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practice news 2013

25th October 2013 - See the Light 2013
See the Light 2013 hosted by the Passive House Association of Ireland (PHAI),
supported by the RIAI and the Passive House Academy took place at DIT, Dublin.
It was an informative day.
One of the highlights was meeting and talking to Keynote speaker Prof. Wolfgang Feist.

See the Light 2013 Presentations

29/30th September 2013 - RIAI Conference RDS Dublin
The event was well attended on both days. Zeno attended.
Day 1 - Session 1, Architecture Matters.   Session 2, Conservation the New Challenges
Day 2 - Session 3, What's driving the change.   Session 4, Profession Updates
Big challenges ahead with the new Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2013 BC(A)R
coming into force 1st March 2014 !

23rd July 2013 - GIFT Feature Business and Case Study
Zeno made the GIFT front page today.
The Green Innovation Future Technologies Project (GIFT) aims to up-skill
SME businesses within the INTERREG regions of Ireland and Wales and
help to grow a sustainable Green Economy.

Click below to
GIFT website
Winkens Case Study PDF

15th June 2013 - 2013 Wexford Chamber Business Awards
We are delighted to be RUNNERUP in the 2013 WEXFORD CHAMBER
BUSINESS AWARDS "Wexford Green Business" category.
Photos from the Wexford Business Awards night
Wexford Chamber Winners and RunnerUp list


13th June 2013 - South East Business Gathering
The South East Business Gathering took place on Thursday 13th June
in Kilkenny Castle. It was well attended with good speakers.

14th May 2013 - 2013 Wexford Chamber Business Awards
We are Shortlisted in the "Wexford Green Business Award" category.
The winners will be announced at the Blacktie Awards Ceremony in
Whites Hotel Wexford. June 14th next.
Wexford Chamber


11th and 12th May 2013
Zeno Winkens took part again (6th year running) in the Simon Community Open door initiative.
Simon Open Door

The RIAI & the Simon Communities of Ireland have again joined forces for the 8th annual
fundraising initiative "Simon Open Door" - whereby participating RIAI Architects around
Ireland will open their offices on Saturday 11th and Sunday the 12th of May 2013, to give members of
the public an hour's consultation with an architect in return for a donation to Simon of 50 euro.

24th April 2013 - The Better Building Conference - Dublin
Zeno went to the Better Building Conference. Croke Park, Dublin
The international Conference for a Sustainable Built Environment.
Web page

5th - 7th March 2013 - Eco Build - London
Zeno went to the EcoBuild for the three days.
'What is the future of waste?' We made the top 20 slogans!
Our slogan will be emblazoned on the Waste Totem at Ecobuild for the 3 days.
Web page   Link, 3rd from the bottom @zowark(our twitter account)
1st March 2013 - Isover Awards - Dublin
2013 Isover Energy Efficiency Awards Winner!
Link below.
Web page           Link to low energy house Co.Wexford

31st January 2013 - Passive House Association of Ireland AGM
We are members of the Passive House Association of Ireland.
Just renewed our membership.
And attended their Anuual General Meeting via Skype.
unfortunatly the quality was bad, better luck next time.

We are members

At the meeting Zeno wanted to bring up (again) 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'.
More info on Facebook page:       Facebook page

12th December 2012 - Milestone - Wexford
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*


2012 practice news

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