Dublin City Council’s draft city development plan is coming to the end of its public consultation. The deadline for submissions is strictly Friday 11 December at 4:30pm. The draft plan includes a “passive house or equivalent” requirement for all new buildings, and we would encourage PHAI members to make even brief supportive submissions – even if it’s just a one-liner commending the council for their passive house proposal.
You can easily make a submission online by clicking here
The specific wording on passive house is as follows:
CCO11: All new buildings will be required to meet the passive house standard or equivalent. In this case ‘equivalent’ means where there is robust evidence to support a buildings efficacy (with particular regard to indoor air quality, energy performance, and prevention of surface/interstitial condensation).
The only exceptions shall be buildings specifically exempted from BER ratings by the SEAI.
That’s on page 20 of the draft plan.