PHAI

  • 2018 Events Calendar
    Upcoming events across IrelandThe post 2018 Events Calendar appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 4 days ago 19 Feb 18, 12:00pm -
  • Ulster University research says building passive doesn’t cost more
    One of the most common misconceptions against Passive House relates to the alleged additional construction costs.The post Ulster University research says building passive doesn’t cost more appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 9 days ago 14 Feb 18, 1:05pm -
  • Passive House Premium – South West College, Enniskillen
    Developing the first educational non-domestic building to be built according to the Passive House Premium Standard in the world.The post Passive House Premium – South West College, Enniskillen appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 9 days ago 14 Feb 18, 12:39pm -
  • Technical Briefing “Passive House: a responsible way to achieve nZEB”
    Thur 15th February 2018  |  18:30 | CIT Architecture Factory, CorkThe post Technical Briefing “Passive House: a responsible way to achieve nZEB” appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 24 days ago 30 Jan 18, 3:38pm -
  • New web enabled NSAI Approved Thermal Modelling Service
    WMA are delighted to announce their new web enabled NSAI Approved Thermal Modelling ServiceThe post New web enabled NSAI Approved Thermal Modelling Service appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 30 days ago 24 Jan 18, 7:16pm -
  • Introduction to nZEB & How to Comfortably Achieve it
    CPD Half-day training courses | New Dates AddedThe post Introduction to nZEB & How to Comfortably Achieve it appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 31 days ago 23 Jan 18, 12:00pm -
  • PHAI AGM Announcement 2018
    Friday 9th February | 14:00 to 17:00 | Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton StreetThe post PHAI AGM Announcement 2018 appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 37 days ago 17 Jan 18, 11:26am -
  • Architects
    The post Architects appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 72 days ago 13 Dec 17, 5:00pm -
  • Builders & Contractors
    The post Builders & Contractors appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 72 days ago 13 Dec 17, 4:50pm -
  • Gift Membership
    Give the gift of PHAI Membership to a loved one this christmas!The post Gift Membership appeared first on Passive House Association of Ireland.
    - 72 days ago 13 Dec 17, 1:47pm -
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Passive House Plus

