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Martina,

Can we set up the first page of the HESS section as http://www.lcea.ie/HESS/.asp
using the text already on:-

http://www.lcea.ie/launches_home_energy.asp
http://www.lcea.ie/launches_home_energy.asp

becomes [ http://www.lcea.ie/HESS/.asp ]



  Minister Eamon Ryan Launches Home Energy Saving Scheme

Minister Eamon Ryan (Communications Energy and Natural Resources) has announced a
pilot Home Energy Savings Scheme.

The scheme will be piloted in the counties of Clare and Limerick with 200+ houses to be
improved in both counties.

Some details of the scheme so far are:-

      Open to home owners only (not applicable to rental tenants, private or
       local authority)
      Home Improvement measures will include:-
          o Building Fabric Insulation
          o Double Glazing
          o Heating system controls
          o Hot water system controls
      A grant of 30% up to €2,500 will be available
      Every house will have a survey from a qualified Home Energy
       Assessor
      The HES assessor will give the home owner an advisory report of
       measures that can save you energy, money and CO2
      The Home owner will select a competent contractor to carry out the
       work, and pay them.


More details of the scheme can be found from the links below:-


      Householders
      Assessors
      Contractors
      Frequently Asked Questions
Martina,

I need a separate page for householder information. I suggest something like this

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[ http://www.lcea.ie/HessHouseholds/.asp ]


    Home Energy Saving Scheme – House holder Information


Household Selection

The “Expressions of Interest” to participate in the Home Energy Saving Scheme
(HESS) closed on May 30th. We would like to thank all those that have given their
names. The target number of 400 – 500 households in Clare & Limerick counties was
exceeded and SEI have randomly selected the names of the applicants to be included
in the scheme this year.

Clare & Limerick County Councils have commenced (w/e 11th July), issuing
“Selection Letters” to households included in the scheme.


Home Energy Survey

Shortly after receiving the “Selection Letter”, the assessor named in the letter will
contact you to arrange the survey.

When the assessor has finished their work you are required to pay him / her
€100, as the householder’s contribution toward the cost of the Home Energy
Survey.

You can find more information on Home Energy Assessors here. [link to
http://www.lcea.ie/HessAssessors/.asp ]
.

Grants

A 30% grant of up to €2,500 may be available, depending on the grant aided
recommendations that you carry out. The recommendations will be given to you in a
report (advisory report) from your energy assessor.

        Home Improvement measures will include:-
           o Building Fabric Insulation
            o   Double Glazing
            o   Heating system controls
            o   Hot water system controls
Approval for the works quoted must be received before work commences.
Grants cannot be paid retrospectively for works commenced before approval,
from the local authority.




Contractors

All work must be carried out by contractors that have registered and are listed
[link to http://www.lcea.ie/HessContractors/.asp] with the LCEA.

N.B. The contractors list is subject to change without notice. Contractors
may be added or removed from the list.

The contract for all works is between the householder and the contractor. Upon
completion of all work, a completion certificate will be filled out and signed by the
householder and the contractor. The contractor is paid in full. Evidence e of payment
to the contractor is required to receive the grant.

Please note that all works must be completed before the end of this year in order
to avail of the Home Energy Saving Scheme Grant.




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Martina,

I need a separate page for Assessor information. I suggest something like this

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[ http://www.lcea.ie/HessAssessors/.asp ]


       Home Energy Saving Scheme – Assessor Information


All Home Energy Survey assessments will be conducted by assessors that are
currently registered with Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).

Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) will appoint an assessor to conduct a Home Energy
Assessment of your house.

The assessor will survey the house and may need to ask the home owner some
questions about the building fabric, heating & hot water systems. Please assist the
assessor with this survey.

Householders are asked to have an electricity bill available for the assessor to check
for the MPRN number.

An advisory report will be issued which may outline recommendations on:-

    Insulation of walls, attic, pipe work, draught proofing etc.
    Replacement of poor single glazed window frames,
    Heating systems controls,
    Hot water system controls,

The advisory report will give the householder information on the energy efficiency of
their house. However the advisory report is not nor does it contain a Building Energy
Rating (BER).
Assessors are requested to inform the householders of the                  appropriate
recommendations and the priority / order that they might be carried out.

When the assessor has finished their work you are required to pay him / her
€100, as the householder’s contribution toward the cost of the Home Energy
Survey.

