PHAI Welcomes New Patron

pat_coxThe Passive House Association of Ireland is delighted to welcome former EU President Pat Cox as Patron of the association.

Having recently built and moved into his own Passive House, his first-hand experience has driven him to become an advocate for the standard.

In his address at the recent See the Light Conference he said:

“The time has come in Ireland for passive house standards to move from the margins to the mainstream, for building policy and its energy efficiency to become more active by becoming more passive.

This is not a call to replace either SEAI’s Dwelling Energy Assessment Procedure (DEAP) or the European Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD). It is rather a proposition to formally recognise the passive house standard as compliant with Part L of the Irish Building Regulations.”

The PHAI is looking forward to working closely with Pat as it pursues it’s mission to promote, educate and facilitate, so as to develop a strong identity, understanding and demand for the Passive House concept.