@Vectorworks #Energos Review for #Passivhaus #Passive #House Design Pt1

VectorWorks Energos – Passivhaus Plenty of #’s in this title! I’ve been using the new Energos energy analysis commands in Vectorworks for a little while now and thought I’d share my thoughts. I’m probably one of a select number who Read More …

Current projects update: Houses, extensions, planning appeal & #Vectorworks

Quick post giving update on current projects and what we’re currently working on. Now that we have new office and additional staff we would love to hear from you if you’re looking for something similar; why not CONTACT US… We Read More …

All RIAI and other 'Marks' updated and on home page

Following on from the previous post, I’ve updated all of the ‘Marks’ to show that I am a ‘paid’ up Registered RIAI Architect and Registered RIAI Practice; other accreditations include: • RIAI Conservation Accredited (III) • RIAI Environmental Accreditation • Read More …

My highlights of 2014 No. 2 Finally a Passivhaus Designer

After many years of thinking about doing it, doing courses leading up to it (PHPP) and heaps of CPD I finally took and passed the ‘rigourous’ Certified European Passivhaus Consultant/Designer course & exam. Although technically the course & exam was Read More …

Qualifications + experience + CPD = better buildings

I popped up my professional qualifications and accreditations on the home page yesterday (also below): But what do the qualifications really mean? It means I take my work and training seriously; the Accreditations take the form of Continuing Practice Development Read More …

Now's the time to start thinking of getting an architect…(ahem)

I wrote THIS POST last January on the statistics of enquiries I receive over the year and it peaks it January. If you look at the graph people are starting to look at getting work done either for a new 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 …

How to complete all your CPD in one hit: #Passivhaus

CPD or Continuing Professional Development is part and parcel of the architects duties and responsibilities and is summarised by the RIAI below: “The systematic maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge and skill and the development of personal qualities necessary for Read More …

I am actually a Certified Passivhaus DESIGNER!

The saga of my Passivhaus exam certification continues… To recap; I PASSED THE PASSIVHAUS EXAM! But, there’s been an error in classification, I previously showed the ‘Consultant’ logo in this POST but in fact I’m actually a Passivhaus ‘Designer’ due Read More …

Tear Sheet on recently completed Mayo rural house (very close to Passivhaus, sorry PH guys)

Below is a ‘Tear Sheet’ on one of our recently completed rural Mayo houses that’s very close to Passivhaus standard (sorry). Again this is a self-build that can’t be built after March 1st this year; the attention to detail by Read More …