See the Light 2013 Conference

From Policies to Jobs

Prof Wolfgang Feist

The PHAI are delighted to welcome Prof Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute, as keynote speaker at this year’s annual Irish Passive House Conference, “See The Light”, held on Friday 25 October 2013 at DIT (Dublin Institute of Technology) – Bolton Street.  

Prof Feist is leading Passive House (PH) research in Innsbruck University and rarely visits Ireland to meet with the PH community here.

Don’t miss this opportunity!



Contact / Questions

Review and Photos from the day

Presentations (pdfs)

Register and Book Tickets – Closed

Ticket Prices

  • PHAI and RIAI Members: €95
  • Early bird for non-members: €115 (extended to 21 October after which €145)
  • Unwaged and (non DIT) Students:  €60
  • DIT Staff (with meal) €70
  • DIT Staff (without meal) €50
  • DIT Students €10

Map and Parking

See this map for A) Parnell Parking, King’s Inn Street and the short walk to B) DIT, Bolton Street.

Note that parking is €2 per hour and €6 max for the day, subject to getting the ticket validated at DIT Bolton Street.



Speaker Biographies



Poster: Click for large view

08.15  Registration / coffee

09.00  Introduction (Martin Murray, PHAI Chairman and Martin Murray Architects, Orna Hanly and Cormac Allen, DIT)

09.15  Passive House Generates Exports and Jobs (Paul Butler, Enterprise Ireland)

09.40  Mind the Performance Gap (Mark Siddall, Principal of LEAP, Low Energy Architectural Practice)

10.05  PechaKucha: 5 x 7 min Presentations on Projects

Chair Martin Murray

10.45  Questions & Answers

11.00  Coffee and Tour of Trade Exhibition

11.30  Parallel Sessions (All sessions will run to similar timetables which will allow delegates to move between presentations. All sessions will have individual Q&A at end):

1. Academic/Research

Chair Shane ColcloughEnergy Expertise

2. Low Energy Houses – Frequently Asked Questions!

Chair Archie O’Donnell

3. Post Occupancy Evaluation

Chair John Morehead

13.00  Lunch / Exhibition

13.35  Lunch Time Presentation: Passive Passion (21 min. documentary shown at the Architecture and Design Film Festival New York 2011)

14.00  Review Summary Presentations of Parallel Sessions by Chairpersons (John Morehead, Wain Morehead Architects; Archie O’Donnell, Integrated Energy; Shane Colclough, University of Ulster)

14.15  What Now for the Construction Industry (Pat Barry, Irish Green Building Council and Mel O’Reilly, MDY Construction)

Kirsty Maguire Architect Ltd – Click for larger view

14.40  Featured Projects:

15.15  Questions & Answers

15.25  Coffee

15.40  Plenary Session: (Chairperson: Frank McDonald)

15.45  Keynote Talk: Prof Wolfgang Feist, International Passive House Association

16.15  Distinguished Guest Commentaries (Pat Cox and Prof Brian Norton)

16.30  Panel discussion: ‘Politics, Policy and Progress’ (Wolfgang Feist, Pat Cox and Prof Brian Norton)

16.55  Closing Remarks (Martin Murray, PHAI Chairman)

17.00  Drinks Reception and  a ‘Passive Gathering’