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Whitestown, Drinagh
Wexford, Ireland
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practice news 2012

12th December 2012 - Milestone
We have designed Irelands first 'Certified Passive House' with BER Rating of 'A1',
and 9th dwelling with a 'A1' BER.
It enjoys great views from the south and west facing terrace.

Link to low energy house Co.Wexford

*Click for more photos*

10th November 2012 - Presentation
I presented a free seminar titled
'Natural Building Materials in Architecture'
At the Sustainable Building & Retrofit Show.
I was pleased with the nearly 'Full House'

28th September 2012 National Ploughing Championships
Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland had a free Advice Centre
for the duration. 18 architects from all over Ireland will do 3hr shifts.
I'll wast there there Thr. 27th 2012 from 9am to 12 noon.
See bottom of list:
RIAI coverage

14 September 2012 - See the Light 2012
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 took place at City West, Dublin. It was an informative day.


29th June 2012 - 2012 Wexford Business Awards
We were Shortlisted in the "Wexford Green Business Award" category.
The winners was announced at the Blacktie Awards Ceremony in
Whites Hotel Wexford. Unfortunately not us.
Wexford People

25th April 2012 - The Better Building Conference
Zeno went to the Better Building Conference. Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin
The international Conference for a Sustainable Built Environment was from 9am to 7pm.
It was sold out with over 320 attending. There were 12 seminars across 3 streams.
Web page

19th April 2012 - Green Awards 2012 WINNER
We are honored and ecstatic to be the 2012 Green Awards 2012 Winner
Category: 'The Green Residential Building Award'
This is for our Passive Hemp House in Co. Longford.
* Link here *

Photos on Facebook

Link to Facebook coverage...
Duncan Stewart & Zeno Winkens at the Green Awards 2012 in April.

29th March 2012 - The Energy Show , RDS Dublin
Zeno went to the Energy Show RDS. The show was quite informative and well visited.

21st of March 2012 - Green Awards 2012 Finalist
We are happy to announce that we are Green Awards 2012 Finalist
Category: 'The Green Residential Building Award'
This is for our Passive Hemp House in Co. Longford.
* Link here *

Green Award web site


12th & 13th of May 2012
For the 5th year running Zeno took part in the Simon Comunity Open door initative.
Simon Open Door

The RIAI & the Simon Communities of Ireland had again joined forces for the 8th annual
fundraising initiative "Simon Open Door" - whereby participating RIAI Architects around
Ireland opened their offices on the two days, to give members of
the public an hour's consultation with an architect in return for a donation to Simon of 50 euro.

27th January 2012 - Passive House Association of Ireland AGM
We are members of the Passive House Association of Ireland.
And attended their Anuual 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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2011 practice news

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