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SERVE

Sustainable Energy for the Rural Village Environment

Details

Duration
to
Status
Finished
EU contribution
€4,107,404
Total costs
€10,145,303
Funding programme
CONCERTO 2

Description

The SERVE project implemented a series of actions in the field of sustainable energy with the overarching goal of creating a sustainable energy region in the district of North Tipperary in Ireland. The project actions included energy upgrades for existing dwellings in the region, installation of renewable energy heating systems, construction of an eco-village and the development of a district heating system.

Map

Project demonstration sites

Results

The SERVE project was concluded successfully and resulted in significant energy savings and increased renewable energy production in the region. The project also saw new technologies and system demonstrated. Some specific results include:

  • Piloting of a BER system and 200 energy assessors trained
  • 8,000 m2 of dwelling constructed with energy performance 50% better than standard build
  • A national retrofit programme and grant support scheme put in place, with many similarities to SERVE structures
  • SERVE standards adopted by National Energy Agency as part of its energy assessment methodology
  • 200 construction workers trained on quality standards
  • Over 100 buildings and contractors audited
  • 2 biomass district heating systems installed with on-going discussions for expansion
  • 1.5MW of biomass heating put in place

Contact

Name
Seamus Hoyne
Organisation
LIT Tipperary
Email
SHoyne@tippinst.ie
Country
Ireland

Documents

SERVE - Deep retrofit economic analysis
English
(890.45 KB - PDF)
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SERVE - Eco building retrofitting: Final report
English
(3.03 MB - PDF)
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SERVE - Eco village eco buildings construction and energy performance
English
(1.42 MB - PDF)
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SERVE- Final baseline socio-economic study
English
(1.48 MB - PDF)
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SERVE - Final RES retrofitting actions report
English
(5.45 MB - PDF)
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Project data