Review of Cork Passive House Briefing

Q&A19 Feb 2015

Over 60 people attended the Passive House briefing event in Cork on Thursday 19th of February.

Marc O’Riain, lecturer and researcher from CIT welcomed the Association to CIT and gave an overview of the work done in Cork Institute of Technology, paying particular attention to low-energy buildings.

Dr Shane Colclough, chairman of the Passive House Association of Ireland, gave a review of the Passive House Association of Ireland, and also the work being done in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown to bed passive house as the standard for new build in the county.

Paul McNally gave an excellent presentation on the construction of the third non-domestic certified passivhaus building in Ireland, a pharmacy which was built in Clonmel and that received its certification two weeks ago.

This was followed by another architect’s perspective on passivhaus, and examples of passive house buildings in Cork. John Morehead gave the presentation that not only covered examples, but also went into a number of specifics involving both climate data and construction details.

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Passive House Briefings – 2015

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 11.46.53Cork Passive House Briefing
Cork Institute of Technology
Thursday, 19 February 2015 « 18.00 – 20.00 « To book see below « Programme detail (pdf)

This briefing will include an overview of a Passive House construction system with a sample wall and window sections on display. Also included will be topics on air and windtightness systems and a review of Passive House examples.

Dundalk Passive House Briefing
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 « 17.30 – 20.00 « To book see below « Programme details (pdf)

This briefing will include the following key topics: A behind the scenes look at building control from Bernadette McArdle, Building Control Officer in Louth County Council, and the benefit of heat pumps and their major advantages in compliance with DEAP and BER assessments.


These are free events, but registration is required. Please use the contact form and include details of which event you will be attending. Also include additional names and e-mails if appropriate.

These events qualify for CPD

PHAI AGM Announcement and Agenda

Irish-Passive-House-Association-Logo-150x150Friday 6th March | 14:00 to 17:00 | Buswells Hotel

  1. Agreement of Agenda
  2. Approval of previous minutes
  3. Financial report
  4. Approval of Financial accounts
  5. Re-Appointment of Auditors
  6. Membership Report
  7. Correspondence
  8. Proposed amendment of articles of association
  9. PHAI Strategic Plan 2015
  10. Regional Conferences, 2015
  11. Design Charette 2015
  12. Election of Committee
  13. Date of next meeting
  14. AOB