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Ireland looks to make universities energy efficient

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Government funding is expected to flow towards retrofitting buildings and switching to low-emission technology

A funding pot worth €26 million is being made available to higher education institutions in Ireland to make campuses more sustainable.

The money is part of the latest round of funding under the Irish government’s energy efficiency and decarbonisation programmes. The funding will allow different types of retrofitting to be tested on campus buildings, as well as pay for energy efficiency projects such as heat-pump installation and mechanical and electrical upgrades.

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