Building analytics software group CIM has said separately that Ireland needs an industry-wide initiative to run in parallel with the national residential retrofitting scheme if it is to have any chance of reaching its 2030 emissions targets.
CIM general manager Paul Walsh says the State will not be able to deliver on its 7 per cent year-on-year reduction in carbon dioxide without a credible solution for industry.
And he said results would be much more dramatic if the focus is put on a small group of huge emitters rather than a huge group of small emitters, such as the residential sector.
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