'Achieving NZEB' event in Cork this Thursday

'Achieving NZEB' event in Cork this Thursday

Achieving NZEB, a one-day event that aims to make it easy for the building industry to understand how to achieve nearly zero energy building (NZEB) standards, will take place this Thursday, 30 May in Youghal, County Cork.

The event is organised by Passive Sills, the local manufacturer of thermally efficient sills and mouldings, and takes place adjacent to the company’s factory in the Foxhole Industrial Estate. 

Among the 20 trade stands, seven different manufacturers of NZEB-compliant building systems will be in attendance on the day, including timber frame manufacturer Cygnum, light gauge steel frame builder Framespace, insulated concrete formwork supplier Amvic Ireland, as well as Quinn Building Supplies with their super insulated masonry (Sims) system. 

Among the speakers on the day, Joseph Little of DIT will speak on how design professionals can upskill for NZEB, Raymond O’Reilly of Quinn will speak about achieving rapid-build NZEB and passive house standards using single leaf masonry, Joe Fitzgerald of Ecological Building Systems will talk about airtightness and active moisture management using intelligent vapour checks, and David Murray of Medite Smartly will present on achieving NZEB and zero carbon standards using Irish wood products. 

Meanwhile, Dr Marc O’Riain of the Department of Architecture at CIT, where he was part of the team that delivered Ireland’s first NZEB retrofit, will also speak at the event, as will leading passive house architect John Morehead, who will talk about overheating. Passive Sills will also be launching their new insulated door threshold on the day.

Achieving NZEB is entirely free to attend, but places must be booked in advance via www.achievingnzeb.com. Attendance is worth 7.5 CPD points, and attendees will be able to pick up their certificates on the day.

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