Aereco develops innovative ventilation solutions for residential, educational and commercial buildings. Aereco offers several lines of products that can be implemented in various systems, from heat recovery ventilation to demand control ventilation (DCV). All our residential products are Passive Haus certified and SAP App Q listed.
Aereco ventilation systems fully meet the current building challenges with regard to energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
Our experienced and fully qualified design team offer a fully Part F compliant design service, with on-site support and training, from installation right through to commissioning. With our unique Air Quality Standard we will support you and your team in achieving the standards required.
BPC Ventilation are leading designers and distributors of passive house approved heat recovery systems and various ducting options.
Our technical experts and dedicated design team can provide a quiet and efficient system with a bespoke layout from your plans or drawings including air flow rates and technical guides.
BPC supplies passive house approved units from Airflow, Komfovent, Salda, and Zender plus stock 1000s of products including ducting, accessories, fixings, and fittings.
We can deliver products on their own with technical support or provide a full installation service through our large network of locally trained installers to any location, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales team that can help with any query.
Founded in July 2008 as a ltd company, clíoma house is specialised in intelligent airtightness and effective insulation.
Based on many years experience both in Germany and Ireland the clíoma house
team provides consultancy and fit & supply of airtightness systems and insulation for all your projects, may it be private or commercial, newbuild or retrofit.
clíoma houses´s focus is on state of the art solutions, effectiveness and health. Following this clíoma house sees a building in all its aspects before offering the best suitable solution.
The Department of Architecture in Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is committed to delivering courses that focus on principles of sustainable design and the environmental performance of buildings. CIT offers a wide range of flexible full-time and part-time higher education courses at all levels up to and including PhD for a student population of more than 15,000. CIT has a number of vibrant and successful research, innovation and enterprise support centres which have had many notable achievements, and have been successful in attracting Irish, EU and international funding. Among these are the Rubicon business incubation centre, the New Frontiers enterprise support programme, the NIMBUS research centre and the CIT Extended Campus.
South West College is one of the 6 regionally-based further and higher education colleges in Northern Ireland and is located in four campuses spread across counties Fermanagh and Tyrone. It draws students from a wide catchment which includes counties Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim, Monaghan, and Sligo in Ireland. South West College set up CREST, the Centre for Renewable Energy and Sustainable Technologies which is based in Enniskillen. CREST provides R&D support to SME in relation to developing and adopting new renewable energy and sustainable technologies. It also provides a range of training opportunities, foundation degrees and full degrees relating to renewable energy and sustainable technologies. CREST is playing an important regional role in the progression of the Passive House standard across the island of Ireland acting as a knowledge hub and facilitating training, events, knowledge-sharing and networking relating to Passive House. The CREST Passive Pavilion in Enniskillen has been built to the Passive House standard.
Cummins + Voortman
Cummins + Voortman is a vibrant multi-disciplinary practice focussed mainly around sustainable architecture, sustainable building conservation and sustainable urban design. As an early adopter of building information modelling on all of its projects since its inception (+300 so far), the practice harnesses the optimal performance of automation in its projects allowing for a focussed attention on the creative design process, sustainability of projects and production of error free construction documentation. In all of their domestic, commercial and public projects Cummins & Voortman is pioneering the use of technology to the ultimate benefit of the client by providing a construction project that matches the client brief, within the allocated timeframe and on budget. Intelligent sustainability is at the heart of everything we do.
Ecocel the first Irish Cellulose Insulation to be awarded the Guaranteed Irish Logo. Irelands warmest, safest, natural fibre insulation made in Ireland.
Guaranteed Irish is a business membership organisation which represents over 300 home-grown and international businesses investing in Ireland. October is Guaranteed Irish Pharma Month. The company is attending the Architects Show Friday October 6th/7th 2017.
