- Dublin to host conference on rapid-build nZEB construction
A new one-day conference set to be held in Dublin next month will look at the twin challenges of solving Ireland's housing crisis with rapid-build construction, while at the same time meeting new standards for nearly zero energy buildings (nZEBs).
- 7 days ago 14 May 18, 9:59am -
- Quality EWI installation crucial for success of deep retrofit — MBC Project
MBC Project has warned that poor quality installation risks undermining confidence in the growing external wall insulation (EWI) industry — seen as crucial for bringing Ireland’s housing stock up to modern standards of energy efficiency. Dublinbased MBC Project supplies KABE Therm external insulation systems, which include EPS and mineral wool boards.
- 21 days ago 30 Apr 18, 3:52pm -
- G-rated Meath bungalow aims for A rating — without renewables
Energy consultant Cillian Donoghue of BERCerts.ie is currently undertaking a retrofit project that will transform a neglected G-rated bungalow in Co Meath into an A-rated dwelling, using a fabric-first approach and without the use of renewable energy.
- 21 days ago 30 Apr 18, 3:45pm -
- Daikin pick up five iF design awards
This year’s prestigious iF DesignAwards saw Daikin Europe’s designskills recognised as the companyscooped five awards for their residentialheat pump and commercial controlsolutions at a ceremony in Munich on9 March.
- 21 days ago 30 Apr 18, 3:42pm -
- Quinn Building Products launches free CPD on single leaf masonry
Quinn Building Products has announced a new free CPD (continuous professional development) offering for those in Irish construction, entitled ‘Single Leaf Masonry - A Modern Method of Construction?’ A series of open house regional seminars are scheduled throughout Ireland, and available to book via the Quinn Building Products website.
- 21 days ago 30 Apr 18, 3:37pm -
- Planning granted for major passive scheme in South Wales
An innovative scheme to develop the site ofthe former Caerphilly Magistrates Court inSouth Wales into 38 new social homes builtto passive house standard has been granted planningpermission by Caerphilly Council.
- 28 days ago 23 Apr 18, 2:42pm -
- Green finance must be longterm & sustainable — Ecology
Leading green lender EcologyBuilding Society has welcomedthe publication of the GreenFinance Taskforce’s report to theUK government on boosting greenfinance, but warned that any measuresto stimulate green lending must belong-term and sustainable.
- 28 days ago 23 Apr 18, 1:31pm -
- Brink launches new MVHR unit with range of features
Leading mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) manufacturer Brink Climate Systems has launched a new high efficiency MVHR unit, the Flair 325. According to the Dutch company, the new range comes with some exciting new technologies to boost efficiency, ensure correct ventilation rates and enable easy operation.
- 28 days ago 23 Apr 18, 1:07pm -
- Ecocem rebrand with new logo and slogan
Ecocem, Europe’s largest independent specialist producer of key low carbon building material GGBS (ground granulated blast-furnace slag) cement, has announced a re-brand with the launch of a new logo and tagline.
- 28 days ago 23 Apr 18, 1:02pm -
- Ecological launch range of new airtightness products
Ecological Building Systems have announced the launch of the new pro clima products Tescon Sprimer, Aerosana Viscon and Roflex Solido to the Irish and UK Markets. These new airtightness solutions “expand pro clima’s market leading range of high quality sealing systems for inside and out”.
- 31 days ago 20 Apr 18, 4:41pm -
- Fresh-r wins passive house component award
The Dutch company Fresh-r has won the passive house components award at the 22nd annual Passive House Exhibition in Munich, for its decentralised residential ventilation system. Fresh-r worked together with the Scottish firm Collective Architecture on its submission for the award, which was presented at this year’s international Passive House Conference.
- 31 days ago 20 Apr 18, 4:21pm -
- Concerns raised about ventilation in proposed Part F & L change
Concerns have been raised that proposed changes to Irish building regulations — designed to bring Ireland in line with EU requirements that new homes be ‘nearly zero energy buildings’ (nZEBs) from the end of 2020 — could encourage sub-standard approaches to ventilation and airtightness.
- 31 days ago 20 Apr 18, 12:31pm -
- Green Room 2018 to focus on nZEB and corporate sustainability on 2 May
The Irish Green Building Council'sannual Green Room event takesplace this year on 2 May in the AlexHotel, Dublin, and this year’s conferencefocuses on the imminent arrival of nearlyzero energy building standards, and on therole of 'corporate action in our transition toa low carbon built environment’.
- 31 days ago 20 Apr 18, 12:27pm -
- Disastrous Preston retrofit scheme remains unresolved
A disastrous failed external insulation contract run under a government energy saving scheme has affected up to 390 homes in Preston with water penetration, mould and damp.
- 76 days ago 6 Mar 18, 3:11pm -
- Chair of post-Grenfell fire review “shocked” by construction culture
The engineer tasked by the UK Government with examining building fire safety regulation in England following the Grenfell fire has said she is shocked by construction practices. The industry urgently needs to change its culture, and “clearly identifiable” individuals must take responsibility for what is built, she concludes.
- 30 Jan 18, 11:40am -
- VictorianSASH windows revitalise historic Portsmouth home
A Victorian terraced home inPortsmouth is the latest retrofitproject to feature VictorianSASHtriple glazed timber windows fromEksalta, which resemble traditionalsash windows while deliveringmodern high-performance standardsof insulation and airtightness.
- 30 Jan 18, 11:34am -
- Viessmann boilers keeping visitors warm at revamped Postal Museum
Viessmann boilers have been specified for the revamped Postal Museum, which has recently opened its doors to visitors after a major £26m redevelopment supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
- 30 Jan 18, 11:29am -
- Northern Ireland to get world's first educational ‘passive house premium’ building
Northern Ireland’s South West College has announced that its new Erne Campus in Enniskillen will include the first educational building in the world built to the new passive house premium standard. The campus will be constructed on the site of the former Erne Hospital.
- 29 Jan 18, 2:39pm -
- Brady Energy Consultants now offering passive house guidance
Brady Energy Consultants, the leading Mayo-based providers of energy consulting services, have announced that senior energy consultant Cathal Brady has become a certified passive house consultant, and that the company will add thermal modelling to its range of services in 2018.
- 26 Jan 18, 4:38pm -
- Ecological announce ‘Ecobuild 2 nZEB’ course
Building on the success of its award-winningPassive EcoWall concept and range of lowenergy training courses, Ecological Building Systemshas announced the launch of its new ‘Ecobuild 2nZEB’ one day course. This workshop will providestep-by-step instructions on building a new homewith ecological materials, and using passive houseprinciples, to meet nearly zero energy building(nZE…
- 26 Jan 18, 4:29pm -