As part of its plans to boost productivity in the construction sector, the Government aims to double the retrofitting of homes with insulation to 50,000 a year.
The plan is one of a large number of measures contained in the Future Jobs Ireland 2019 report. The construction sector is set to receive particular attention because of a belief that productivity in the sector has been low. The report also sets a target for the sector to retrofit 250,000 homes by 2025 as part of plans to respond to climate change.
A range of measures to transition to a low-carbon economy and that are set to be completed during 2019 will also be highlighted by the wide-ranging report. These will include the development of a new smart-grid portal, the commencement of the rollout of smart-grid meters by the ESB and an expansion of public charging infrastructure for electric vehicles by 200 to help grow the number of EVs to over 10,000.