Four forward-thinking organisations who are leading the delivery of Passive House in Ireland have helped to establish the Passive House Association of Ireland, and have signed up as Founder Members to show their support:
Coillte Panel Products is part of Coillte, the Irish Forestry Company, which owns over 442,000 hectares of FSC® certified forest. Coillte Panel Products is the manufacturer of the renowned Smartply OSB and Medite MDF wood based panels.
Coillte Panel Products 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 Coillte Panel Products is now developing a specific range of products aimed at providing solutions to meet the increased performance requirements in the building industry.
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’.
Munster Joinery is amongst the largest manufacturers of energy efficient windows and doors in Europe. Founded in 1973, Munster Joinery has grown year on year with the continuous development of new products, materials and processes. The company has a 910,000sq ft. production facility in Ireland and another 230,000sq ft. at Wellesbourne in Warwickshire. All of Munster Joinery products are designed, developed and manufactured in their own facility.
Munster Joinery have focused on developing energy efficient products and green and sustainable operations. All of the products are designed for optimal thermal performance with u-values as low as 0.47 w/m2k. Several of their window systems are now Passive House certified.
The production facility gets much of its day-to-day power needs from 2 on site wind turbines with an output of 4.2megawatts. They have a CHP plant with an output of 12MW thermal and 2.8MW electrical which is fuelled by timber off cuts and sawdust from the joinery process.
A Munster Joinery customer gets the satisfaction of having an energy efficient product from an environmentally aware source together with a efficient service.
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.