Received the Passive House Conference Programme – and I’m in it!

I received the Passive House Conference programme today where I will be a ‘Poster Presenter’ giving a short presentation at the 2018 International Passivhaus Conference in Munich this year: My paper/presentation & poster is on: “Designing with the vernacular in Read More …

Timing or Sequencing is the key to great construction #Passivhaus

“I say I say I say, what is the secret to great comedy” “I don’t know what is the secret to great…” “timing” The same applies in the construction world. The secret to great construction is timing. Or as it Read More …

Does Passivhaus meet the Building Regulations? @phplusmag @BRegsBlog mentioned

I contributed THIS OPINION PIECE to the BregsForum last year concerning Part L compliance of the Building Regulations. In it I said: “The only way numerically (currently) to assess conformance with Part L of the Building Regulations is via the Read More …

Reminder of #Passivhaus Fact sheets at TeachPassiv.com

Quick reminder that I’ve put together a stack of PASSIVHAUS FACT SHEETS ON TEACHPASSV.COM More to follow!

MarkStephensArchitects.com 2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 110,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at Read More …

My highlights of 2014: No. 5 – I'm getting OK with WordPress…

Although not the best, I’m doing OK with WordPress for web development. Below is a list of the sites I’m ‘associated’ with: Here’s the ‘main’ .com hosted business site http://markstephensarchitects.com To see how far you can take WordPress check out Read More …

90,000 houses in Ireland required by 2021 to Passivhaus standard? Is there work for me? @Damien_English mentioned

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 Read More …

Differences between Ireland and UK…

I wrote THIS POST a while back (2011) on the differences between UK and Ireland which focussed on site notices advertising the planning application. I’ve been luck enough over the last few works to be working the opposite way round Read More …

Part L Thermal Modelling/Building Regulation compliance:Pt 3 #Passivhaus @Target_Zer0 mentioned

This third post on the basics of Thermal Modelling and Building Regulation compliance and explains how Thermal Bridging is handled as part of the Passivhaus certification. This FACT SHEET outlines the fundamentals of Passivhaus Thermal Bridge terminology and calculations. It Read More …

The basics of Part L Thermal Modelling Building Regulation compliance – Part 2

This second post continues on from The basics of Part L Thermal Modelling Building Regulation compliance and delves a little deeper into the reasons why Thermal Modelling is critical to house design. One of the two registered NSAI Thermal Modellers Read More …