The Passive House Association of Ireland (PHAI) is delighted to announce our new patron membership scheme and welcome our first eight Patron Members: Kingspan Insulation, Ecological Building Systems, Cygnum, Passive House Academy, MEDITE SMARTPLY, J & N Windows Ltd, Nilan & Quinn Building Products.
Patron membership has been initiated in order to provide a vital hub for key players leading the rollout of the Passive House standard in Ireland. It has been developed to provide a forum for coordination of key PHAI activities including research, lobbying, promotion and education related to the Passive House principles in Ireland.
Patron members of the PHAI, will be able to avail of benefits which include:
- They will play a key part, inputting to the strategic direction of the PHAI and therefore the rollout of the Passive House standard in Ireland.
- As members of our strategy working group they will be networking with fellow key industry players deciding how best to influence policy makers, developers, clients and other key players.
- They will be able to avail of specific marketing initiatives and have their logo featured on PHAI homepage with a link to their company website
Kingspan Insulation strive to be at the forefront of innovation and to continuously improve their products energy efficiency performance. As the first patron member to join the PHAI, they have the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded people and organisations whose focus is on efficient and environmentally friendly ideas and buildings.
The Passive House standard places a significant focus on performance of the building fabric, backed up by scientific principles and the PHAI are looking forward to working with Kingspan Insulation to promote and increase awareness of the opportunities and benefits of low energy design.
Ecological Building Systems
As one of our original founding members, the PHAI appreciates the ongoing support of Ecological Building Systems and are delighted that they have become patron members.
Over the past 16 years the company has developed their insulation and airtightness product range and back this up with excellent technical support and in-house training. Their technical expertise and leading range of ecological products provide the highest specifications for diffusion open, healthy, low energy sustainable buildings.
Established in 1997, Cygnum Timber Frame is one of the largest suppliers of timber frame in Ireland and the UK. From in-house design, to production and installation, Cygnum has developed and retained an exceptional level of Passive House expertise
They have successfully designed and installed many award winning Passive House buildings and were one of the first companies in both Ireland and the UK to develop a building system certified by the Passivhaus institute in Germany.
We at the Passive House Academy have been leading the way in Passive House (Passivhaus) training, development, certification and consultancy for over 15 years. PHA is proud to be one of the leading training providers globally in Passive House (Passivhaus), offering a wide range of internationally accredited Passive House Courses on both sides of the Atlantic. Our team of highly experienced educators has been delivering informed and stimulating training since 2002 to audiences around the world who want to get to grips with the most challenging of energy efficiency standards.
The Passive House Academy is accredited by the German Passivhaus Institut as a Passive House Certification body, and provides services to clients delivering a broad variety of projects across the world. We also provide a range of consulting services to private, corporate and Government Clients who are seeking to achieve Passive House (Passivhaus) status for their projects or products.
MEDITE SMARTPLY is the market leading manufacturer of FSC Certified, sustainable timber construction panels and is a founding member of the PHAI. The award winning brands MEDITE and SMARTPLY are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer led innovation and industry leading customer service.
This innovation has been demonstrated perfectly in the development of MEDITE VENT, a structural breathable sheathing panel and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV, the world’s first airtight OSB panel, as certified by the Passivhaus Institute (PHI). In association with a suite of PHI certified timber building systems, this product range sets the standards in low energy and Passivhaus construction and addresses challenges in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and climate change.
J & N Windows Ltd is a family run business located in Enniskillen and Galway City. Our business is built on the supply of high quality products, first class installation and an excellent after sales service. With over 30 years’ experience in the window industry we can help you make informed decisions on the products which best suits your needs.
The core of our business is the supply and installation of Internorm windows and doors. Having sold over 21 million units to date, Internorm is Europe’s largest windows brand and the world’s leader in Passivhaus window design, showcasing some of the latest innovations, achieving the highest performance criteria’s available.
The Internorm product range includes uPVC, timber aluclad and uPVC aluclad passive certified windows and doors. An extensive range of Lift and slide doors is also available.
With a highly experienced team of fitters we endeavour to complete all projects to a standard which exceeds the expectation of our customers and which compliments the high quality of the products we supply.
Nilan develops and manufactures premium-quality, energy-saving ventilation and heat pump solutions that are beneficial to the environment and provide a healthy indoor climate and low-level energy consumption. Since the company was founded in Denmark in 1974, Nilan’s activities are now represented across Europe and continue to expand. Their Passive House certified Compact_P has won 3 international awards from Solar Decathlon (the Olympics of Low Energy builds). Nilan Ireland was created as a direct result of development of Low-energy and passive house designed buildings in Ireland. Their expertise already established in building services/supply and design incorporating renewable technologies. Nilan Ireland have already supplied and designed a number of systems to certified passive house design.
Examples can be found on www.nilanireland.ie
Quinn Building Products
Quinn Building Products is one of Ireland’s leading manufacturers of a diverse range of premium building materials. The company is now at the forefront of providing pioneering, cost-effective, sustainable construction solutions designed to meet the needs of any construction project.
Product lines include:
- Market leading aircrete thermal blocks
- High performance PIR and EPS insulation
- Hollow-core precast flooring and stair systems
- High quality bagged and bulk cement
- A range of related aggregate building products.
Manufacturing and service excellence coupled with a passion for quality is at the core of the business and its aim is to provide an unrivalled technical support to architects, designers, engineers, contractors and building owners.