  • 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.
    - 24 days ago 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.
    - 24 days ago 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.
    - 24 days ago 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.
    - 25 days ago 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.
    - 28 days ago 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…
    - 28 days ago 26 Jan 18, 4:29pm -
  • Going A1-rated & certified passive lifts build costs by 0.1%
    The extra cost of building to certified passive house levels – while also scoring an A1 BER – is as low as 0.1%, research at Ulster University has shown.
    - 28 days ago 26 Jan 18, 4:25pm -
  • Government announces suite of retrofit grants
    Move comes as failure to tackle carbon emissions sharply criticised
    - 28 days ago 26 Jan 18, 4:15pm -
  • Healthy building focused event comes to London on Valentine’s Day
    Buildings can be conceived and delivered in new ways that enhance the mental and physical health of occupants. That’s the message the Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) will be sharing with delegates at the ASBP’s Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo 2018 on 14 February.
    - 29 days ago 25 Jan 18, 3:41pm -
  • UK & Irish green building associations set to merge
    The Environmental and Sustainable Construction Association (Éasca) is merging with the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB), the two organisations have announced.
    - 29 days ago 25 Jan 18, 3:30pm -
  • New passive secondary school in Sutton gets green light
    A major new £36m secondary school in Sutton, designed by passive architecture specialists Architype, has successfully received planning permission.
    - 29 days ago 25 Jan 18, 3:27pm -
  • ECON Polyurethanes launch new, greener spray-foam insulation
    ECON Polyurethanes have recently launched the new BASF Elastospray LWP (low warming potential) spray-foam insulation system to the UK and Irish markets. According to BASF, Elastospray LWP “combines maximum insulation performance with the best possible environmental protection”.
    - 29 days ago 25 Jan 18, 3:21pm -
  • Keystone launches advanced new Hi-therm+ lintel
    Keystone has announced the launch of a new advanced version of its award winning Hi-therm lintel. Hi-therm has won multiple awards for innovation, and Keystone said that its design has now been upgraded to offer “even greater practicality to builders and to extend its benefits to a wider range of projects”.
    - 29 days ago 25 Jan 18, 3:16pm -
  • Passive House Systems gets first ever NSAI Agrement cert for solar PV
    Leading Cork-based sustainable building product supplier Passive House Systems has just been awarded the first ever NSAI Agrément certificate for a solar PV system.
    - 30 days ago 24 Jan 18, 4:39pm -
  • Ancon to launch new products at Ecobuild 2018
    Ancon will be launching its latest fixing innovations at Ecobuild between 6 and 8 March at the London ExCel centre, at stand number C62.
    - 30 days ago 24 Jan 18, 4:27pm -
  • Amvic Ireland ICF gets updated Agrément cert
    Amvic Ireland has announced that the NSAI Agrémentcertificate for the company’s insulated concreteformwork (ICF) system has been updated to include its newAmvic 300 polystyrene block. Amvic Ireland is a leading Irishsupplier of ICF systems for low energy and passive buildings.
    - 30 days ago 24 Jan 18, 4:18pm -
  • Smart buildings & cities the focus of Light + Building 2018
    Light + Building, the world’s leading trade fair for lightingand building services technology, takes place this yearfrom 18 to 23 March in the Messe Frankfurt exhibitioncentre, Germany. More than 2,600 will present their latestinnovations at the fair, and over 200,000 visitors are expectedto attend — with almost half expected to come from outsideGermany.
    - 30 days ago 24 Jan 18, 3:56pm -
  • Analysis: 12,000+ homes built in 2017 – as energy standards marginally fall
    In excess of 12,000 homes may have been built in Ireland last year, new analysis by Passive House Plus has revealed – with a marginal decline in energy performance evident as housing activity increases.
    - 30 days ago 24 Jan 18, 3:39pm -
  • Secrecy of fire tests undermines public safety, Grenfell Enquiry hears
    The commercial secrecy surrounding the fire-testing of construction materials undermines fire protection by potentially obscuring serious concerns, a major alliance of fire bodies has told the public enquiry into the Grenfell disaster.
    - 98 days ago 17 Nov 17, 1:10pm -
  • Garway community centre set to meet passive house standard
    The rural Herefordshire village of Garway is busy planning for a sustainable future with construction of a new community centre to the passive house standard.
    - 10 Nov 17, 4:38pm -

Energy Sources

  • Cost Savings with Energy Efficiency
    If there’s one thing guaranteed to motivate us to be energy efficient, it’s seeing our bills getting smaller – so what are the real savings we can expect to make?...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
  • Eco Friendly Insulation Materials
    Everyone knows how important it is to have good insulation if you want to save energy; today’s eco friendly materials mean you can – without costing the earth!...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
  • Five 'Must-Have' Devices Guaranteed to Help Save Energy
    We all like a good gadget - and here are five of the best that are guaranteed to help just about everyone save energy....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
  • Five Steps to a Low Energy Christmas
    Having a low energy Christmas calls for careful preparation; here’s our five step plan to help you have a great time, without sending the meter spinning like a top....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
  • General Energy Saving Tips
    Energy saving is something everyone can do, but when whole communities get involved, the benefits can be enormous; with the right approach there are plenty of savings…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
  • Insulating Water Pipes and Tanks
    There are few quicker or simpler steps you can take to start saving energy than insulating your tanks and water pipes – and the pay-back is surprisingly quick....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
  • Low Carbon Buildings Programme
    Going carbon neutral certainly doesn’t come cheap, but through the Low Carbon Buildings Programme, householders can apply for a grant to cover a big part of the costs…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
  • Saving Energy in the Garden
    There’s nowhere near the scope to cut energy usage in the garden as there is in the rest of the home, but there are still ways to make some savings....-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
  • Understanding Energy Rating Labels
    Energy rating labels give you vital information about a product’s performance and efficiency; if you understand the label, making the right choice could hardly be…...-- Delivered by Feed43 service
    - 4 days ago 20 Feb 18, 3:55am -
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