The RetroKit Toolkit arose from the belief that we need to tackle major societal problems with big ideas and innovative thinking.
The residential sector is responsible for 25% of Ireland’s energy usage and is facing two major imperatives:
- Reducing its carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.
- Eradicating fuel poverty (16% of Irish households surveyed by the Society of Vincent de Paul say they are not in a position to heat their home adequately).
Despite these challenges, only 2% of Irish homes receive an energy upgrade annually and 70% are still in need of an energy retrofit.
Our mission is to empower our clients to reduce the carbon footprint in housing, to alleviate fuel poverty, and improve the health and wellbeing of householders.