Ecocel has been in operation for 7 years since January 2010 Sustainable manufacturing plays a big role in what we do. We are committed to a code of best practice in all aspects of our business, including our relationship with, and effect on the environment and the communities that we help save energy with our cellulose fibre insulation. We believe it is our responsibility to be constantly monitoring our business methods to make sure that our environmental impact is as low as possible.
Ecocel is involved in many innovative partnerships including one with Cóillte creating a Timber Frame Passive Wall achieving U-value 0.13 and model will be on display at the Architects Show.
This is an Irish made and certified simple passive wall which allows the building to breath therefore creating a healthy indoor air quality in our damp Irish climate.
This wall has a very low Embodied Energy as raw materials locally sourced.
At the SEAI Retrofit conference earlier this year both the English and German head of there Green Building Councils streesed the importance of Low Embodied Energy when choosing building materials i.e. not enough to build Passive with High Embodied Energy Insulations, we need to be looking at Natural Low Embodied Energy insulations like Cellulose.
Ecocel is the only Irish made cellulose Irish made product. Ecocel is also used in acoustic partitions where party walls and sound has an impact. It can be used in rock bars, lecture halls and homes.
It is the only insulation that is reusable beyond the lifespan of a building and has a low carbon footprint. As a result it can act as a carbon sink, and help buildings achieve PASSIV Haus standard the insulation is pumped into spaces which creates an airtight seal by trained professional installers. There are health benefits associated with using natural products, they help the building breathe and its inhabitants breathe better too.’ In terms of nature conservation it is the only suitable product if you have bats, a protected species in your attic or property.
Our product is good for everyone the home or property owner, the environment, community and staff working with it.
Getting the Irish Construction Sector to recognise the benefits of the product is the only insulation that is reusable beyond the lifespan of a building and has a low carbon footprint. As a result it can act as a carbon sink, and help buildings achieve PASSIV Hauls standard .T There are health benefits associated with using natural products, they help the building breathe and its inhabitants breathe better too.’ In terms of nature conservation it is the only suitable product if you have bats, a protected species in your attic or property. Sustainability is key in construction and we need to education all supply chains to consider the environment in all purchasing decisions.
Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of airtight and wind-tight building products and natural insulation for nearly a decade, The company has developed a complete range of environmental building solutions to meet the needs of energy efficient, low carbon builders. Ecological Building Systems is about supporting and supplying the market with both the technical know how and quality tried and tested products for the sustainable building industry.
Energyquarter are specialists in video production and promotion, and lead the way in the provision of media services for businesses and organisations across the Energy Sector. With our experience and in-depth knowledge of low energy and Passive House design and construction, Energyquarter boasts an extensive portfolio of high quality, content enriched videos and tutorials.
The Green Build Centre posses the staff and expertise to help you achieve your dream of building your own energy-efficient home. They have already helped thousands of people complete the building of their dream home, from those wishing to build an A-rated home to those clients interested in building a Passive home.
The Irish Green Building Council was launched in 2011 with organisations and businesses from the entire value chain of the built environment. These include Universities, Professional institutes,NGOs local authorities, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Energy companies, leading national and transnational companies. All are united in one common goal to provide leadership to accelerate the rate of change in Ireland to a sustainable built environment.
The Passive House Academy has a dedicated team of six specialist trainers who deliver highly stimulating training. This team is also involved in the design, detailing and official certification of passive house projects, so their teaching is informed by on-the-ground practice. With training headquarters in both Europe and the US, the Academy provides an international aspect to its training.
Kernohan Distribution is the official distribution partner across Ireland for Brink Mechanical Ventilation & Heat Recovery (MVHR) Systems.
Brink systems are designed to remove stale, humid, foul air from buildings and replace it efficiently and effectively with warm, freshly filtered, clean air – without compromising a building’s airtightness. A self-balancing system, Brink MVHR units eliminate the risks associated over and under-pressurisation and are surprisingly economical to run. All Brink MVHR systems supplied in Ireland are approved Passive House Institute components, making them ideal for installation in passive houses and low energy homes.
