Delivered presentation at #24intPHC International Passivhaus Conference on nZEB, Passivhaus & Certification in Ireland

Well I think my presentation yesterday ‘Mind the gap: nZEB and Pas­siv­haus: An Ir­ish per­spec­ti­ve’ at the 24th International Passive House Conference went OK. Originally planned for Berlin (was really looking forward to returning to the city where we had Read More …

Yeats Academy 2020 Year Book @itsligo #Architecture

Typically at the end of the academic year the students would be busily & frantically preparing their ‘Creative Showcase’ Exhibition. You can see last years work HERE. Well as you all know this has been a different & difficult year. Read More …

We really need to start thinking about materials… cc @the_woodlouse @TimMartelAT #ClimateEmergency

Finally I’ve got round to starting to learn & use PHRibbon by Tim Martel (a plug-in for PHPP that calculates Embodied carbon in a building). Why? Well, we really need to start thinking about materials more. The equation is really Read More …

Guidance Sheet on house visits during Covid-19…

A massive thanks to Zeno Winkens MRIAI at Winkens Architecture for allowing me to use his excellent information sheet on architects undertaking house visits for clients. You can see the guidance that we’re giving to our clients regarding us visiting Read More …

Covid-19 Work & business update

I hope that you’re all staying safe & well. Quick post on getting back to work and current business methods… Well we’ve been back for a while now; more or less fully with a few tweaks to how we are Read More …

The office is open!

Following the Phase 2 Lockdown release of Monday 8th June – the office is now open. Social Distancing is to be observed where a minimum distance of 2.0 meters is kept between staff & visitors (the floor is marked as Read More …

We are open for business!

Popped into the office and opened up briefly to get a few things in the resumption back to construction work. Also changed the notice on the door to the below: And I even took a photo of me, taking a Read More …

Site visits resuming Monday 18th May…

Well it looks like I’ll be resuming site visits on the projects that were on hold on Monday 18th May (subject to Government confirmation). The office will still be closed and I’ll be continuing to work from home until the Read More …

Lovely comment by Niall at @ecologicalbuild on the #Mayo house featured in the current @phplusmag

Another great comment to add to TESTIMONIALS section of website from Niall Crosson At Ecological Building Systems Niall Crosson – Group Technical Manager BTech, MEngSc,MIEI, CEPHC. Ecological Building Systems, Main Street, Athboy, Co.Meath Tel: 046 9432104 www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com “WELL DONE on Read More …

Lovely text from clients over weekend #Covid19

I received a lovely text from a client about a house we designed & supervised last year: “I thank God that we are in this wonderful home designed by you…all day I reap the benefits of a south-facing kitchen – Read More …