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See the Light 2013 Conference

Maurice Falvey will be presenting at “See the Light 2013 Conference”

The PHAI is delighted to welcome Prof Wolfgang Feist, founder of the Passive House Institute, as keynote speaker at this years annual Passive House Conference, “See the Light”, taking place on Friday 25th October 2013 in the Dublin Institute of Technology, Bolton St., Dublin 1.  Also in attendance will be Prof. Brian Norton, President of Dublin Institute of Technology and Mr. Pat Cox former President of the European Parliament.  There are upwards of 30 speakers, Irish and International, so be sure to book your place early and avoid disappointment.

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See the Light 2013 Programme

From Policies to Jobs

 08.30       Registration / Coffee

09.00      Introduction (Martin Murray – PHAI chairman, Cormac Allen – DIT)
09.15       Passive House Generates Exports (Enterprise Ireland)
09.40       Mind the Performance Gap (Mark Sidal, Low Energy Architecture Practice)
10.05       PechaKucha: 5 x 10 minute presentations on Projects
11.00       Coffee and Tour of Trade Exhibitions
11.30       Parallel Sessions:   (see separate program)
13.00       LUNCH / EXHIBITION
14.00       Review of Parallel Sessions
14.15       What Now for the industry?
14.40       Feature Projects:    Bord Gas (Edith BlennerHassett)                                            Award Winning Dwelling (KirstyMaguire)
15.20       Coffee
15.40       Afternoon Keynote talk: Wolfgang Feist
16.20       Panel Discussion (Wolfgang Feist, Pat Cox, Prof Brian Norton)
16.50       Closing Remarks 1700        Wine reception & gathering

Post Occupancy Evaluation – Chair John Morehead



Simon McGuinness,


Building science and nZEB

Lars Pettersson,

Scandinavian Homes

Renovation with passive ambitions

Peter Keig,

University of Ulster

PHPP versus recorded results for a low energy Retrofit

Maurice Falvey,


Results from two years monitoring of a Passive House located in Kerry

Francis Clausman (Owner) & Zeno Wilkens (Architect)

The First year in an A1 rated PH…

 PechaKucha – Chair Martin Murray



Paul McAllister,

McAlistair Architects

Centre for Renewable Energy & Sustainable Technologies, Omagh, Co Tyrone

Frank Cooney,

Cooney Architects

Commercial retrofit project

Paul McNally,

Ecological Architecture

Detailing for ClonmelPassivhaus commercial build


John Morehead,

Wain Morehead Architects

Irish distributors Ltd project, Middleton Co Cork

Patrick Lloyd,

Peter Legge Associates

Domestic project

 Academic/Research – Chair Shane Colclough



Lee Corcoran,


Hygrothermal performance of four typical timber framed walls in a temperate maritime climate

Trevor Hickey,


Developing educational resources for teaching

Passivhaus concepts in the Irish context

Angela Werdenich,


The ‘EuroPHit Project

Miguel Ramerez

University of Ulster

The EINSTEIN Project

Michael Hanratty

Energy Action

The tabula project

 Frequently Asked Questions! – Chair Archie O’Donnel



Andrew Lundberg, DIT

Psi-Therm analysis and  differential calculus

Andrew Treacy,

HRV and heating systems

Ross Cremin,


Value engineering in passivhaus

Seamus Kiernan, Heating distributers


Airtight stoves



Monitoring Energy Consumption