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Cork City Council sign contracts to the value of €6.2m to perform deep energy retrofit works on 129 Apartments

Cork City Council today signed contracts to the value of €6.2m to perform deep energy retrofit works on 129 Apartments in 14 social housing blocks across the city. The competition to perform the works was won by Retrofit Design Ltd. Based in Killorglin Co. Kerry. The works will involve both improvements to the fabric of the buildings and the installation of renewable energy technologies. Cork City Council has engaged local consultancy firms DJF Engineering Services and David McGrath and Associates to design and supervise the works. The works are part of the Southern Assemblies Regional Operational Plan 2014-2020. Funding is provided by the Department of Finance and the European Unions Regional Development fund under the thematic heading “The shift towards a ,low carbon economy”. The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government also play a role, allocating funds to perform the works. When the works are completed the energy consumption and carbon emissions from these apartments will be greatly reduced.

Lord Mayor Cllr Tony Fitzgerald welcomed this announcement "The reduction in draughts and noise should assist in improving the quality of life for the residents”.

Deep Energy Retrofit Works on 129 Apartments Back Row (l-r):Anthony Holmes(Cork City Council), Brian Cassidy(Cork City Council), Dave Mckeown  (Retro Fit design ltd.),Sean Hegarty(DJF engineering Services.)Thomas Rodgers(Cork City Council). Front Row (l-r):Brian Geaney (Director of Services,Housing & Community), James Callnan (DJF Engineering Services),   Alan Macfarlane (CCC),  Denis O Conner (Retrofit Design Ltd.) & David Mcgrath (Dave Mcgrath and Associates)  

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