller over here- is always lagging one step behind. And Brussel wont be bothered about your € 8000.-, there is more (energy)efficient crime to be looked after (smiley)....
26th February 2007, 08:41 PM
Why not put forward an application to build a scheme of Passive houses as an example to the way all housing estates should be built. If the correct materials and technology are used it won't cost you anything extra.
This would be a more ethical approach instead of seeing what you can get away with.
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