Stunning Bath home features Urban Front oak doors

A stylish new low energy home within a World Heritage Site on the outskirts of Bath is one of the latest projects to feature an e98 passiv front door from UK manufacturer Urban Front.

Saint-Gobain launches free nZEB training courses

The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of free nZEB modular courses. Starting this July, these innovative nZEB courses will offer those working in construction in Ireland a chance to upskill, free of charge, in an increasingly regulated area of the construction industry.

Passive Sills gets Agrément cert

Passive Sills, the Cork-based manufacturer of insulated window sills, has now received an NSAI Agrément certificate for its passive sills system. The company also told Passive House Plus that it was expecting to get its British Board of Agrément certificate imminently, too.

Landmark West Yorkshire mill rebuilt with Nudura ICF

Corn Mill Farm, a landmark old mill building in West Yorkshire, has undergone an extensive rebuild and renovation using Nudura insulated concrete formwork (ICF) panels to bring it up to modern standards of comfort and energy efficiency, while retaining its original appearance.

New non-domestic Part L will prove a “culture shock” — Net Zero

The new Part L of the building regulations for non-domestic buildings will provide something of a culture shock to the industry, according to Brian Byrne of energy consultancy Net Zero, unless it quickly gets to grip with the new standard.

Hi-therm+ wins Housebuilder building fabric award

Keystone Lintels has won the ‘best building fabric product’ award at the 2018 Housebuilder Product Awards for the company’s Hi-therm+ lintel.

Ground-breaking Glavloc completes latest low energy rapid build

Glavloc has recently completed a 129 square metre three-bedroom house in Carrickmines, Dublin, using the company’s innovative rapid-build construction system, which combines off site manufacturing and on-site assembly

Flynn HRV appoints new design engineer

Leading ventilation experts Flynn Heat Recovery have announced the appointment of John Corroon in a design and technical sales role at the company.

Naas homes feature Daikin Altherma heat pumps

A new housing development in Naas, Co. Kildare is showing the way forward for Irish residential development, with its combination of fabric-first construction and the latest heat pump technology from Daikin.

Diasen thermal lime plaster features on RTE renovation

Ecological Building Systems featured on a recent episode of RTE’s The Great House Revival. The show, which is presented by architect Hugh Wallace, follows homeowners undertaking the arduous task of transforming derelict properties into modern buildings.

Understanding SFP crucial to MVHR choice — CVC Direct

One of the key elements that influences choice of mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) units is specific fan power (SFP), says leading MVHR supplier CVC Direct. The basic principle of the passive house standard is to reduce energy demand, and SFP is a key indicator for measuring the energy efficiency of the MVHR unit. The lower the SFP, the more efficient the system.