2014 Design Charette

As part of the See the Light 2014 conferencePHAI is preparing and involving students in a design charette, to be held on Thursday 6 November 2014, the day before the conference. This annual student design competition is a new initiative of PHAI. Winners will demonstrate their projects at the conference on the following day. We invite teaching staff to lend their support during the one-day charette and to recognise the efforts of students who participate.

We invite you to join us, to galvanise your staff, to organise students into groups of four, and to learn about low energy and passive house design in a fun and constructive manner, as well as to join us at the conference the following day.

The design projects should demonstrate:

  • key design decisions, especially during the initial phases
  • a multidisciplinary effort
  • site considerations in terms of public and private space
  • the density of use and density of planning
  • a variety of housing units
  • key checking technologies (thermal bridge analysis, sun path, buildability of the scheme, etc.)

This video introduces the design charette:

See the Light 2014

The Passive House Association of Ireland are delighted to announce that the See the Light 2014 conference will be held in UCD on 7 November 2014.

The theme for this year’s conference is 2030: Achieving Intelligent Energy Balance. There will be two extra events this year: a Design Charette on Thursday 6 November and visits to examples of Passive Houses and NZEB properties on Saturday 8 November in conjunction with the Passive House/NZEB Open Days.

This video introduces the conference:

Call for Papers: The International Passive House Conference

2015-passive-house-conference-2Forum for future-proof construction solutions on 17 and 18 April 2015 in Leipzig

Press Release. 1 August 2014. Darmstadt, Germany. Experts on energy efficient building and retrofitting can now submit their abstracts for the 19th International Passive House Conference. The deadline runs until 1 October, after which the best projects and solutions will be chosen for presentation on 17 and 18 April 2015 in Leipzig, Germany. The conference will place a special focus on cost-effectiveness and developments in high performance Passive House building components. Detailed information and all necessary submission documents can be found at: www.passivehouseconference.org / Press Release

Passive House Briefing Waterford Institute of Technology

Passive_House_Briefings_WITThursday 18th Sept 2014
Registration Commences at 17:30
Auditorium, Waterford Institute of Technology
Main Campus, Cork Road, Waterford

The programme (see full programme in PDF) includes:

•  The Building Envelope and Avoidance of Thermal Bridging
•  Achieving Air Tightness Successfully
•  Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems
•  and a case study on a new passive house dwelling

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings – Open Doors Ireland – Seeks Exhibitors

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NZEB – Open Doors Ireland is seeking exhibitors for the 7-9 Nov 2014 event.

If you are building or have designed or live or work in a low energy building, Energy Action Limited would be delighted if you would consider participating in the second Irish Nearly Zero Energy Buildings – Open Doors event.

During the weekend of the 7th – 9th November 2014, owners of low energy houses and public/ commercial buildings around the country will open their doors for this event. We hope to attract many visitors interested in either building a low energy project or upgrading their house or work environment to a nearly zero energy standard. Last year, over 800 people visited more than 60 houses and public buildings during the NZEB Open Doors weekend.

So, if you would like to participate by opening your doors and inspiring others, please contact: Michael Hanratty, info@nzeb-opendoors.ie, phone: 01 4548300, www.nzeb-opendoors.ie

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