Free energy upgrade of social housing under way throughout Roscommon


A free energy upgrade of 24 Cluid social housing homes is under way throughout County Roscommon as part of the Smart Technology Energy Saving Scheme from Irish home technology company climote.

The work has commenced recently in Roscommon and will be completed over the coming months in 24 homes spread throughout the county.

The Smart Technology Energy Saving Scheme will see 24 homes throughout Roscommon fitted with a climote remote control heating system to enable families take full control of the energy used in their homes. Nationally the scheme will see 10,000 homes across Ireland fitted with a climote. Delivered by home technology company climote, and funded by Electric Ireland, the Smart Technology Energy Saving Scheme is a ground-breaking initiative which sees the collaboration of the public and private sectors in delivering an innovative energy efficient scheme based on the use of smart technology.

Launched earlier in the year by the Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly T.D. and at no cost to the exchequer or individual local authorities, 10,000 local authority and housing association homes will be fitted with a climote which will allow homeowners to control their heating timings and temperature via a smartphone, text message or online. This type of technology has been proven to reduce energy consumption through better energy management.

Eamon Conway, Managing Director of climote said, “climote is delighted to be working with Cluid Housing Association on this ground-breaking energy saving scheme in partnership with Electric Ireland. Nationally we are working in partnership with Electric Ireland and the various housing agencies and local authorities to allow climote’s smart technology enable homeowners control their heating timings and temperature via their smartphone, text message or online. The real benefit for families in Roscommon is that they can benefit from climote’s energy saving technology, while for the Council and the Government, the entire scheme is funded by industry.”

The Smart Technology Energy Saving Scheme has started in a large number of local authorities including Cork County Council, Galway County Council, Kerry County Council, Kildare County Council, Laois County Council, Louth County Council, Sligo County Council as well as Cluid Housing Association.