WIT to host “Passive House Briefing” on 18th September 2014

WIT will host a “Passive House Briefing” on Thursday 18th September at 5.30pm in the Auditorium on the main campus on the Cork Road, Waterford.

According to Derek Sinnott, Head of the Department of the Built Environment, “The briefing will give an overview of the passive house construction process and will be of interest to all involved in the construction industry as well as anyone those considering building or refurbishing their home.”

Passive house construction applies to all buildings and results in houses, schools and other buildings with a comfortable interior climate without active heating systems. This is achieved through an airtight building with high levels of insulation. Maximum use is made of heat generated by everyday occupant activity, appliances and most importantly the sun. The benefits of this type of construction include low energy bills, improved air quality, consistent comfort throughout the house and the elimination of condensation.

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First Year students and staff from the Department of the Built Environment at WIT during a recent visit to a new Passive House in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford

Speakers at the event include Shane Colclough from the University of Ulster and PHAI, Jeff O’Toole from Passive House Solutions and Ollie McPhillips, Mechanical Services Contractor as well as experts from the Department of Architecture and the Department of the Built Environment.

The briefing is sponsored by WIT