- 100 Irish households sought for indoor air quality study
Researchers from the School of Physics at NUI Galway are seeking to recruit 100 households to measure indoor environmental air quality within Irish homes that have been built to be highly energy efficient, by deploying remote sensors within the homes.
- 42 days ago 9 Jul 19, 9:52am -
- State-of-the-art heating test lab opens at GMIT
An international standard ‘E-Thermal’ environmental test facility designed to assist Irish SMEs in developing new sustainable heating products has formally been opened at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology.
- 43 days ago 8 Jul 19, 9:19pm -
- Wicklow firm makes big noise in soundproofing
An innovative Wicklow company is embracing the circular economy by manufacturing soundproofing boards from recycled materials.
- 43 days ago 8 Jul 19, 9:14pm -
- Daikin heat pumps chosen for major Dublin scheme
A luxury new development in an exclusive Dublin location will achievenearly zero energy building (NZEB) standards with help from DaikinAltherma air-to-water heat pumps and a highly energy efficient building fabric.
- 48 days ago 3 Jul 19, 2:24pm -
- Beam Vacuum & Ventilation awarded three new ISO certs
Beam Vacuum & Ventilation has announced that they have successfully achieved certification against the requirements of ISO 9001 (quality management), ISO 14001 (environmental management), and ISO 45001 (occupational health and safety), while also meeting the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) for contractors’ criteria.
- 48 days ago 3 Jul 19, 2:21pm -
- Sola Energy Solutions set for 50 deep retrofits this year
A 1960s cottage in Tipperary is one of the first projects to be deep retrofitted this year by Sola Energy Solutions under Tipperary Energy Agency’s popular SuperHomes scheme, which aims to make it easy for homeowners to undertake a deep energy upgrade by managing the entire retrofit process.
- 48 days ago 3 Jul 19, 2:15pm -
- Ecological brings Lime Green plasters to Ireland
Ecological Building Systems has announced a new partnership with Lime Green UK, the UK’s leading innovator in the field of lime-based plasters, renders and mortars.
- 48 days ago 3 Jul 19, 2:12pm -
- SMET screed boosts heating at Cork passive house
A liquid screed installed three years ago at a passive house inCork City has been performing superbly, according to itsarchitect, enabling the A1 rated home to be heated quickly andevenly via underfloor heating when required.
- 48 days ago 3 Jul 19, 2:00pm -
- ICF makes it easier to achieve NZEB – Amvic
The inherent properties of the Amvic ICFsystem make it easier for developers tomeet energy efficiency, airtightness, noiseand other regulations, according to thecompany’s Pat Martin.
- 48 days ago 3 Jul 19, 1:56pm -
- Work underway on ‘crowd funded’ passive house
Work is progressing on a house designed by Passive House Plus columnist Mel Reynolds that is expected to be certified to the passive house ‘plus’ standard, and which was financed by Property Bridges, Ireland’s first peer-to-peer lender for development finance.
- 48 days ago 3 Jul 19, 1:52pm -
- Wool insulation purifies indoor air — Sheepwool Insulation
Designers, contractors and self-builders looking to protect indoor air quality should consider wool insulation for its natural ability to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and purify indoor air, according to leading Irish supplier Sheepwool Insulation.
- 49 days ago 2 Jul 19, 1:32pm -
- Tyvek launch new airtightness accessories
Tyvek has launched a brand-new suite of airtightness and building envelope accessories to complement its breather membranes and AirGuard range of air and vapour control membranes.
- 49 days ago 2 Jul 19, 1:27pm -
- MVHR owners sought for air quality study
Green Building Store and PHI Architecture are currently seeking property owners with MVHR systems to take part in air quality research in conjunction with Nottingham University.
- 49 days ago 2 Jul 19, 1:22pm -
- Focus on whole build systems, not products - NBT
As construction delivery chain roles have become more fragmented, a lack of joined up thinking has meant that disparate elements of a project don’t always work effectively as a whole, says Andrew Mitchell, managing director of Natural Building Technologies.
- 49 days ago 2 Jul 19, 1:17pm -
- Monolith ensures traditional finish on new ICF project
When looking at new technologies and projects, developers and self-builders might assume that if you’re building with ‘new’ methods such as ICF, SIPS, timber frame and steel frame that you can’t achieve a traditional facade.
- 49 days ago 2 Jul 19, 1:13pm -
- Kingspan & Nulok launched insulated roof system
Long-term partners Kingspan Insulated Panels andNulok have combined their innovative pitchedslate and tile roofing systems to create a slim, versatilesolution that offers the benefits of insulated panelswith the aesthetic appeal of traditional vernacularroof finishes, all in an easy to install package.
- 49 days ago 2 Jul 19, 1:09pm -
- Researchers develop plant-based foam insulation
Washington State University researchershave developed an environmentallyfriendly, plant-based material that theyclaim works better than polystyrene foam forinsulation.
- 49 days ago 2 Jul 19, 1:02pm -
- Housing ‘race to the bottom’ bad for climate & quality — energy expert
The pressure to build large volumes of additional housing in response to the housing crisis is driven by false logic and risks undermining both the quality of new homes and UK carbon targets, according to Richard Tibenham, lecturer in building physics at the University of Lincoln and director of Greenlite Energy Assessors.
- 57 days ago 24 Jun 19, 3:34pm -
- Saint-Gobain ‘Build Better’ roadshow continues
Saint-Gobain Ireland announced that its Build Better Roadshowwould travel to the Clayton Hotel in Galway on 25 June, with trips toWaterford and Limerick following in October and November. Thisfollows the success of the first two Build Better Roadshows which tookplace in Belfast and Cork during April and May.
- 58 days ago 23 Jun 19, 2:06pm -
- Blind & shutter group calls for Part B changes
The British Blind & Shutter Association (BBSA) has challenged what it described as the defacto banning of shading on tall glass buildings in Part B of the building regulations, and is seeking a judicial review on several points, principally that the regulation is misconceived as it focusses on combustibility rather than flammability
- 60 days ago 21 Jun 19, 3:30pm -