nZEB and get your planning applications in ASAP!

We are approaching some very critical dates regarding the Building Regulations and particularly Part L (Conservation of Fuel & Energy); so this post explains what this means and what you need to be doing: What is nZEB? ‘Nearly Zero Energy Read More …

#Passivhaus is all about comfort : empirical as well as theoretical analysis (inspired by @MarkSiddallRIBA)

When designing and building a Passivhaus we use the PHPP software from The Passive House Institute. The goal is for the design and resulting construction to meet the Passivhaus criteria. The house below is nearing construction in County Mayo where Read More …

What can you as architects do in this #ClimateEmergency ? @lloydalter mentioned #IrishArchitectsDeclare

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact Read More …

IRISH ARCHITECTS DECLARE CLIMATE & BIODIVERSITY EMERGENCY

Architects Declare Ireland is calling on registered architects to sign a declaration acknowledging the twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss as the most serious issue of our time. A group of Irish architects has declared a climate and biodiversity Read More …

Great testimonial added (from another architect)…

It’s great when you get feedback from your peers (a visitor to one of our projects by a fellow architect), and we’ve just added this to the Testimonials Page on our website: “[This] house is an advertisement as to why Read More …

The Irish Construction Industry after #Brexit #GettingIrelandBrexitReady

The Department of Housing Planning and Local Government has just sent us the ‘Impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit on construction products’, from the Department of Housing Planning and Local Government. From the date the UK leaves the EU (currently Read More …

#Energos #Vectorworks for #Passivhaus projects

As a long-time user of Vectorworks (In a previous life I ran the most successful UK/Ireland Vectorworks consultancy) and a Certified Passivhaus (Passive House) Designer / Consultant, I was thrilled to see that Vectorworks implemented tools to calculate Building Energy Read More …

Survival links for the new #Architecture students of 2019

Following on from THIS POST regarding the CAO points for Architecture & congratulating you on getting there Here are a few links that may help once there: The Ultimate list of Tips for Incoming Architecture Students Top books for Architecture Read More …

Recession cycles & #CAO #Architecture cc @RIAIonline

Congratulations to all the students who have just received their CAO results and have chosen Architecture as their career. The RIAI has a neat summary of the points required this year (and those for last year) for the Architecture courses Read More …

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