Notification of grant on this contemporary Irish Cottage extension

Just received some good news at the start of 2021 that this very contemporary extension to a traditional Irish cottage has been granted planning permission: The cottage has undergone previous extensions and this one adds vital space for a family Read More …

Update to working arrangements due to Covid & lockdown

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 3 weeks due to the current lockdown announced today (Wednesday 6th January 2021). The office is now closed. This is from Friday 8th January 6pm Work is continuing remotely Read More …

Happy New Year ! Office & business Covid opening arrangements…

Below is an update of our working arrangements for the next 4 weeks due to the current Level 5 lockdown. From Monday 4th January 2020 for 4 weeks the office will be closed to visitors. Work is continuing remotely. Site Read More …

Goodbye 2020 – a review of the year

It’s at this time of the year I do a review looking back over the year. No words. We’re still alive & in business & our thoughts & prayers go to those who didn’t make it. Hopefully 2021 may be Read More …

The importance of Post Occupancy Evaluation #POE #CaseStudy #Passivhaus

This post follows on from these: The 1st County Mayo House added to Passive House Database Why materials are important & embodied carbon calculations Using DesignPH as part of the Passivhaus methodology The reason that these posts (and this one) Read More …

Compare Apples with Apples – nZEB & Passivhaus #ThermalBridging #24intphc

I wrote THIS yesterday on my presentation at the 24th Passive House Conference on nZEB & Passivhaus in Ireland and the question is that surely they must be close now in terms of performance? As I said in my conference Read More …

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 …

24th International Passive House Conference Discount Code ps I’ll be there

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the forthcoming 24th Passive House Conference (20th September – 8th October) and the discount code below resets the ticket price to 300€ / for members to 200€ for the Read More …

Gearing up with #DesignPH for #Passivhaus #PHPP modelling

As promised in this last post on MATERIALS and THIS POST on our first house that was added to the Passive House Database, I’m giving a little more information on our Passive House modelling methodology… The PHPP modelled house linked Read More …

More on why materials are important #Passivhaus #PHRibbon #ClimateEmergency

I wrote previously on why building materials are important in combating the climate emergency HERE and I’m starting to get to grips with the Embodied CO2 PHPP plug-in ‘PHRibbon’ and have a few bits that I’d like to add to Read More …