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Passive House / NZEB Open Day 13th-15th November

Once again many people around the country will be opening their doors to visitors to showcase their project. Many low energy & Passive Houses will be on show. If you have not been to one, go! It is a great … Continue reading

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Self Build Magazine

Our building project has been featured in Self Build magazine, Winter issue. Thanks to Astrid for the article and to Dermot Byrne for taking some great pictures. http://selfbuild.ie/featured/east-side-story/

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Summer 2015

Well it’s definately the end of the summer. Mid September and you can smell the aroma of fires at night time as it gets cooler. No need for a fire to be lit here as yet but the end of … Continue reading

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Temperature Profile 2014

See temperatures for 2014.      

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Temperature Profile 2013

Since the end of January 2013, we have been keeping a record of the internal & external temperatures. The thermometer keeps a record of the daily minimum & maximum temperatures and has a wireless sensor that is mounted outside in … Continue reading

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Heat Recovery System

There are a few fundamentals to a Passive House; high levels of insulation, building design & orientation, air tightness and a good heat recovery system. The heat recovery system is required to bring in fresh air to the house & … Continue reading

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Summer 2012

Well the summer is over and we can report on the operation of our house over the period. Temperature wise, the house did get up to 26 deg when outside was warm and sun was shining. We do have alot … Continue reading

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Energy Use – May

The leaves are growing on the trees and the sun is sitting higher in the sky so we should no longer overheat. It did reach 22 deg one sunny day recently but very comfortable. We did also have the stove … Continue reading

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March 29th – Solar Report

Sorry not been posting recently, but we have been a bit busy and we do not yet have a phone line in the house. Tomorrow that will change hopefully. Eircom expected to put line in (just as they go into … Continue reading

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Week 12

Well we are so close now! The lads from Flaherty & Goaley are finished now, they completed the woodwork internally and have completed the canopy / entrance ramp outside the front door. They also installed worktop , sinks & cabinets … Continue reading

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