Just 4% of homes built in Louth in the last decade have an A rating
Just 16% of homes built in Co Louth in the last 10 years have had a Building Energy Rating of A or B.
New data from the Central Statistics Office shows there were 21,658 properties built in the Wee County between 2009 and 2018. Of these just 4% had a BER of A while just 2% managed a B1. A further 3% had a B2 rating while 8% had a B3 rating.
By contrast 16% had a rating of C1 while 15% had C2 and 13% C3. A further 12% had a D1 rating with 9% having a D2.
At the other end of the scale, 5% had an E1, 4% had an E2, 4% had an F and 6% had a G, which is the lowest BER available.
The 16% figure for A and B rated properties built in Louth in the last 10 years is 1% above the national average while the 4% for A rated builds matches the national average.
The CSO report also found that 56% of homes built in the county were fuelled by mains gas with 34% having heating oil. Just 6% fuelled their home with electricity with 2% using solid fuel and 1% LPG.