Thursday, 19 May 2011

Hemp Passive Haus 1st Blower testing

James B. the client (and also the builder) is on track to achieve passive Haus Certification. For several weeks he was taping and sealing the dwelling.

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

New Home Energy Saving Scheme

The Irish Government, through SEAI, wishes to encourage people to improve the energy performance of their homes by incentivising the cost of installing various upgrade measures. The Home Energy Saving (HES) scheme provides assistance to homeowners to reduce energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions and improve the comfort levels within their home. See the SEAI web site for details.
More Info SEAI

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