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practice news 2011

7th December 2011 - Passive House Association of Ireland meeting
We are members of the Passive House Association of Ireland.
And attended their Extraordinary General Meeting in Dublin.

We are members

At the meeting Zeno brought up the issue of the two tier system the German Institute
have in their registration. There are 'Certified Passive House Designers' and
'Certified Passive House Consultants'.
They all should be 'Certified Passive House Consultants'.
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18th October 2011 - Shortlisted for Award
We are included on the CMG Building & Design Awards 2011 Shortlist for
Architectural Practice of the Year 2011.
We are one of four on the list, only one from Co. Wexford.
This is our second nomination by CMG, see our news page 2010.


13th October - See the Light 2011 - Ireland´s Built Environment Reaching for Zero
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland´s (SEAI)
Renewable Energy Information Office in association with
the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI),
hosted the ninth See the Light Conference.
It was a full day from 8:20am to 4:30pm at UCD School of Architecture, Richview, Dublin.
Opening Session - An Overview of the Sustainability Landscape for Ireland´s Built Environment
Session Two - Sustainable Design and Materials
Session Three - Green Buildings, Green Construction and Green Jobs
Session Four - Sustainable Buildings in Action
Very informative highlighting the ever changing building regulations.

22nd September 2011 ConstructIreland Magazine
Another great Issue of Construct Ireland Issue 8 Vol 5.
A big Passive House issue with 13 new projects and 5 retrofits.
Featuring also our Passive Hemp House on page 69, down load pdf below.

Construct Ireland Sept 2011 »download 580kb«

Our featured project house link   »Passive Hemp House«

August 2011 - 20 years AUTOCAD
In August 1991 Zeno Winkens did his first Autocad drawing, printing
out onto a 8 pen carrusel plotter with single sheet A1 (hand) feed.
Now 20 years on we use full Colour Injet printers that can output to
A1,A2,A3 or A4 at fast speeds.

26th May - 'Kingspan House' seminar
Kingspan House devision put on a free lunch time seminar about
their new ULTIMA Closed Panel Wall and Roof System. They make the
system in three stud sizes. With U-Values of 0.18W/m2k, 0.15W/m2k, 0.12W/m2k.
It's a closed panel factury built system. More cost effective then their TEK system.

11th May - Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
On Wednesday 11th May 2011 Renewable Energy Information Office (SEAI REIO)
is hosting an event dedicated to solar energy as part of the European Solar Days.
This event aims to promote the advantages of harnessing the energy of the sun
and takes place at the EPA Headquarters, Johnstown Castle, Wexford
- home to Ireland's largest solar PV array. It was a 10am to 3pm workshop.

9th May 2011 - Shortlisted for Wexford Green Business Award
"Wexford Business Awards" finalists announced.
We are Shortlisted in the "Wexford Green Business Award" category.
The winner of each category will be announced at
the Blacktie Awards Ceremony taking place in Whites Hotel
Wexford on Friday 17th June.

Wexford Chamber web site

7/8th May 2011 - Simon Open door
A great total of 512 consultations were booked, which is just over the 2009 figure.
Nearly 26,500 Euros was raised for the Simon Communities.
I think my consultations went well and I could give some useful advise.

1st April 2011 - South East Raido
Today Zeno recorded an interview for South East Radio talking about
the Simon Comunity Open door initative.
It was broadcast on Tuesday 5th around 10:45am.

The Energy Show 31st March 2011 - RDS Dublin
Zeno went to the Energy Show RDS. The show was quite informative and well visited.
There was a bit of a positive buzz about, good.


Booking from 1st of March 2011
Zeno Winkens will take part again (4th year running) in the Simon Comunity Open door initative.
Simon Open Door

The RIAI & the Simon Communities of Ireland have again joined forces for the 7th annual
fundraising initiative "Simon Open Door" - whereby participating RIAI Architects around
Ireland will open their offices on Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th of May 2011, to give members of
the public an hour's consultation with an architect in return for a donation to Simon of 50 euro.

1st December 2010 - Shortlisted for Award
Wexford People newspaper coverage of our inclusion on the CMG Building & Design Awards 2010 Shortlist for
Small Architectural Practice of the year 2010.
We are one of five on the list, only one from Co. Wexford.

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