Founded in July 2008 as a ltd company, clíoma house is specialised in intelligent airtightness and effective insulation.
Based on many years experience both in Germany and Ireland the clíoma house
team provides consultancy and fit & supply of airtightness systems and insulation for all your projects, may it be private or commercial, newbuild or retrofit.
clíoma houses´s focus is on state of the art solutions, effectiveness and health. Following this clíoma house sees a building in all its aspects before offering the best suitable solution.
Coillte Panel Products is part of Coillte, the Irish Forestry Company, which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest. Coillte Panel Products is the manufacturer of the renowned Smartply OSB and Medite MDF wood based panels.
Coillte Panel Products OSB and MDF panels are traditionally used in a wide range of structural and non-structural applications. Yet, recognising the challenges of the Energy Performance in Building Directive demands Coillte Panel Products is now developing a specific range of products aimed at providing solutions to meet the increased performance requirements in the building industry.
Coolough Construction Ltd
Coolough Construction Ltd was established in 2002 and consists of highly skilled and qualified tradesmen. Based in the Galway City area, we have completed a vast amount of renovations, new builds and fit outs both in domestic and commercial building. In recent years we have progressed as a company and after extensive training in both Ireland and Germany we focus our expertise in low energy construction. Our ethos is to look after the fabric of the building using the most appropriate materials. We believe a building should perform as good in 50 years as in the first year and by using the right materials in the right places we see this as being very achievable. Along with our sister company -dewpoint.ie- we also deal with condensation and damp issues in premises using low energy and clever ventilation systems when needed.
The Department of Architecture in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is committed to delivering courses that focus on principles of sustainable design and the environmental performance of buildings. CIT offers a wide range of flexible full-time and part-time higher education courses at all levels up to and including PhD for a student population of more than 15,000. CIT has a number of vibrant and successful research, innovation and enterprise support centres which have had many notable achievements, and have been successful in attracting Irish, EU and international funding. Among these are the Rubicon business incubation centre, the New Frontiers enterprise support programme, the NIMBUS research centre and the CIT Extended Campus.
South West College is one of the 6 regionally-based further and higher education colleges in Northern Ireland and is located in four campuses spread across counties Fermanagh and Tyrone. It draws students from a wide catchment which includes counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, and Sligo in Ireland. South West College set up CREST, the Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies which is based in Enniskillen. CREST provides R&D support to SME in relation to developing and adopting new renewable energy and sustainable technologies. It also provides a range of training opportunities, foundation degrees and full degrees relating to renewable energy and sustainable technologies. CREST is playing an important regional role in the progression of the Passive House standard across the island of Ireland acting as a knowledge hub and facilitating training, events, knowledge-sharing and networking relating to Passive House. The CREST Passive Pavilion in Enniskillen has been built to the Passive House standard.
Cummins + Voortman
Cummins + Voortman is a vibrant multi-disciplinary practice focussed mainly around sustainable architecture, sustainable building conservation and sustainable urban design. As an early adopter of building information modelling on all of its projects since its inception (+300 so far), the practice harnesses the optimal performance of automation in its projects allowing for a focussed attention on the creative design process, sustainability of projects and production of error free construction documentation. In all of their domestic, commercial and public projects Cummins & Voortman is pioneering the use of technology to the ultimate benefit of the client by providing a construction project that matches the client brief, within the allocated timeframe and on budget. Intelligent sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
DCS+P was formed in 2002 – from the beginning we wanted to be different and bring together the key professional services necessary to provide a one stop shop approach to building design. We therefore set up as a multi discipline practice, to include Architects, Building and Quantity Surveyors under the one roof. Since then we have added further skills and services in Insurance Loss Assessing and Project Management and an occasional foray into Interior design.
Ecocel was founded in Cork 2010 by John Egan. Ecocel produces cellulose insulation by reusing paper and treating it with inorganic salts added amazingly superior resistance to fire, mould and insects, vermin, and bat friendly.
The result is an actual reduction of greenhouse gases because the material is carbon-negative more carbon is locked away than is released in its manufacture. This puts cellulose insulation at the forefront of environmental materials.therfore carbon negative when installed .The product is multi award winning and Agrément certification cert number 07/0285 by www.nsai.ie and www.seai.ie
Ecocel is also used in acoustic partitions where party walls and sound has an impact. It can be used in rock bars, lecture halls and homes.
