Day 2 – Nearly Zero Energy Building Forum at the Clayton Hotel, Wexford.
Thorough and informative presentation by @patkirwan of Henry J Lyons Architects on the new Central Bank Building in Dublin:
Along with other international + Irish speakers, covering many critical and emerging topics including:
- How we build our buildings,
- Where we build our buildings,
- The circular economy,
- Off site construction and reducing waste,
- Keep it simple, but not simplistic,
- Using technologies to monitor, measure and control our buildings,
- Reducing primary energy load + then supplement it with renewable energies,
- If it is not economic viable, then it is not sustainable,
- Super good indoor climate, indoor air quality + reducing people’s risk of allergies, ill-health and asthma;
- Less ventilation = more humidity,
- Leading to more mould + mould spores,
- Leading to more asthma!!
- ‘Sharing mode’,
- Enforcement, auditing + checklists,
- Changes to Ireland’s space heating systems (moving from oil boilers towards heat pumps),
- Ireland’s requirement to build approx. 25,000 housing units per year until 2040.