A luxury new development in an exclusive Dublin location will achieve
nearly zero energy building (NZEB) standards with help from Daikin
Altherma air-to-water heat pumps and a highly energy efficient building fabric.
Saint-Gobain Ireland announced that its Build Better Roadshow
would travel to the Clayton Hotel in Galway on 25 June, with trips to
Waterford and Limerick following in October and November. This
follows the success of the first two Build Better Roadshows which took
place in Belfast and Cork during April and May.
A new research project at UCD will aim to uncover key early lessons from the design and operation of nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) in Ireland. The NZEB standard will become mandatory in Ireland for dwellings from November.
Concerns have been raised that proposed changes to Irish building regulations — designed to bring Ireland in line with EU requirements that new homes be ‘nearly zero energy buildings’ (nZEBs) from the end of 2020 — could encourage sub-standard approaches to ventilation and airtightness.