It is the only insulation that is reusable beyond the lifespan of a building and has a low carbon footprint. As a result it can act as a carbon sink, and help buildings achieve PASSIV Haus standard .The insulation is pumped into spaces which creates an airtight seal by trained professional installers. There are health benefits associated with using natural products, they help the building breathe and its inhabitants breathe better too.’
Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of airtight and wind-tight building products and natural insulation for nearly a decade, The company has developed a complete range of environmental building solutions to meet the needs of energy efficient, low carbon builders. Ecological Building Systems is about supporting and supplying the market with both the technical know how and quality tried and tested products for the sustainable building industry.
Energy Action has been at the forefront of promoting community-based insulation services and developing initiatives to mitigate fuel poverty in Ireland since 1988. It assists organisations across the country to start up their own local enterprises. It runs training programmes for the long term unemployed. It has developed training standards for the installation of insulation and the delivery of energy advice and it has lobbied Ministers and Departments to initiate grant schemes.
Energyquarter are specialists in video production and promotion, and lead the way in the provision of media services for businesses and organisations across the Energy Sector. With our experience and in-depth knowledge of low energy and Passive House design and construction, Energyquarter boasts an extensive portfolio of high quality, content enriched videos and tutorials.
The Green Build Centre posses the staff and expertise to help you achieve your dream of building your own energy-efficient home. They have already helped thousands of people complete the building of their dream home, from those wishing to build an A-rated home to those clients interested in building a Passive home.
Herz&Lang is an engineering company whose main focus is on energy-efficient construction of both new and old buildings. Their experience is based on a variety of completed passive and energy efficient houses, renovations and construction measurements for quality assurance.
The Irish Green Building Council was launched in 2011 with organisations and businesses from the entire value chain of the built environment. These include Universities, Professional institutes,NGOs local authorities, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Energy companies, leading national and transnational companies. All are united in one common goal to provide leadership to accelerate the rate of change in Ireland to a sustainable built environment.
The Passive House Academy has a dedicated team of six specialist trainers who deliver highly stimulating training. This team is also involved in the design, detailing and official certification of passive house projects, so their teaching is informed by on-the-ground practice. With training headquarters in both Europe and the US, the Academy provides an international aspect to its training.
Jack Coughlan Associates is composed of two interactive disciplines. The first is an architectural practice producing contemporary designs and the second a specialist conservation section. There is a degree of crossover which helps both sections to work together where both disciplines are required. The combination of both roles is becoming the direction in which the practice has been moving, as contemporary interventions based on a full understanding of existing historic buildings and structures can be undertaken with confidence.
Kernohan Distribution is the official distribution partner across Ireland for Brink Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery (MVHR) Systems.
Brink systems are designed to remove stale, humid, foul air from buildings and replace it efficiently and effectively with warm, freshly filtered, clean air – without compromising a building’s airtightness. A self-balancing system, Brink MVHR units eliminate the risks associated over and under-pressurisation and are surprisingly economical to run. All Brink MVHR systems supplied in Ireland are approved Passive House Institute components, making them ideal for installation in passive houses and low energy homes.
Martin Murray Architects operates from three offices in Dublin, Naas and Moate. The practice provides a broad variety of architectural services including, sustainable design, conservation, project management and urban design. The philosophy and operational ethos of the practice is reflected in the maxim ‘Small is Beautiful’.
Munster Joinery brings years of knowledge, craftsmanship and fine materials to the art of building windows and doors of enduring beauty and strength. It is Ireland’s largest window and door company since 1973. Their products are manufactured here in Ireland and their state of the art windows have ground breaking U-values from as low as 0.47W/m²k.
Partel provide passive building supplies and much more. We are located in Galway and have a background in Engineering, Architecture and house building. We have launched a range of natural and ecological insulation, ventilation, and airtightness systems to the Irish market, aimed specifically at the low energy building sector. The company was founded by Hugh Whiriskey in 2011.
Paul McAlister Architects
Paul McAlister Architects offers a unique service to those individuals planning to build their dream home or renovating or extending their existing house. Our design service will ‘future proof’ against changes in energy legislation adding capital value to the home by achieving an ‘A’ rated energy performance. These architect designed homes demonstrate attention to detail ensuring quality in design and specification. The design process is tailored to meet site specific planning conditions with an emphasis on quality design along with energy efficiency. As award winning Architects and Certified Passivhaus Designers we have successfully completed Northern Ireland’s first architect designed Certified Passive House on Crawsfordsburn, Co Down.
