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Case Study:

Social Housing Energy Upgrade



Dublin City Council is continually upgrading its social housing units through its Fabric Upgrade Programme.

Since 2013, over 8,000 units have been refurbished, resulting in significant energy and cost savings, and improved comfort levels for residents. This includes the recent fabric upgrade works undertaken at St. Bricin’s social housing scheme at Arbour Hill, Dublin 7.

The energy upgrades carried out as part of Phase 1 of the programme involved measures such as attic, water tank and pipe insulation, new windows, lagging jackets for hot water cylinders and cavity wall fill insulation.

Benefits of Solution

The Fabric Upgrade Pro gramme has saved an estimated €29.6 million on energy bills to date.

Project Details:


Phase 2 of the programme is ongoing and will provide external
insulation to a further 5,243 units.