Mark Stephens speaking at #Passivhaus #Virtual #Conference – Programme & tickets available NOW!

I am pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the forthcoming 24th Passive House Conference (20th September – 8th October). I was hoping that I was going to be returning to the proposed venue in Berlin – to 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 …

Excellent #Passivhaus infographics on the benefits of a Passive House from @the_iPHA cc @phaireland

As a long time extoller of the Passive House standard and methodology (and a Certified European Passive House Designer/Consultant) the following infographics from the International Passive House Association are excellent and communicate the benefits of building and living in a Read More …

Tear sheet on recently completed (uncertified) Co. Mayo Passive & nZEB (certified) House now online

Following on from the publication of our recently completed new house near Castlebar, Co. Mayo in Passive House + Magazine – you can access it HERE for free; we’ve finally got round to adding the house to the PROJECTS section Read More …

@Vectorworks #Energos #DesignSummit #Passivhaus Presentation by YT now live!

Following the regrettable postponement of the Vectorworks Design Summit in San Diego this year (where I was scheduled to speak on the Passivhaus design tools – Energos) (You can read more about the scheduled presentation HERE). The decision was made 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 …

Passive House Plus (@phplusmag) free-to-read due to Covid-19 – and we’re in it with @LLStructuresLtd

Passive House plus free to read, in print & digital, due to Covid-19 crisis Here is their information: Dear reader, To ensure anyone who wants to read Passive House Plus can do so easily during this challenging and disrupted time, Read More …

Vectorworks Design Summit – POSTPONED

POSTPONED – MORE INFORMATION ON OUR COVID-19 POLICY TO FOLLOW Life is strange. After running the most successful Vectorworks training company and consultancy in the UK, and then setting up an architectural practice (still using Vectorworks) in the West of Read More …

If you haven’t seen #Parasite yet – here’s why if you’re in #Architecture

Oscar-winning film Parasite from Korea is a must-see if you have anything to do with architecture. Here’s why: 1. The attention to the architectural detail in the sets is incredible; this combined with the cinematic experience makes the whole (roller-coaster Read More …

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 …