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Martina,

I need a separate page for Contractor information. I suggest something like this

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[ http://www.lcea.ie/HessContractors/.asp ]


       Home Energy Saving Scheme – Contractor Information

All Contractors participating in the Home Energy Survey Scheme have registered
their interest in the scheme and have complied with a number of mandatory
requirements.

Details of the requirements can be found by downloading the Contractors Expression
of Interest [link to Contractor Expression of Interest .pdf] form. Note that the initial
expression of interest for contractors closed on May 30th. However contractors
wishing to be included on the list may be added if they meet the requirements set out
on the Expression of Interest form.


The List of Contractors [link to Contractor List July 08pdf] that have registered to
provide products and services for the HESS is available for download here [link to
Contractors List July 08pdf].

N.B. The contractors list is subject to change without notice. Contractors
may be added or removed from the list.

Householders are advised to consult the LCEA website when checking the latest list.

A meeting of contractors listed in the HES was held at University of Limerick on July
8th. A rang of issues was addressed, and documents issued. A copy of the documents
issued is also available to download:-

      Technical Guidance Document part L – 2007 [link to Part L 2007 – Energy
       Conservation]
      Heating & Domestic Hot Water Systems for Dwellings – Achieving Compliance with
       Part L [link to Appendix to 2007 Pt L – Boilers]

A future meeting of contractors is planned some time in September 2008.


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Martina,

I need a separate page for FAQ’s. I suggest something like this

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[ http://www.lcea.ie/HessFAQ/.asp ]


      Home Energy Saving Scheme – Frequently Asked Questions


1.         Pilot Scheme Areas The Pilot scheme will operate in counties Limerick and Clare.
           Dundalk town and part of North Tipperary also.
2.         Who is eligible? To qualify for the scheme you must own the house you want to
           improve and it must be your “primary residence” (a holiday home doesn’t qualify).
3.         What do you get? The grant on offer is 30% of the value of approved works up to a
           maximum of €2,500.
4.         Who gets the grant? The grant is paid directly to the home owner from the Local
           Authority
5.         How many houses will be covered? The pilot for Clare & Limerick plans to improve
           400 + houses by the end of 2008
6.         How long will it last? The pilot project will only last to the end of 2008. All work
           must be completed by the end of the year.
7.         When do people apply. Home owners must express their interest in the scheme on
           of before 30th of May.
8.         Where do people Apply? You can apply by calling (lo call) 1850 927 000. or you
           can download the form from SEI or LCEA websites; www.sei.ie/hes or
           www.lcea.ie
9.         Who is involved in the scheme? The scheme will be administered locally by
           Clare County Council, Limerick County Council and the Limerick Clare
           Energy Agency. National coordinated is by Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).
10.        What does the home owner have to do?
      a.   First of all register their interest by 30th May2008
      b.   SEI will select the names of those chosen from the database for each county
      c.   The local authority will notify the home owner that their name was selected
      d.   A Building Energy Rating (BER) Assessor will call to the householder (sent by SEI)
           to carry out a survey of the house, and give recommendations
      e.   The home owner must pay the BER assessor €100 for the survey they did, and the
           report.
      f.   The homeowner will get a quotation for the work to be done, from a list of
           contractors
      g.   The quotations are sent to the local authority for approval
      h.   Once approved the home owner is given a grant offer of 30% of the value of the work
           to a maximum of €2,500
      i.   When the work is complete the homeowner notifies the local authority, who may
           arrange inspection of the work
      j.   When the work has been approved the homeowner pays the contractor in full and
           claims back the 30% grant from the local authority
      k.   The local authority will check that everything is in order and issue a cheque to the
           home owner as agreed.
11.        What kind of work is covered by the grant?
      a.   Home insulation products for the walls, attic, roof, hot & cold water pipes, etc.
    b. Double glazing of windows
    c. Heating system controls (but not boilers)
    d. Hot water system controls (including cylinders)
12.    Who will do the work?
    a. The energy agency is compiling a list of appropriately competent contractors
       operating in the county.
    b. The list of contractors will be made known to the homeowners that are selected
    c. The cost of work will be controlled and agreed by the energy agency with the
       contractors to eliminate grant inflation
    d. The home owner will select the contractor they wish to do the work
    e. The contract for work is between the home owner and the contractor

				
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