See the Light 2012

See the Light 2012

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See the Light 2012 hosted by the Passive House Association of Ireland (PHAI), in collaboration with Self Build Ireland and supported by the RIAI and the Passive House Academy takes place on Friday 14 September 2012, at City West, Dublin.


Conference Highlights

The Building Designer’s Dilemma – PHPP or DEAP?

The Passive House Planning Package 2012 has just been released and is used the world over to design the most energy efficient buildings on the planet. DEAP, however, is currently the mandatory modelling software used in Ireland. Listen to three expert presenters review both approaches and learn about a hybrid system that could combine the best of both.

Passive House – A Pathway to Economic Progress

The City of Brussels has mandated the Passive House Standard for all buildings from 2015. As a result of this, 250,000m2 of projects are already complete or underway. Hear at first hand from a Brussels City official how they made this happen, and share in a discussion on how we might achieve this in Ireland.

Improve Career Prospects – Don’t Get Left Behind

Be inspired by the front-runners in the Passive House arena that are seeing growth in their domestic and export business, and see the rich variety of impressive projects recently undertaken by the private and State sector in Ireland. Passive House is open for business.

Passive House +, the new name for Construct Ireland

Be the first in Ireland to learn of the re-branding of the Construct Ireland publication, surely the best indicator of the potential for Passive House in Ireland. The most respected construction related publication in Ireland will announce at the conference it’s faith in Passive House as the best prospect for Ireland.

Check brochure for details of the full conference program and the speaker line-up.

 Plus avail of 2 Conference Specials:

    1. New PHPP version 2012 available for purchase for €95 (Normally €160)

2. €50 free Passive House Academy training voucher for all delegates 


This year marks the 10th anniversary of this annual showcase national conference for the built environment and celebrates the growing interest in the passive house concept. Developed by the Passive House Institute, today the passive house standard is the only international low energy building standard and is recognised world wide as a leading benchmark for building energy performance. It is a construction concept not a brand name, a philosophy for ultra low energy buildings. In fact it is fast becoming the preferred choice in providing high quality, high efficiency, dynamic and cost effective solutions for Irish home owners and businesses.

The day provides a unique meeting place and networking opportunity for the sustainable buildings community and concludes with an optional complimentary visit to the highly acclaimed Self Build & Improve Your Home Show taking place at City West at the same time.

Learn about how the City of Brussels goes Passive in 2015, see the first Passive House schools in Ireland, learn about CIT’s innovative retrofit project, review Ireland’s first Passive social housing scheme, the first certified office from Irish Rail, the nations first nursing home to Passive House standard and several domestic case studies from around the country.

Other contributions will focus on the world’s first Passive House training scheme for contractors, a cutting edge research lab in Belfast and a critical look at Building Regulations in Ireland.


  • 08.30 – 09.30 Registration with Tea and Coffee
  • 09.30 Session One including Welcome and Introduction – Martin Murray, PHAI
  • 11.30 Session Two – Shaping the Built Environment the Passive Way – Chair Jeff Colley, Construct Ireland
  • 14.15 Session Three – The Building Designer’s Dilemma – PHPP or DEAP? -Chair Bernard Gilna RIAI
  • 15.30 Session Four – Passive House Projects – PechaKucha20x20 Case Studies – Chair Paul Dykes
  • 16.45 Reflections, Close and Visit the Self-Build Exhibition

Check brochure for details of the full conference program and the speaker line-up.

Online Booking is now closed.  Registration and payment can be made on Friday – cash only – at the Lakes Suite, City West.

Payments by credit card cannot be processed on the day.  Please contact Paul Dykes on 087 9978723 with any questions.

PHAI Members, RIAI Members:  €95

Early-Bird for non members closes 6th September: €115

Late Fee Non Members: €145

Unwaged and Students: €60

The PHAI recently hosted an event in FAS Finglas, Dublin, to celebrate 10 years of Passive House in Ireland.  Check out this short video clip for highlights of the evening!


Please contact:

Passive House Association of Ireland
087 2860006

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