Company Members

clíoma house

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.

Coolough Construction Ltdcoolough-const

Coolough Construction Ltd was established in 2002 and consists of highly skilled and qualified tradesmen. Based in the Galway City area, we have completed a vast amount of renovations, new builds and fit outs both in domestic and commercial building. In recent years we have progressed as a company and after extensive training in both Ireland and Germany we focus our expertise in low energy construction. Our ethos is to look after the fabric of the building using the most appropriate materials. We believe a building should perform as good in 50 years as in the first year and by using the right materials in the right places we see this as being very achievable. Along with our sister company we also deal with condensation and damp issues in premises using low energy and clever ventilation systems when needed.

Cork Institute of TechnologyCIT

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.


DCS+P was formed in 2002 – from the beginning we wanted to be different and bring together the key professional services necessary to provide a one stop shop approach to building design. We therefore set up as a multi discipline practice, to include Architects, Building and Quantity Surveyors under the one roof. Since then we have added further skills and services in Insurance Loss Assessing and Project Management and an occasional foray into Interior design.


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

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.

Energy Action Ltd

Energy Action has been at the forefront of promoting community-based insulation services and developing initiatives to mitigate fuel poverty in Ireland since 1988. It assists organisations across the country to start up their own local enterprises. It runs training programmes for the long term unemployed. It has developed training standards for the installation of insulation and the delivery of energy advice and it has lobbied Ministers and Departments to initiate grant schemes.


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.

 Green-Build-LogoGreen Build Centre

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.

Irish Green Building CouncilIGBC-logo-175px

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.

Irish Passive House Academypassive-house-academy-logo

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.

Jack Coughlan AssociatesJCA-LOGO

Jack Coughlan Associates is composed of two interactive disciplines. The first is an architectural practice producing contemporary designs and the second a specialist conservation section. There is a degree of crossover which helps both sections to work together where both disciplines are required. The combination of both roles is becoming the direction in which the practice has been moving, as contemporary interventions based on a full understanding of existing historic buildings and structures can be undertaken with confidence.

Josko windows & doors Ltd.

Josko windows & doors was founded by Johann Scheuringer sen. in 1960. Already in 1970, the company began to specialise in windows and doors. Until today, Josko is one of the leading owner-managed companies in the region and one of the largest employers in the district.

Josko products are manufactured at the two plants in Kopfing and Andorf in the Upper Austrian Inn Quarter Area. Today, Josko’s core business is the manufacturing and marketing of windows and doors made of wood, wood/aluminium, composite/aluminium, uPVC and uPVC/aluminium in the high-end quality segment. The complete Josko product range matches in terms of design, symmetry, colours and materials, which allows the customers to harmoniously combine windows, interior doors and front doors. This applies also to the new natural wood floors from Josko. This is Josko’s unique Smart Mix philosophy.

Josko´s product range is sold exclusively by selected partners in many countries: Austria, Bavaria, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Czech Repuplic, Slovakia, Hungary, Netherlands, Romania, Ireland, UK, Luxembourg, Spain, Switzerland and in the USA. The network consists of 150 partners and 65 showrooms. Josko has already been awarded with a total of four Red Dot design awards (two in 2009, one in 2012 and 2015).

Kernohan DistributionKernohan Brink logo

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.

Martin Murray Architects

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’.

 MBC Project

MBC Project was established in 2007 with the mission of bringing modern building technology to Ireland. One of the first promoters of External Wall Insulation as the most effective way to achieving energy efficient buildings, MBC Project is a leading supplier of sustainable building materials, providing highest quality products and reliable customer service for the construction industry across UK & Ireland.

As the official representative of some of the largest and most respected manufacturers in Europe, MBC Project offer a large range of products for Passive building, including NSAI certified External Wall Insulation Systems and a full range of Passive Standard Windows & Doors in PVC, Timber Alu-Clad and Aluminium, delivering the most technologically advanced solutions to the Irish market.

MBC Project work closely with architects and contractors, offering in-depth technical support as well as trainings & presentations (incl. CPD) aiming to share knowledge which will benefit both the client and the environment.


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.


Partel provide passive building supplies and much more. We are located in Galway and have a background in Engineering, Architecture and house building. We have launched a range of natural and ecological insulation, ventilation, and airtightness systems to the Irish market, aimed specifically at the low energy building sector. The company was founded by Hugh Whiriskey in 2011.

Paul McAlister Architectsenergyconsultantssquare

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 Magazinepassive house plus

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.

Reddy Architecture + UrbanismReddy Architecture + Urbanism

Reddy Architecture + Urbanism is a firm of architects and design professionals providing a comprehensive range of design services from our offices in the UK and Ireland and associated offices in Poland, Romania, the Middle East and the USA.

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, energy-efficient, cost effective and satisfying.

RMS Constructions

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.


Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction market, creates and delivers innovative and high-performance solutions to enhance our habitat and our daily life. Saint-Gobain in Ireland is committed to investing in training for the next generation of contractors and professionals, as well as supporting existing professionals looking to upskill. Our two Training Academy facilities offer an array of specialist courses from Dry Lining to Fire Resistance. In Ireland, some of the best known and respected brands in the construction sector are part of the Group, including Gyproc, Isover, Weber, Ecophon, JP Corry, Bassetts, Performance Plastics and PDM. Together they offer a range of high performance energy-saving products and solutions to help create a more sustainable built environment.

SHS Construction Ltd

SHS Construction Ltd are members of both Homebond and PHAI. They specialise in energy efficient construction, external insulation and solar thermal installations.  Their mission is to promote and achieve low running cost homes along with low build costs.


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.

Sto Ltd

As a leading brand in the external wall insulation and render markets, our systems have set industry benchmarks for innovation, technical design and sustainability.

Sto was the first building products manufacturer to design and produce external wall insulation systems. Still regarded as the industry benchmark over 50 years later, StoTherm Classic has undergone five decades of development and refinement to meet the demands of modern construction and the need to reduce energy consumption around the globe. Maintaining the value of buildings and ensuring their aesthetic appeal poses a constant challenge.
In close cooperation with our market partners, we at Sto develop innovative, functional products and systems for use in creating and shaping building components and surfaces for external and internal use. We also advise our customers on all technical and design matters.

Our mission: Building with conscience.

Sustainability Credentials
Our core business focus is on developing systems which actively contribute to the long term environmental benefit of society.

EN ISO 14001:2004 accredited

The first manufacturer to remove VOCs from all water-based coatings long before any regulatory requirement
Our products contain up to 96% recycled materials
Removal of an estimated 150 million tons of CO2 since 1960 through EWI installations

University of Ulster

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.


Viking Projects

Viking house is a specialist Passive House Construction and Renewable Energy
Innovation Company, their Passive Houses, Passive Slab foundations and Tri-Solar
Roofs are produced in a purpose built production facility in Co Meath.


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

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.