from the GalwayDaily.com reported on the news that the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has awarded €25 million to fund 57 projects that will promote sustainability by reducing emissions from buildings.

The 17 projects that include homes and businesses in Galway have been awarded a total of €7,631,760 in grant funding.

The largest of these is a €973,361 for a project spanning 14 counties which has a total value of €2,267,898.

While the smallest project in the scheme is a €24,604 grant for a heat pump, solar panels,and new doors and windows at Cómhar Caomhán Teo on Inis Oírr.

It’s expected that in total this scheme will help 700 homes carry out energy upgrades, along with 570 community and commercial buildings.

The SEAI claims that the cumulative benefits of these upgrades will eliminate 34,676 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually, the equivalent of taking 11,000 cars off the road.

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