Irish Housing 4.0 Energy partner, 3 Counties Energy Agency (3CEA) and the Local Authorities (LAs) as Sub Partners are working on the development of 12 pilot units for the social housing market in Ireland. The affordable, low carbon pilot homes shall take the following forms:
- WP IP 3 - Sub Partner Wexford County Council: Creagh Development No 1-4, Wexford, Co Wexford, Apartment Block, 2 floors, 4 units
- WP IP 4 - Sub Partner Carlow County Council: No 11-14, St Mary’s Court, Carlow, Co Carlow, Apartment Block, 2 floors, 4 units
- WP IP 5 - Sub Partner Kilkenny County Council: Old Fire House, Hight Street Graiguenamanagh, Co Kilkenny; Apartment building, 2 floors, 2 units and No 3-4 Inchacarran, Mullinavat, Co.Kilkenny; Semidetached Bungalows, 1 floor, 2 units
These pilots will be constructed in two different construction types: Insulated Concrete Framework (ICF) and Timber Frame.
All Local Authorities are still dealing with the impact of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which results in delays in their work on the pilots. Furthermore, Ireland is currently in Covid-19 restrictions level 5, which means a lockdown, from the 24th of Dec 2020 until at least April 2021.
The Irish pilot teams are working on detail design, site investigation (Wexford County Council), and tender for construction (Kilkenny County Council and Carlow County Council).