German-Irish chamber host timely Dublin passive house conference
With Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown making passive house or equivalent energy efficiency standards mandatory for all new builds in a historic vote, the German-Irish Chamber of Industry & Commerce’s Passive House and Energy Efficiency Conference and trade mission is expected to be more relevant than ever.
The conference takes place on Tuesday, 12 April in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire. This event will bring together German and Irish expertise in the area of energy efficient buildings and passive house solutions, and will feature expert talks as well as interactive presentations by visiting German companies.
Confirmed speakers so far include Amina Lang of the International Passive House Association, who will explain why the 25 years worth of built and monitored evidence of the passive house standard makes it an ideal foundation for the nearly zero energy building target, and Merten Welsch, an architect with the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development.
Irish expert speakers include Joseph Little of the School of Architecture at DIT and Frank Cooney of Cooney Architects and the RIAI Sustainability Task Force, who will both talk about the potential for retrofitting Ireland’s existing building stock. Passive House Plus editor Jeff Colley will talk about Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown’s decision to make passive house mandatory, and what it will mean for Ireland.
Meanwhile German companies will travel to Irish workplaces in the three days following the conference, from 13 to 15 April, and are available for private meetings with Irish companies to discuss business opportunities.
For further information, see www.german-irish.ie.