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Few architects are tasked with knocking their old family home, but for John Morehead, once this difficult decision was made, it was a chance to create a future-proofed new passive house that embraces its stunning natural surroundings and exhibits remarkable attention to detail ..read more
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Bungalow Bills
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1M ago
What does it feel like to suffer the cold, mould and discomfort of a 1960s bungalow, and experience its rebirth as a passive house? The owner of one award-winning project spills the beans. Additional reporting by Jeff Colley ..read more
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Group of Irish house builders turn to passive house
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1M ago
A number of Ireland’s largest house builders are turning to the passive house standard, to meet the need for proven approaches to delivering high performance sustainable buildings ..read more
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New scheme offers up to €75,000 retrofit loans at low cost
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1M ago
Irish homeowners can now borrow €5,000 to €75,000 at significantly lower interest rates to retrofit their homes, thanks to a new €500m government-backed scheme ..read more
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Embodied carbon & zero emission targets adopted in new EPBD
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1M ago
All new homes in Europe must meet binding embodied carbon reduction targets and produce zero on site emissions by 2030, due to changes led by Irish Green Party MEP Ciarán Cuffe ..read more
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Big picture - Triana House boutique hotel
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1M ago
The first passive house certified hotel in Seville’s historic centre defies the challenges posed by its hot climate, small size, and preservation requirements, showcasing innovative strategies to mitigate heat and maximize energy efficiency. by Juan Manuel Castaño and María Vico, Castaño & Asociados Passivhaus ..read more
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Buy, hold or sell
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1M ago
Recent analysis has suggested a slowdown in the property sector for 2024, but what impact might a drop in inflation have? Mel Reynolds runs the numbers ..read more
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Banking on sustainability
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2M ago
Last year Irish banking behemoth AIB launched discounted development finance for homes certified to the Irish Green Building Council’s rating system, the Home Performance Index. But what was behind the move, how is it being received and does this indicate the finance industry is getting serious about green homes? Additional words by Jeff Colley ..read more
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Bonny in Clyde
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3M ago
How do you solve a problem like decarbonising social housing, and do so rapidly, en masse, in a manner that lifts vulnerable people out of fuel poverty while delivering warm, healthy homes? River Clyde Homes may be about to pull off the seemingly impossible ..read more
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Unilin appoints new general manager for the UK and Ireland
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3M ago
Aidan Doyle has joined insulation manufacturer, Unilin Insulation, as General Manager for both the Ireland and UK businesses ..read more
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