Passive House & the RIAI Climate Challenge

Recorded on the 7th December, 2022 as part of the Passive House Association of Ireland’s Autumn CPD Series. This CPD webinar focuses on how passive house can deliver on the climate challenge & RIAI actions & responsibilities for helping industry deliver on climate challenge.

Speakers: Tim Martell & Helena McElmeel

Tim is an AECB Expert Advisor and an expert in CO2 calculations for buildings. He qualified as a Passivhaus Designer in 2012 and worked on new build, retrofit, domestic and commercial PHPP models. For several years he contributed data for the AECB Retrofit course. Later he also qualified as a Retrofit Coordinator and coordinated 90 retrofits in London. Four years ago he started developing the AECB’s PHribbon software, combining his experience in PHPP with earlier work in research and as a programmer. Tim saw a great need for Embodied CO2 calculations that could be easily done in PHPP. He has continuously improved the software ever since, given many talks on it, and there are now Canadian and US versions.

Helena is a registered architect and principal of Helena McElmeel Architects based in Galway. She is an experienced Certified Passive House Designer and PHAI Board Member, with an MSc Architecture in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies. Helena is an member of the RIAI Sustainability Taskforce – which published the RIAI Climate Challenge in 2021.