Ireland

Simply walking into other people's homes? That is exactly what everyone can do during the International Passive House Open Days. Residents of Passive House buildings will open their doors to visitors during this annual open days event. They invite them to experience the high levels of comfort and energy efficiency for themselves.   Feel the Passive House! This year the International Passive House Open Days will take place from 9th to 11th November.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2018
Type: Event

Unfortunately, it is true - not all renovation works are of the quality we hope and pray for, and there’s a good reason for that – in general, professionals rarely have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to deliver a quality renovation project: one that not only saves energy, but increases your comfort, ensures good air quality, benefits your health and productivity, and in the end - makes you happy and satisfied, being confident your money’s well spent.  
Post date: 26 Oct 2018
Type: News

The new training programmes on deep energy retrofit developed by the Horizon 2020 project Fit-to-NZEB are uploaded and ready for use by any interested training institution.   This is the major outcome of the first year of the promising EU-financed project demonstration ambition to change the landscape in the vocational training and educational system as related to energy efficiency in the building sector in 7 focus countries – Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Greece, Ireland, Italy and Romania, and even beyond.
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
Type: News

The aim of this report is to present the results of the first part of the ECCoPro consultation process: October 2017 to January 2018. The first part of the report describes how a framework for holistic energy efficiency training of building professionals could operate. The second part presents an attempt to define key energy efficiency skills for each group of building professionals.
Post date: 15 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

New technological methods for increasing quality and quantity of recovered construction & demolition waste, promoting the consideration of end-of-life management of buildings and building components at their design stage, and enhancing awareness of the impact construction materials and debris have on health and the environment, will be presented during the final conference of HISER.
Post date: 12 Oct 2018
Type: News

The primary intent of this research project is to review the current state of knowledge and risks relating to the deep energy renovation of traditional buildings, which have different hygroscopic and thermal behaviors to buildings of modern construction, and which represent approximately 16% of the total housing stock in Ireland. One of the key characteristics of traditional buildings is that they are constructed of solid masonry walls that are ‘breathable’, i.e. the building fabric allows moisture to be absorbed and released cyclically.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
Type: Publication

The EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING, which promotes knowledge exchange and interaction in the field of energy-efficient building renovation, is conducting a survey on barriers for energy refurbishments to seek out answers and recommendations for the stagnant renovation rate in Europe. Based on the survey’s evaluation, STUNNING will provide insights on the processes that need to take place for the alleviation of the most common obstacles and market failures.
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
Type: News

CREATE consortium would like to share with you the fifth project newsletter, aiming to provide you with the latest news and information about the project progress. What is the CREATE project?
Post date: 8 Aug 2018
Type: News

SEAI is Ireland's national sustainable energy authority; SEAI helps homes, businesses, communities, and industry to be more energy efficient. Also, supports the development of clean energy technologies that cause less harm to the environment. SEAI provides high-quality analysis and policy advice on a range of energy and climate issues at national and European level. This report brings together research findings and knowledge gathered by SEAI over the last six years on how to best stimulate home energy efficiency upgrades.
Post date: 19 Jul 2018
Type: Publication

A seminar for businesses in Northern Ireland on clean energy was held in the city of Derry  
Post date: 11 Jul 2018
Type: News