Hardware Association Ireland has today (Wednesday 17th June) welcomed the proposed home retrofitting scheme contained in the draft Programme for Government published on Monday.
According to the draft programme, a ‘National Retrofitting Plan’ will seek to upgrade at least 500,000 homes to a B2 energy rating by 2030.
Commenting on this, Hardware Association Ireland Chief Executive, Martin Markey said; ‘’there are very ambitious proposals on retrofitting in the Programme for Government, which we certainly welcome. An extensive retrofitting scheme would be good for jobs, generate tax revenue and greatly reduce our carbon emissions.’’
Martin went on to say; ‘’For the past two months our association has been developing an extensive series of recommendations for Government aimed at helping the building materials and hardware sector get back to work and stimulating the economy post-Covid. We will be publishing this plan shortly and look forward to strongly engaging with the Government on our proposals.’’
Hardware Association Ireland is the representative body for Irish hardware and DIY retailers, builders’ merchants, distributors and manufacturers. It represents over 400 businesses nationwide and 26,000 staff in the sector.
Please note: Martin Markey is available for interview.
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