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 …

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 …

#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 …