The recent ESRI report HERE forecasts that Ireland will need 90,000 new homes by 2021 and recently in the Nzeb conference last week Minister Damien English called for the passive house standard to be introduced in housing (link to BRegs blog post HERE) and also called for ”[getting] construction right – this time“ and for upskilling of the design and construction workforce.
Let’s look at the numbers:
• 90,000 houses gives an average of 12,500 per year (up until 2021)
• There are 307 certified Passivhaus Consultants and Designers in the Republic of Ireland (of which I am one)
• This gives 40 houses for every Passivhaus consultant/Designer per year for 7 years
So if the Government really wants to “build right” then they need to start contacting the Passivhaus Consultants/Designers. I as one look forward to your call.
To help you find the 307 across the country CLICK HERE FOR A MAP
ps I’m happy to work on projects in Dublin which is where the majority of the houses are required; please CONTACT ME…