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 Nov 6th and visits to examples of Passive Houses and NZEB properties on Sat 8th Nov in conjunction with the Passive House/NZEB Open Days.

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: / 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

Call for Academic Papers for See the Light 2014

The Passive House Association of Ireland is delighted to announce a call for academic papers related to Passive Houses. The papers can range from technical analysis, e.g. on hygrothermal analysis, the application of solar thermal in conjunction with the passivhaus standard, etc., and also dissemination of successful passivhaus projects. In addition, papers are especially welcome on the conference theme of:

2030: Achieving Intelligent Energy Balance.
Read more on the See the Light 2014 Conference website.


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,, phone: 01 4548300,

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