KORE is an award-winning manufacturer of high-quality expanded polystyrene products and provider of energy efficiency services for the construction industry.
Working across both the new build and retrofit markets, KORE holds a strong commitment to climate action, and the Climate Action Plan 2019 with use of our uniquely resource-efficient insulation material, our innovation within the insulation industry, alongside our role of retrofit facilitators where we aim to become market leaders. Choosing KORE EPS Insulation can assist in reducing carbon footprint and embodied carbon while utilising and EPD backed product.
Martin Murray Architects operates from three offices in Dublin, Naas and Moate. The practice provides a broad variety of architectural services including, sustainable design, conservation, project management and urban design. The philosophy and operational ethos of the practice is reflected in the maxim ‘Small is Beautiful’.
MEDITE SMARTPLY is part of Coillte, the Irish Forestry Company, which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest. MEDITE SMARTPLY is the manufacturer of the renowned SMARTPLY OSB and MEDITE MDF wood based panels.
MEDITE SMARTPLY OSB and MDF panels are traditionally used in a wide range of structural and non-structural applications. Yet, recognising the challenges of the Energy Performance in Building Directive demands MEDITE SMARTPLY has developed a specific range of products aimed at providing solutions to meet the increased performance requirements in the building industry.
Moffitt & Robinson Construction Ltd
Specialising in Low energy / Passive Standard Buildings. Designed and built Northern Ireland’s 1st Certified Passive House. Built and consulted on Northern Ireland’s 1st Certified Passive Commercial Building. One of the Directors is a Passive House Consultant. All direct employed staff are Certified Passive Tradesmen. Designed a timber frame which is a Certified Passive House Component, the only one in Northern Ireland, the result of 7 years research and development.
We are continuing with our research and development to ensure we give the highest quality product and service to our customers.
Paul McAlister Architects
Paul McAlister Architects offers a unique service to those individuals planning to build their dream home or renovating or extending their existing house. Our design service will ‘future proof’ against changes in energy legislation adding capital value to the home by achieving an ‘A’ rated energy performance. These architect designed homes demonstrate attention to detail ensuring quality in design and specification. The design process is tailored to meet site specific planning conditions with an emphasis on quality design along with energy efficiency. As award winning Architects and Certified Passivhaus Designers we have successfully completed Northern Ireland’s first architect designed Certified Passive House on Crawsfordsburn, Co Down.
Passive House Plus is an innovative new sustainable building magazine published in separate Irish and UK editions. Passive House Plus focuses on ultra low energy building and upgrading, plus other aspects of sustainable building such as renewable energy, green materials, indoor air quality and water conservation. It replaces Construct Ireland, an award winning Irish sustainable building magazine first published in January 2003. Passive House Plus is the winner of the 2012 Business Magazine of the year award at the Irish Magazine Awards.
Passive Building Structures
PBS operate throughout the UK & Ireland with the purpose of ensuring our buildings perform as intended with an intention to reduce heat loss. Our system consists of an insulated raft foundation, I.C.F walls and our rapid roof panel system – all of which provide inherent insulation and air tightness with minimal thermal bridging. Our craft is centred around a fabric first approach, high functioning materials which work cohesively to ensure you lower your heating demand.
With over 25 years’ experience, ProAir is Ireland’s only manufacturer and industry leading specialist of Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems.
We design, supply and install Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems throughout Ireland. We provide an end-to-end service to ensure your home will be healthy, comfortable and energy efficient.
Our customer focused service enables us to provide the very best solution for your home, whether you are building, renovating or extending. Our experienced design team provides bespoke solutions for each and every customer.
Highly skilled and nZEB qualified technicians install in compliance with the most up to date regulations and certification is received upon completion. Our Customer Care department will look after you for years to come.
In 2016 we were delighted to achieve the prestigious mark of Passivhaus Certification and in 2018, we proudly saw the 5000th HRV system leave our headquarters in Galway.
