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North Cork successful in Better Energy Communities Scheme for 2017

North Cork successful in Better Energy Communities Scheme for 2017

46 houses in Mallow are to get a full energy upgrade to their homes in the coming months following Cork County Council’s Housing Directorate successful application to the Better Energy Communities Scheme 2017.

The houses to receive the upgrade in Mallow are in the following areas:

  • Croke Place
  • Lisheen Row
  • Sean Moylan Park
  • Connolly Avenue
  • St. Patrick’s Place
  • Sullivan’s Place
  • Bolster Terrace

Works to be done include:

  • Air to Water heat pump with full integrated heating controls
  • Multi Fuel Inset Stove
  • External Wall Insulation
  • Full Window Replacement to Double uPVC
  • External Door Replacement
  • Roof Ventilation & Insulation
  • Providing walkway to tanks in attic

Welcoming the energy efficient works in Mallow’s housing stock, North Cork Independent Councillor John Paul O’ Shea said, “These works will be of huge benefit to the many families in the area. The successful households have been notified of the Council’s successful application. These works will help the families involved reduce their energy and fuel costs into the future″.

Independent T.D. & Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Mr. Denis Naughten announced recently that grant funding of €26 million has been approved for 44 community energy projects across Ireland. The projects were successful in their applications under this year’s round of the Better Energy Communities (BEC) scheme administered by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland on behalf of the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.

A number of commercial and community facilities have also been successful in their application for the Better Energy Communities Scheme 2017. Facilities in Cork include:

  • Rockchapel Community Centre
  • Kanturk Rugby Club
  • Ballyhass National School
  • Donoughmore Community Centre
  • Donoughmore Sports Complex
  • Cullen National School
  • Meelin GAA
  • Cork County Hall
  • Hibernian Hotel
  • Ballyhoura Apple Farm
  • Hillview Drive Community Building

These projects include a wide range of upgrades to fabric (insulation), heating systems, lighting and solar heating.

Cllr. O’ Shea added “300 community energy projects have received funding and support over the past five years, resulting in thousands of homes and hundreds of community, private and public buildings improving their energy efficiency. It is great to see North Cork getting it’s share of this funding over the year’s and again in 2017. These buildings will now be more comfortable, healthier and cheaper to heat and light”.


Further information on the Better Energy Communities Scheme is available on