Heat Loss Form Factor and #Mayo #Rural #Houses

I wrote THIS POST yesterday that explained that a more ‘simpler’ form will result in a building that is less expensive to heat. I also presented a paper & poster at the Passivhaus Conference in Munich in 2018 where I Read More …

Heat Loss Form Factor & architectural education cc @ElrondBurrell @ecominimalnick

As an architect, Passive House (Passivhaus) designer/consultant and educator (I’m a part-time lecturer at IT Sligo); we are at a critical phase in architectural education as regards aesthetics and energy performance. A significant factor that contributes to energy loss is Read More …

We’re back at work! Website updated for 2020!

Just to let you know that the office has formally reopened, a bit of a struggle on the first day back but the team is here and with the help of some coffee we’ll get through the day. I hope Read More …

Mark Stephens continues as Certified Passive House (Passivhaus) Consultant & Designer

I am pleased to announce that I have renewed my Passivhaus Certification and the qualification as Certified Passivhaus Consultant through the papers, presentations and CPD undertaken over the last 5 years. We have also completed a house fully to the Read More …

We put a lot of work in on projects – completion reached on this #Roscommon #SelfBuild

A family have just moved into their new self-build where we were the architects from the beginning until the end. I wrote THIS POST a short while back for #ArchiTalksIE on how long projects take and the one below from Read More …

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 …

Notification of Grant of Planning received on this #Contemporary #Thatched #Cottage #Extension

We’ve just received notification of Grant of Planning received on this #Contemporary #Thatched #Cottage #Extension in a very visible location in Ireland – no locations yet until full grant received: ps Went straight through planning without a single Further Information Read More …

Booking our consultations online is now even safer #SSLCertificate

Our highly successful suite of consultations (links below) are now even safer to book online: • Initial Consultation & Needs/Review Report • Energy Analysis Consultation • House extension (small) / Remodel Service • Book of Irish Cottage Extensions Plans The Read More …

Nearing completion on this #Mayo #Passivhaus

We’re getting closer & closer to completing on this #Passivhaus in County Mayo. All the external work has been down and we’re now starting second fixing internally (all the MHVR & heating is complete) Below are a few photos and Read More …