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism
Reddy Architecture + Urbanism is a diverse firm of award winning international architects and design professionals providing comprehensive services from our offices in Ireland and the UK.
Our focus is to design great buildings and places that enhance the lives of those who use them. Approaching every project with an open and enquiring mind and taking time to understand our clients’ objectives, we work to create appropriate design solutions that are imaginative, intelligent, cost effective and satisfying.
RMS Constructions was founded by Ryan McSherry Ryan has 13 years experience in the building sector and is a qualified carpenter. Ryan recently achieved qualifications as a Passive House Tradesperson after many years of assisting homeowners to incorporate new technologies in to their builds.
RMS constructions have a small team and work with trusted subcontractors on larger builds. With our expertise in Passive House building and skilled labourers, we are with you every step of the way to ensure you receive so much more than ever imagined.
We believe in tailored service; there’s no ‘one size fits all’ here. Whether you are a homeowner or property developer, we understand how to help you achieve your vision.
Although you can tailor our services to suit your needs, all of our projects are delivered with the same high level of care, service and attention to detail. We pride ourselves on offering the same attentive service for individual homes and large developments. As such, we are proud to have built strong and long lasting relationships with homeowners and developers alike.
Rothoblaas is the all-round solution provider for the timber professional.
Developing most of its very own products, from the concept to the solution up until their market launch, technicians and product experts work on the design of all fastenings, waterproofing, airtightness, and fall protection systems to be able to offer comprehensive solutions in the broad spectrum of building materials.
Rothoblaas’ role is to develop and offer solutions to improve timber structures, by researching and developing technical products aimed at quality-of-life improvement and environmental sustainability. Rothoblaas’ offer includes personalized support to find solutions which are perfectly suited to the customer’s requirements.
Rothoblaas has over 30 years of operations and counts on over 14 distribution centers worldwide. It is currently represented in 37 countries and two specially dedicated representatives in Ireland.
Since 1985, Senator Windows has continued to innovate, introducing many ‘firsts’ including safety glass, K-Glass and self-cleaning glass. Ongoing development also won Senator recognition from the major standards bodies, including Irish Agrément Certification, the Q-Mark, PAS 24 Security Certification, the CE Safety Mark and ISO 9001 as well as ‘A’ ratings for energy performance.
In 2019 Senator Windows launched an all new website – senatorwindows.ie – including styles, specifications, advice and a virtual showroom. That same year, a purpose-built showroom was opened adjacent to the manufacturing facility in Wexford’s Seaview Industrial Estate. The facility employs 80 people and supports a network of Senator dealers across Ireland.
In 2020 Senator introduced its uPVC Passive & High Performance Window range (EnergyPlus90), one of the few window products certified by Germany’s Passive House Institute as suitable for the Irish climate. At Senator, quality and style have always gone hand-in-hand, with a range of colours, finishes and designs to suit retrofits, renovations and new builds. As a member of The Gowan Group, Senator has the resources and the vision to continue its tradition of leadership and innovation in the window market.
Scandinavian Homes Ltd.
Scandinavian Homes is a timber frame passive house manufacturer which has been operating from Galway since 1991. Houses are built using the best materials and the most up to date Swedish technologies. With simplicity and lifespan as one of our core values our passive houses will continue to use minimal energy for their lifespan of well over 100 years.
Each customer designs their own home with our passive house certified architect before production starts in our factory in Sweden. Houses are offered as almost turn key or as waterproof semi-completed houses with a supply of materials to finish.
With 15 years’ experience of building passive houses, we are confident that our homes will continue to give our customers a healthy, sustainable and comfortable living environment.
SIGA is leading in the development, production and distribution of products free from residential toxins for the air and windtight building envelopes with the goal to build a world of zero energy loss buildings. SIGA-sealed buildings are characterized by low heating and ventilation costs, higher standard of comfort without drafts and protection from mould. Know-how, quality, innovation and the consistent striving for sustainability are some of the recipes for the success of the family business. Personal customer contact with building and construction professionals is ensured in over 30 countries around the world by 200 field staff belonging to the company. Thus, the building and construction professional is comprehensively counselled, trained and supported in his company, on site or in the SIGA academy in the head office in Ruswil Switzerland.
