2013 practice news
practice news 2014
29th November to the 13th of December - KOMZET Training Germany
Two week intensive training program in Germany by KOMZET.
Training provided by experts in the field of sustainable construction.
Training was a mixture of lectures, practical skills and site visits.
The following subjects were covered:
* Timber construction systems, common methods and standards
* Air tightness, theory and practical demonstration and blower door testing
* Timber and earth construction methods
* Timber Product quality
* Building Physics and biology, thermal bridges & condensation
* Heating and Ventilation Systems
* Design principles
* Insulation Materials
Theoretical knowledge was mixed with practical demonstrations to enhance learning experience.
Visits and exposure to the entire sustainable building construction chain is used to
back up the theoretical knowledge.
7th November 2014 - See the Light 2014 conference will be held in UCD
The Passive House Association of Ireland announce that the See the Light 2014
conference will be held in UCD.
The theme for this year's conference is 2030: Achieving Intelligent Energy Balance.
Zeno spoke in the morning session about a few of his Passive houses.
"Passive Houses Can be Green, Lean and Potentially Mainstream - Residential Case Studies"
12th September 2014 - Citywest Conference Centre
Zeno attended the day is packed with 6 in no 45 minute seminars delivered by leading construction
industry experts. Environmentally friendly and sustainable building practices and materials.
Features live demonstrations and workshops. Next to the Selfbuild show.
25th June 2014 - Waterford WIT - Session 1: Energy Compliance
Understanding Your Responsibilities in Design and Construction
Central to Certification for domestic projects will be compliance with
the Building Regulations, the core of which are those that pertain to
energy efficiency. This workshop will elaborate on key aspects of compliance
with 'Part L' and 'Part F' and will give designers, contractors and
self-builders a jargon-free and practical insight into what's involved.
Presented by the Passive House Academy based in Wicklow. Zeno Attended.
17th June 2014 - RIAI CPD Seminar on Heath & Safety DublinThe RIAI and Safety By Design present "Safety by Design",an intensive
half-day safety course designed by architects for architects.
The purpose of the course is to provide Architects with a working knowledge
of health and safety and the role of the designer under the construction regulations.
30th May 2014 - 2014 Wexford Business Awards Shortlist AnnouncedWe are Shortlisted in the "Wexford Green Business Award" category.
Now in their sixth year, and a highly respected accolade for businesses
in the county, the Wexford Business Awards has distinguished itself
through a robust and fair judging process, with a large panel of
judges hailing from academia, industry leaders, government bodies,
CEOs and senior directors.
10th and 11th May 2014