The Deep Retrofit Pilot Programme is investigating how to create a scalable offering for the deep retrofit of Ireland’s housing stock to an A3 Building Energy Rating (BER), while building consumer demand and contractor capacity for deep retrofit. Under the scheme Government is funding up to 50% of the total capital and project management costs for homes that achieve an A3 Building Energy Rating post retrofit. This will inform a model that can make deep retrofit available to individual homeowners on a larger scale post 2020, and critically will help Ireland move away from fossil fuels to clean renewable heating systems, such as solar and heat pumps. The National Mitigation Plan commits a total of €21.2m between 2017 and 2019 to the pilot scheme. To maximise learnings from the pilot applications must consist of 5 or more homes, and applications are currently being handled through community groups, local authorities, energy agencies and other organisations with the capacity and ability to deliver project completion.