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18/11/2017

What is ‘nZEB’?
‘nZEB’ stands for ‘nearly zero Energy Buildings’ which have a “very high energy performance”.
The “nearly zero or very low amount of energy should be covered to a very significant extent from renewable sources produced on-site or nearby”.

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18/11/2017

‪Day 2 – Nearly Zero Energy Building Forum at the Clayton Hotel, Wexford. ‬ read more …

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16/11/2017

‪Day 1 – Nearly Zero Energy Building Forum in Wexford County Buildings. ‬

‪Workshops on Thermal Bridge Modelling + Estimating Costs & Financials on Delivering High Performance Projects.‬
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11/03/2017

If you would like to get an overview of how and why Passive Houses work, please watch ‘Eco Eye’ on RTE Player from 28 Feb 2017 – which gives great insight into the principles of: read more …

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17/02/2017

If you’re thinking of undertaking your own building project, you may find some of the tips and advice from the new Quantity Surveyor from RTE’s Room to Improve Lisa O’Brien of assistance: 16 ways to breeze through your renovation from Room to Improve’s Lisa O’Brien read more …

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28/05/2015

The RIAI has issued a Press Release on Friday 15th May 2015, that proposes solutions to protect home buyers and to construct better quality buildings.

In summary the RIAI is calling for the following:

1-) It should be a legal requirement for Defects Insurance, known as LDI (Latent Defects Insurance), to be put in place by each Developer read more …

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02/03/2014

Re-blogged – originally posted on BREGS BLOG, by bregs blog admin team:

Quote from article:

PI (Professional Indemnity) Insurance is taken out by those providing a professional service to provide cover against claims for error or negligence. Generally, PI covers the legal fees involved in defending a claim and the cost of ‘righting the wrong’ if the professional was found to have been at fault. read more …

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01/03/2014

The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (BCAR) will apply to most building works (including new houses, housing and apartments, house extensions over 40m2, schools, factories, offices, shops, hospitals and other government investment projects) from 1st March 2014. read more …

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26/02/2014

As of 01 March 2014 the new Building Control (Amendment) Regulations (BCAR) will be enforced.

The process of building projects (new builds and domestic extensions greater than 40sq.m.) will change as the BCAR puts a clear onus on the owners, designers and builders to fulfil their roles in full compliance with the law. read more …

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13/08/2013

“Passive House Design” and “Passive Solar Design” are two terms bandied about. However to the lay person it can be difficult to under what these terms actually mean, or to distinguish what the different between them.

PASSIVE SOLAR DESIGN

 

PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGN read more …

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