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 …

YT speaking @UCDArch @CURRENT_IRELAND #Lecture Series 11th Dec 1-2pm with @itsligo

You are welcome to a Zoom lecture co-hosted by myself & Bernadette Donohoe – Programme Chair of Architectural Design at IT Sligo on Friday 11th December 1-2pm, details below: https://ucd-ie.zoom.us/j/85946920172 Passcode: 597113 Bernadette Donohoe – Programme Chair of Architectural Design 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 …

First County #Mayo house added to Passive House Institute Database*

I’ve written about this recently completed County Mayo #nZEB #Passivhaus previously HERE and we’ve had the great news that after a lot of hard work, coordination & PHPP (the Passive House software) wrangling – the house has been entered into Read More …

We really need to start thinking about materials… cc @the_woodlouse @TimMartelAT #ClimateEmergency

Finally I’ve got round to starting to learn & use PHRibbon by Tim Martel (a plug-in for PHPP that calculates Embodied carbon in a building). Why? Well, we really need to start thinking about materials more. The equation is really Read More …