Simon McGuinness

Simon McGuinness

Simon McGuinness is a Certified Passive House Design consultant and architect. He lectures in building retrofit technology and sustainability at the Dublin School of Architecture, Bolton Street, Dublin where he leads the applied technology modules in the MSc Program in Energy Retrofit. He has over 25 years experience in retrofit technologies in Ireland and abroad and has worked on a wide range of project types and contract sizes including extensive conservation experience. 

How to prepare to deliver nearly zero energy buildings

In the second instalment of this column, architect and DIT lecturer Simon McGuinness outlines the key priorities for the industry to learn in order to deliver successful ultra low energy buildings in 2017 and beyond.

How to prevent condensation & mould

In this first instalment of his brand new ‘Help Desk’ feature, architect and passive house designer Simon McGuinness of Dublin Institute of Technology invites questions on all aspects of passive house, retrofit and low energy building.

Airtightness - the sleeping giant of energy efficiency

A building’s airtightness test result isn’t just an indicator of its energy efficiency – it’s an unambiguous indicator of build quality. With a little care in design and on site, airtightness targets that may seem impossibly tough are anything but, argues leading architect and certified passive house designer Simon McGuinness.

Ballymun Sip build

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Sustainable architect Simon McGuinness describes a project in Dublin which is set to surpass the onerous standard using structural insulated panels.

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