Why join as Patron Member?

Passive House Association of Ireland Patron membership has been developed to finance and support important research work. The Passive House Association of Ireland wants to undertake lobbying, education and promotion of the Passivhaus standard and Passivhaus principles in new build and retrofit developments, both residential and non-residential. It relies on a committee of experts to develop consensus-based programmes and papers.

PHAI Patron Members will:

  • be invited to join our Technical working groups and other committees thus influencing policy- makers, developers, clients and other key players
  • be able to attend exclusive meetings to develop strategies and proceedings
  • have logo and name associated and displayed on all relevant Passive House Association of Ireland research material published on our website
  • be able to use the Passive House Association of Ireland logo on marketing materials
  • help to promote the Passivhaus standard in Ireland

Patron Member Benefits

  • automatically all the benefits of standard membership of the Passive House Association of Ireland & the International Passivhaus Association, iPHA
  • free ½ page editorial per year in Passive House Plus magazine
  • opportunity to promote at PHAI briefings which take place throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland
  • early access to Passive House Association of Ireland research and other outputs
  • network with leading Passivhaus experts, practitioners and academics
Turnover Patron Membership Fee
Up to €1m €2,500
€1m – €50m €4,000
€50m – €500m €6,500
€500m + €9,500
Public Sector Organizations Fees as above based on turnover of relevant department
Academic Institutions Fees as above based on turnover of relevant department



Kingspan-Logo-2Kingspan Insulation

Kingspan Insulation is a market leading manufacturer of premium and high performance rigid insulation products and insulated systems for building fabric and building services applications.

Kingspan Insulation has a vast product range including optimum performance OPTIM-R vacuum insulation, premium performance rigid Kooltherm® insulation; high performance rigid Therma® insulation; and high performance rigid extruded polystyrene insulation. The extensive range of products is suitable for a variety of applications.



ecological-logoEcological Building Systems

Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of airtight and windtight building products and natural insulations 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.

They support and supply the Irish and UK market with both the technical know how and quality tried and tested products for the sustainable building industry.



pha-logoPassive House Academy

We at the Passive House Academy have been leading the way in Passive House (Passivhaus) training, development, certification and consultancy for over 15 years. PHA is proud to be one of the leading training providers globally in Passive House (Passivhaus), offering a wide range of internationally accredited Passive House Courses on both sides of the Atlantic. Our team of highly experienced educators has been delivering informed and stimulating training since 2002 to audiences around the world who want to get to grips with the most challenging of energy efficiency standards.

The Passive House Academy is accredited by the German Passivhaus Institut as a Passive House Certification body, and provides services to clients delivering a broad variety of projects across the world. We also provide a range of consulting services to private, corporate and Government Clients who are seeking to achieve Passive House (Passivhaus) status for their projects or products.




MEDITE SMARTPLY is the market leading manufacturer of FSC Certified, sustainable timber construction panels and is a founding member of the PHAI. The award winning brands MEDITE and SMARTPLY are renowned for delivering the highest quality products, customer led innovation and industry leading customer service.

This innovation has been demonstrated perfectly in the development of MEDITE VENT, a structural breathable sheathing panel and SMARTPLY PROPASSIV, the world’s first airtight OSB panel, as certified by the Passivhaus Institute (PHI). In association with a suite of PHI certified timber building systems, this product range sets the standards in low energy and Passivhaus construction and addresses challenges in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and climate change.



phai-logoJ&N Windows

J & N Windows Ltd is a family run business located in Enniskillen and Galway City. Our business is built on the supply of high quality products, first class installation and an excellent after sales service. With over 30 years’ experience in the window industry we can help you make informed decisions on the products which best suits your needs.

The core of our business is the supply and installation of Internorm windows and doors. Having sold over 21 million units to date, Internorm is Europe’s largest windows brand and the world’s leader in Passivhaus window design, showcasing some of the latest innovations, achieving the highest performance criteria’s available.

The Internorm product range includes uPVC, timber aluclad and uPVC aluclad passive certified windows and doors. An extensive range of Lift and slide doors is also available.
With a highly experienced team of fitters we endeavour to complete all projects to a standard which exceeds the expectation of our customers and which compliments the high quality of the products we supply.




Nilan develops and manufactures premium-quality, energy-saving ventilation and heat pump solutions that are beneficial to the environment and provide a healthy indoor climate and low-level energy consumption. Since the company was founded in Denmark in 1974, Nilan’s activities are now represented across Europe and continue to expand. Their Passive House certified Compact_P has won 3 international awards from Solar Decathlon (the Olympics of Low Energy builds). Nilan Ireland was created as a direct result of development of Low-energy and passive house designed buildings in Ireland. Their expertise already established in building services/supply and design incorporating renewable technologies. Nilan Ireland have already supplied and designed a number of systems to certified passive house design.

Examples can be found on www.nilanireland.ie


Quinn_BuildingProducts_Quinn Building Products

Quinn Building Products is one of Ireland’s leading manufacturers of a diverse range of premium building materials. The company is now at the forefront of providing pioneering, cost-effective, sustainable construction solutions designed to meet the needs of any construction project.
Product lines include:

  • Market leading aircrete thermal blocks
  • High performance PIR and EPS insulation
  • Hollow-core precast flooring and stair systems
  • High quality bagged and bulk cement
  • A range of related aggregate building products.

Manufacturing and service excellence coupled with a passion for quality is at the core of the business and its aim is to provide an unrivalled technical support to architects, designers, engineers, contractors and building owners.




Gapogroup is an Multi Award Winning company that produces eco friendly insulation solutions. Following intense research into the performance gap between the ‘as specified’ and ‘as installed’ performance of insulation, Gapogroup launched Gapotape. Gapotape is a revolutionary new product that has been specifically designed to eliminate the performance gap and form a thermal seal around the edges of rigid insulation panels in floors, roofs and walls. In 2015 Gapotape won the ‘Best Innovation Insulation’ award at the prestigious Built Awards. In 2016 they won the ‘Best Interior Product’ award at the RIAI Architects Choice Award.
BBA testing has proven that with the use of Gapotape, rigid insulation’s ‘as-installed’ performance can be up to 5 times better as it will constantly move/expand to fill any space around the board. No other products on the market are capable of this.


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