Some 200 social houses in the Fingal area will be retrofitted next year, more than tripling the 2021 figure.
This is a huge increase on the 65 social houses that were retrofitted this year with futher plans to set up retrofitting in the county in the coming year.
The plans were revealed at the second progress report into Fingal County Council’s Climate Action plan this week.
Retrofitting of council properties involved moving the BER rating of homes to a B2 or higher level which makes them much warmer and healthier for residents.
The programme is being funded by central government but will be rolled out by Fingal County Council.
The second report on the Council’s Climate Action Plan shows steady progress towards its climate targets.
A breakdown is as follows:
- 133 actions are in the Plan
- 117 actions are ongoing and progressing well
- 12 are complete
- 3 are not started and are due to start when resources allow.
Many of the measures are ongoing in nature because they involve maintance by the council.
Key measures being delivered as part of the plan include:
- Greenways: the Royal Canal Greenway, the Broadmeadow Greenway, Fingal Coastal Way and the Sutton to Malahide Cycle route.
- Dedicated Active Travel Unit: delivering protected cycling network and safe routes to schools./
- Bike rental expansion: There are plans to have an additional 500 Bleeper bikes around Fingal coming on stream by the end of the year.
- Transition to EV fleet,
- Remote working tools for staff
- Smart Mobility Hubs being delivered,
- Increase in canopy cover in the county as part of the New Tree Strategy.
- Promotion of circular economy measures.