Stephen Carr Architects
Stephen Carr Architects (formerly Design Unlimited) established in Wexford in 1989 and is now one of the best known and most progressive architectural firms in the south east. We have built a reputation for delivering quality architecture combined with reliable service.
Stephen Carr Architects is a design led firm, driven by the pursuit of quality and the belief that architecture has a major role to play in the quality of our lives. The firm’s growth and reputation has been backed by satisfied repeat clients, well designed buildings, and a core team of creative and talented people.
Tubridy Engineering is a multi-disciplinary Design and Engineering Consultancy based in West Clare. We have over 15 years leadership, management and engineering experience in design, construction, fabrication, and specialised services in the residential, commercial, and natural resources industries.
Services include: Passive House Design, Non-Domestic BER Assessments, Fire Safety Certificates, Disabled Access Certificates & Consulting Engineering Support.
Ulster is a university with a national and international reputation for excellence, innovation and regional engagement. They make a major contribution to the economic, social and cultural development of Northern Ireland and play a key role in attracting inward investment. Their core business activities are teaching and learning, widening access to education, research and innovation and technology and knowledge transfer.
VentHeat – The distribution partner for J. Pichler GmbH. Supplying “Made in Austria” Passive House Institute Certified PKOM4 Compact Heat Pumps which provide Ventilation, Heating, Cooling and Hot Water plus PHI Certified Centralised and Decentralised Mechanical Heat Recovery Ventilation Systems for both residential and commercial projects in a range of capacities from 30-5500m3/hr.
At the 2016 Passive House Institute Component Award J. Pichler GmbH won 1st prize with the building-centralised ventilation solution with the LG 1000 Heat Recovery Ventilation unit and VAV system. The centralised device allows good accessibility for maintenance work, and the installation is simplified due to ready-made component solutions such as the VAV box which is a combined sound absorber, volume flow controller and distributor box.
The centralised ventilation unit LG 1000 is installed on the attic floor outside of the thermal envelope of the building, in a vibration-free manner. The riser ducts are housed in the stairwell.
In the corridor area, the key component for distributing air in the apartments is the combined volume flow controller/sound absorber unit (compact VAV box with electric control and integrated inspection cover), which is designed as a central distributor unit for connecting the supply air and extract air ducts.
Wain Morehead Architects Ltd.
Energy efficient design has always been the cornerstone and overall philosophy of Wain Morehead Architects Ltd and has been implemented throughout our work regardless of building type. Managing Director, John Morehead, reinforced this ethos by his early qualification and accreditation as a Certified European Passivhaus Designer in 2010. WMA were also delighted to have been approved by Easca, the Environmental & Sustainable Construction Association in 2010, acknowledging both our project work and overall philosophy.
WMA completed its first Certified Passive House dwelling in Cork in 2011, and have recently completed a further two Certified Passive Houses, both with A1 ratings.
With three certified Passive House designers, five architects and a technician, WMA’s dynamic, performance driven practice with a diverse and contemporary approach has embraced sustainable design and alternative forms of construction ever since its foundation in 1995. WMA provides expertise in architectural design, conservation, interior design, urban planning & project management, as well as additional services including building physics and analysis, ITC certified thermography, climate data, BER assessment and PSDP. We have gained an enviable reputation for top quality energy efficient design, backed by sound project management techniques ensuring cost effective buildings, timely delivery and to a high quality standard.
Young Design Build provide a full design and build service for a passive house or can be engaged to upgrade a house design with planning permission to Passiv Haus Standards. They also provide a retrofit service to improve the comfort and energy efficiency in existing homes, which includes a Home Energy Assessment, recommendations of best solutions for home upgrade, provision of works to the highest standards and finally BER Certification and Air Tightness Testing.