Thursday, 15 December 2011
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Farnsworth House pictured below here about €60.
Link to Lego Germany.
Sunday, 23 October 2011
The CMG Building and Design Awards 2011 will recognise success in the building, engineering and architecture professions during the past year with a focus on best practice, sustainable design and innovation.
On the 2nd of Dec 2011 in the Four Seasons hotel in Dublin, the winners will be announced.
Monday, 19 September 2011
Check out this video of wasps nicking cavity wall insulated beads from an un-plastered hole that was used to inject the insulation!
Courtesy of Paul Kenny from the Tipperary Energy Agency via Construct Ireland's sustainable building ezine.
Always finish the job!
Wednesday, 31 August 2011
The 'watt beater' 7w LED R7s retrofit lamp by ellydees is designed to replace the standard j-type doubled ended halogen bulb. The watt beater LED lamp has a wide beam angle of 45 degress and offers a massive energy saving of 98% over the linear tumgsten halogen lamp type it replaces, so they say.
It’s not cheap, payback will depend on usage.
Monday, 13 June 2011
Text taken from their brochure:
“The fundamental advantage of HOTBLOK System is its fantastic thermal insulation power factor, U=0,15 W/m2K, which is enough for construction of energy-saving houses, and even passive houses.
Walls built in HOTBLOK System will be comfortably warm,
breathing, durable and healthy.”
It is similar to the Poroton block. Anyone use it yet? Please let me know.
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Today Gavin O Se from Greenbuild, Gorey, Co. Wexford did the preliminary door blower testing to see how the build is performing to date.
Gavin also used a thermal anemometer. The air speed is measured at the access points, allowing for comparisons and for the leaks to be prioritised by severity.
He did spot checks around all windows. Gearoid from Optiwin windows was on hand if adjustments were needed.
The preliminary pressure result in under 0.8h-1 at 50Pa. And this is without outside plaster work!
The 0.6h-1 at 50Pa for a Passive Haus should be achievable.
Well done James (with hat).
Greenbuild web site
more Hemp House photos
Wednesday, 11 May 2011
More Info SEAI
Monday, 11 April 2011
Treatment Wetlands and the EPA Code of Practice.
> Constructed Wetlands and Reed Beds for Domestic Applications
> Siting and Construction of Treatment Wetlands
> Recommending Natural Treatment Systems with the EPA Code of Practice
Féidhlim Harty Wetland Systems (FHWS) was established in 1996 to provide a design, consultancy and planting service for constructed wetlands and to increase public awareness of constructed wetlands.
Thursday, 20 January 2011
New sustainable heating radiators. With the Low-H2O Jagas Energy Saver up to 12% more energy is saved than with traditional radiators.
This technologie has been around for 16 years and are now available in Ireland. They have a great range of different designs to choose from.
This is the Jaga site showing the full range
Versatile.ie in Navan stock them