The Deep Retrofit PilotÂ Programme is investigating how to create a scalable offering for the deep retrofit of Irelandâ€™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 â‚¬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.