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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Heat Loss Form Factor & architectural education cc @ElrondBurrell @ecominimalnick

As an architect, Passive House (Passivhaus) designer/consultant and educator (I’m a part-time lecturer at IT Sligo); we are at a critical phase in architectural education as regards aesthetics and energy performance. A significant factor that contributes to energy loss is Read More …

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 …