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 …

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 …

The Titanic Hotel, Belfast @TitanicHotelBel #InteriorDesign

I had the opportunity recently to stay at the Titanic Hotel Belfast and it got me thinking about the purpose of interior design and how tricky it can be. The hotel is opposite the new Titanic visitor centre in the Read More …

We do venture outside Mayo you know #Dublin #Job #Project #Ireland

Currently we have a few projects dotted around the country; here’s a recently completed rear extension where we provided design and construction drawing services: Our online design ‘Packages’ can be undertaken nationwide (and even further afield if required); you’ll need Read More …

Continuing to be a member of International & Irish Passive House Associations @the_iPHA @PHAIreland #PassivhausDesigner

As a Certified European Passive House Designer (and a UK and Ireland Chartered and Registered Architect with the ARB, RIBA & RIAI); I am proud to continue my membership with the iPHA, the International Passive House Association and it’s affliate Read More …

Currently putting BCR Comply through its paces #CPD #AssignedCertifier

Mark Stephens Architects, Passivhaus Designers, Design Certifiers & Assigned Certifiers / As well as being registered architects and Passivhaus Designers; I forget sometimes forget (how could I) that we’re also Design Certifier and Assigned Certifiers under S.I. No. 9 of 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 …