Passive House Plus is an innovative new sustainable building magazine published in separate Irish and UK editions. Passive House Plus focuses on ultra low energy building and upgrading, plus other aspects of sustainable building such as renewable energy, green materials, indoor air quality and water conservation. It replaces Construct Ireland, an award winning Irish sustainable building magazine first published in January 2003. Passive House Plus is the winner of the 2012 Business Magazine of the year award at the Irish Magazine Awards.
ProAir Systems is a manufacturer of high quality Heat Recovery Ventilation units (H.R.V.), who also design, supply and install Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems throughout Ireland.
With over 25 years experience in providing cost effective and efficient ventilation systems, we were well placed to move into what has now become a thriving sector. As a manufacturer of these small scale air handlers since early in the nineties ProAir would be classed as a pioneer in this residential Heat Recovery Ventilation market.
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism is a firm of architects and design professionals providing a comprehensive range of design services from our offices in the UK and Ireland and associated offices in Poland, Romania, the Middle East and the USA.
Our focus is to design great buildings and places that enhance the lives of those who use them. Approaching every project with an open and enquiring mind and taking time to understand our clients’ objectives, we work to create appropriate design solutions that are imaginative, intelligent, energy-efficient, cost effective and satisfying.
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, creates and delivers innovative and high-performance solutions to enhance our habitat and our daily life. Saint-Gobain in Ireland is committed to investing in training for the next generation of contractors and professionals, as well as supporting existing professionals looking to upskill. Our two Training Academy facilities offer an array of specialist courses from Dry Lining to Fire Resistance. In Ireland, some of the best known and respected brands in the construction sector are part of the Group, including Gyproc, Isover, Weber, Ecophon, JP Corry, Bassetts, Performance Plastics and PDM. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.
SHS Construction Ltd
SHS Construction Ltd are members of both Homebond and PHAI. They specialise in energy efficient construction, external insulation and solar thermal installations. Their mission is to promote and achieve low running cost homes along with low build costs.
As a leading brand in the external wall insulation and render markets, our systems have set industry benchmarks for innovation, technical design and sustainability.
Sto was the first building products manufacturer to design and produce external wall insulation systems. Still regarded as the industry benchmark over 50 years later, StoTherm Classic has undergone five decades of development and refinement to meet the demands of modern construction and the need to reduce energy consumption around the globe. Maintaining the value of buildings and ensuring their aesthetic appeal poses a constant challenge.
In close cooperation with our market partners, we at Sto develop innovative, functional products and systems for use in creating and shaping building components and surfaces for external and internal use. We also advise our customers on all technical and design matters.
Our mission: Building with conscience.
Our core business focus is on developing systems which actively contribute to the long term environmental benefit of society.
EN ISO 14001:2004 accredited
The first manufacturer to remove VOCs from all water-based coatings long before any regulatory requirement
Our products contain up to 96% recycled materials
Removal of an estimated 150 million tons of CO2 since 1960 through EWI installations
Ulster is a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement. They make a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland and play a key role in attracting inward investment. Their core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.
Viking house is a specialist Passive House Construction and Renewable Energy
Innovation Company, their Passive Houses, Passive Slab foundations and Tri-Solar
Roofs are produced in a purpose built production facility in Co Meath.
Wain Morehead Architects Ltd.
Energy efficient design has always been the cornerstone and overall philosophy of Wain Morehead Architects Ltd and has been implemented throughout our work regardless of building type. Managing Director, John Morehead, reinforced this ethos by his early qualification and accreditation as a Certified European Passivhaus Designer in 2010. WMA were also delighted to have been approved by Easca, the Environmental & Sustainable Construction Association in 2010, acknowledging both our project work and overall philosophy.
WMA completed its first Certified Passive House dwelling in Cork in 2011, and have recently completed a further two Certified Passive Houses, both with A1 ratings.
With three certified Passive House designers, five architects and a technician, WMA’s dynamic, performance driven practice with a diverse and contemporary approach has embraced sustainable design and alternative forms of construction ever since its foundation in 1995. WMA provides expertise in architectural design, conservation, interior design, urban planning & project management, as well as additional services including building physics and analysis, ITC certified thermography, climate data, BER assessment and PSDP. We have gained an enviable reputation for top quality energy efficient design, backed by sound project management techniques ensuring cost effective buildings, timely delivery and to a high quality standard.
Young Design Build provide a full design and build service for a passive house or can be engaged to upgrade a house design with planning permission to Passiv Haus Standards. They also provide a retrofit service to improve the comfort and energy efficiency in existing homes, which includes a Home Energy Assessment, recommendations of best solutions for home upgrade, provision of works to the highest standards and finally BER Certification and Air Tightness Testing.