New Home Energy Upgrade Office is there for you

Looking for some advice on how to work with your neighbours, or with your community, to save or even generate energy at home and reduce carbon emissions? Cork City Council’s new Home Energy Upgrade Office kiosk on Grand Parade in Cork, provides just such a service. The public can call in to get expert information on all aspects of forming communities that are looking to upgrade their homes or community buildings to be more energy efficient or install community owned renewable generation. The Home Energy Upgrade Office is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, with specialised staff from Cork City Council, known as UP-STAIRS Implementation Champions, on hand to give people advice and support on all aspects of improving their energy efficiency. This includes financial advice, organizational, technical, and legal support, facilitation and mediation, and follow up services on how to form an energy community. For more information go to or