Design Competition for Home Extensions is Launched in Thurles

Design Competition for NZEB Home Extensions is Launched

 

A design competition for energy efficient home extensions was launched at an NZEB (Near Zero Energy Building) conference in Thurles today. ‘Sustainable Tipp’ is now accepting entries for the best design of a home extension to NZEB standard. There is a €3000 prize fund for the best designs. ‘Sustainable Tipp’ is a partnership of stakeholders lead by Tipperary County Council and Tipperary Energy Agency. Its objective is to achieve a low carbon economy by and on behalf of the citizens and communities of Tipperary.

Design Competition for Home Extensions is Launched in Thurles

Clare Lee & Marion O’Neill, Tipperary County Council and Siona Daly, Tipperary Energy Agency pictured at the launch of the NZEB design competition

“The need for climate action is an important challenge facing Ireland and the delivery of homes with a nearly zero energy requirement will bring many benefits in the form of warmer homes, local economic development and lower emissions. We’re launching this exciting design competition today for the best extension of a home to Near Zero Energy Building standard; this is a great way for ‘Sustainable Tipp’ to promote the sustainable extension and upgrade of homes” said Marion O’Neill, Senior Executive Officer, Tipperary County Council.

 

The competition is open to designers and homeowners nationally that have designed or added an extension to NZEB standard. Judging will be on the plans and details submitted to sustainabletipp.ie. Winners will be announced in Autumn 2020. Closing date for entries is July 31, 2020. The judging parameters and terms & conditions are all available on sustainabletipp.ie

 

 

About Tipperary Energy Agency

Tipperary Energy Agency’s aim is to support the development of sustainable energy in Co. Tipperary and beyond. The Agency is committed to providing a comprehensive range of services to all sectors in Co. Tipperary with a view to implementing sustainable energy projects which are developed using best practice. The Agency works in the fields of energy efficiency, energy management, renewable energy and sustainable transport.

For more information please visit www.tippenergy.ie

 

About Sustainable Tipp

SustainableTipp is a partnership of bodies and organizations, established by Tipperary County Council in partnership with the Tipperary Energy Agency, to deliver the Tipperary Sustainable Energy Action Plan and to achieve a low carbon economy for citizens and communities.

 

Why?

The need for climate action is an important challenge facing us today and ensuring that our homes have a very low energy requirement will bring many benefits in the form of warmer homes, local economic development and lower emissions.

 

The Tipperary Sustainable Energy Action Plan

In 2015, Tipperary County Council became a signatory to the Covenant of Mayors, a European movement of local authorities who have committed to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources. By becoming a signatory, the Council, supported by the Tipperary Energy Agency, adopted a Sustainable Energy Action Plan with the aim of reducing Tipperary’s CO2 emissions by 30% by 2020. I am delighted to say that Tipperary County Council has already achieved an overall emissions reduction of 46% across its services.

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