International Passive House Days

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The Passive House Days event in Ireland is organised by the Passive House Association of Ireland in association with the Open Doors initiative. An overview of all projects participating in this event can be found online at  The site also has exact viewing dates and times and information on individual projects and contact persons.

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 Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 November 2014. This annual student design competition is a new initiative of PHAI. Winners will demonstrate their projects at the conference on 7 November. We invite teaching staff to lend their support during the charette and to recognise the efforts of students who participate. View flyer with full details.

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 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: