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 …

Pleased to continue to be member of International Passive House Association (iPHA)

It’s that time of year where the subscriptions to renew come in thick and fast. Here’s one of the first I’ve sorted for 2020; where I renewed my membership of the International Passive House Asscosiation (I did this at the 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 …

Deep retrofits are the way forward #ClimateEmergency #Passivhaus #EnerPHit #ArchitectsDeclareIE

Currently Ireland is midway in #ScienceWeek: Science Week refers to series of science-related events for the general public which are held in a specific countries during a designated week of the year. The aim of such science weeks is to 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 …

New service for house energy performance #ClimateEmergency

It is now essential that we address the current Climate Emergency. And one of the ways that you can do this in your house is by reducing the amount of energy lost through poor insulation and damp. In a similar Read More …

@Vectorworks #Energos Review for #Passivhaus #SketchUp #DesignPH Design Pt2

Vectorworks, Energos & Design PH – Part 2 Following on from THIS POST on Vectorworks, Energos & Passivhaus, as promised here’s a little more information on the functions and a comparison to Sketchup DesignPH… Design PH (http://www.designph.org/) is a 3D Read More …

@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 …

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 …