#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 …

#Energos #Vectorworks for #Passivhaus projects

As a long-time user of Vectorworks (In a previous life I ran the most successful UK/Ireland Vectorworks consultancy) and a Certified Passivhaus (Passive House) Designer / Consultant, I was thrilled to see that Vectorworks implemented tools to calculate Building Energy 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 …

Incredible drone photos of one of our new #Mayo #Passivhaus Construction by @LLStructuresLtd

With thanks to Ollie at Long Life Structures (http://www.llstructures.ie); the timber frame company that’s construction one of new houses in County Mayo and permission from our great clients (Michelle & Dave); below are a few photos showing the current construction. Read More …

Going to site (finally) on this Passivhaus

It looks like we’re going to site on this Passivhaus in County Mayo; the plan was to go for full certification but we’ll see how this pans out. It’s taken a while to get there but I’m excited to see Read More …

Mark Stephens returns from delivering a successful Passivhaus Conference paper & presentation

Mark Stephens has just returned from a successful delivery of his paper & presentation titled “Designing with the vernacular in relation to planning & Passivhaus – An Irish perspective” at the recent 22nd 2018 International Passive House Conference in Munich, Read More …

Received the Passive House Conference Programme – and I’m in it!

I received the Passive House Conference programme today where I will be a ‘Poster Presenter’ giving a short presentation at the 2018 International Passivhaus Conference in Munich this year: My paper/presentation & poster is on: “Designing with the vernacular in Read More …

Planning permission extended on this one-off Passivhaus in County Longford

We’ve just received notification that the time limit on this intended Passivhaus in County Longford has been extended to 2021 (sounds a long way off!). Gives the client more options if the planning is still in date: This was one Read More …

Tear sheet on proposed Mayo Passivhaus by Mark Stephens Architects…

We’ve added THIS TEAR SHEET on the proposed Passivhaus (Passive House) that has just been granted Planning Permission in County Mayo, Ireland. Mark Stephens Architects are appointed as Project Architects providing a full architectural service from inception to completion was Read More …

My #Passivhaus guest post on Garden Designer @LinseyEvans blog…

Click HERE to view my guest post on Garden Designer Linsey Evans blog (opens in new window)