A study undertaken by Christoph Walter of MosArt Landscape for the INTERREG -ZECOS project has confirmed that the Ballynagran Small Grants Scheme has delivered on its promise to produce substantial energy savings.
You can view or download Christoph’s report here —–> Ballynagran Small Grant Scheme (2011) Report
The main findings of the report are as follows:
- From the assessment of the 338 dwellings in Ballynagran we were able to calculate a primary (this includes energy required to process and deliver the energy to the dwelling) energy demand for the 600 residential dwellings community as 24,500,000 kWh (19,920,000kWh delivered energy).
- The potential saving that could be achieved if all economically feasible energy improvements would be undertaken is 50% i.e 12,250,000 kWh in primary energy could be saved for heating/ hot water and electricity for fixed lighting alone in the community.
- We also reviewed 54 dwellings where retrofit works were completed in 2011. Thank you for providing this information. The review shows (table 2-12) that a saving of approximately 400,000kWh primary energy (300,000kWh delivered energy ) or 15% of the total energy consumption was achieved through the works. This equals to an energy saving of approximately 15% per dwelling.