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August 29, 2019

PASSIVE HOUSE INSTITUTE CERTIFICATION

We are proud to announce that our products have been recently certified by Passive House Institute in Darmstadt! PHS Sd Variable Membrane, PHS Argo Joining Tape and PHS Ottello Adhesive Sealant are the main components of the PHS Airtightness System...

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April 22, 2019

MECHANICAL VENTILATION WITH HEAT RECOVERY

Every home needs fresh air for good indoor air quality and the safe operation of combustion appliances. Opening windows and doors teamed with extractor fans was in the past sufficient...

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April 17, 2019

REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

With higher carbon taxes looking increasingly likely in the future, many Irish people will soon have little choice but to spend money on becoming more environmentally friendly...

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April 3, 2019

INTRODUCTION TO NZEB

Part L for Buildings Other than Dwellings was published in December 2017, and applies to all new buildings commencing after the 1st January 2019. The regulations require a 60% energy performance improvement on the previous building regulations...

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March 20, 2019

HOMEOWNERS LOSING OUT ON LOWERING BILLS

Homeowners losing out on substantially lowering bills by failing to avail of efficiency grants. Homeowners in Ireland have been urged to take advantage of Government grants to help reduce their bills substantially and increase their homes energy efficiency...

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March 13, 2019

JOB PLAN TO SHAKE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR

As part of its plans to boost productivity in the construction sector, the Government aims to double the retrofitting of homes with insulation to 50,000 a year. The plan is one of a large number of measures contained in the Future Jobs Ireland 2019 report...

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March 1, 2019

SOLAR FARMS

Over 80 developments between 2015 and 2018 had been granted planning permission for Solar Farms throughout the Republic of Ireland. However, to date, none of these renewable energy sources are operational...

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February 6, 2019

MREF CALLS ON THE GOVERNMENT TO SHOW LEADERSHIP ON SOLAR POWER

Calls have been made by chairman of the Micro Renewable Energy Federation, Pat Smith, for Government TD’s to lead the way on climate action by generating part of the electricity requirements for their own homes through installing Solar PV...

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January 29, 2019

IRELAND FAILING TO ACHIEVE CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

The publication of the Climate Change Performance Index has seen Ireland ranked 28th out of 56 countries in the Renewable Energy Category. The CCPI, released at the UN Climate Conference, is designed to track countries efforts in combatting climate change...

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January 16, 2019

PASSIVE HOUSE SYSTEMS SHOWROOM

We have spent weeks designing and creating a purpose-built house with our Airtightness and Solar PV systems to demonstrate how these products will operate and benefit the building...

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January 9, 2019

THE INCREASINGLY POPULAR TIMBER INSPECTION DOORS

A poorly insulated and draughty inspection door will result in significant heat loss and potential moisture damage in your attic space...

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December 24, 2018

MERRY CHRISTMAS

The staff at Passive House Systems would like to thank you for your continued support and custom over the past year. We wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas...

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December 13, 2018

335W SOLAR PV KITS

With Solar PV quickly becoming an integral component in meeting your Part L requirements, Passive House Systems have focused on supplying you with the most cost effective and efficient way to reduce your electricity costs and...

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December 7, 2018

NEW PHS SPRAY PRIMER

This primer is to add to our highly extensive range of airtightness products. Use of a primer is vital to ensure a smooth application and to provide an effective overall bond strength...

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October 10, 2018

HRV COMPONENTS

Below gallery showing our installation of HRV components in Co. Cork...

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September 21, 2018

NEW SOLAR PV INSTALLATION

Clean Energy Ireland started building a new site, using NSAI certified Solar PV Panels, provided by Passive House Systems...

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August 15, 2018

PHONOTHERM 200 INSULATE WITH EASE

Phonotherm 200, manufactured by BOSIG in Germany, is perfectly suited for tough jobs and extreme construction work. Its simple design completes the ouststanding features...

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July 19, 2018

MOISTURE IN BUILDINGS

Moisture complications can be overcome by airtightness, they have been the death of numerous structures, prominent to expensive destruction and painful inside situations...

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July 18, 2018

HEAT LOSS FROM BUILDINGS

Whenever building a structure, airtightness should always be considered as the key thing. The phenomenon of heat loss or transfer of heat occurs in three ways: convection, conduction and radiation....

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July 12, 2018

AIRTIGHTNESS PRODUCTS INSTALLATION

Constructing a building with proper airtightness is a simple straightforward procedure. However, to ensure the best execution of airtightness, you need to take several steps before and during the process of airtightness installation...

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July 11, 2018

AIRTIGHT RETROFIT

Did you know that by an airtight retrofit home, you can not only identify but also correct the traditional envelope problems of buildings? Unfortunately, conventional products are unable to provide an effective solution to the majority...

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July 05, 2018

AIRTIGHTNESS IN TIMBER FRAME CONSTRUCTION

With timber frame, creating a continuous layer is all the more important as weak points in the airtight vapour control layer may cause interstitial condensation, resulting in degradation of building materials.

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June 14, 2018

AIRTIGHTNESS TESTING

Airtightness testing is required under technical guidance document part: L and the test must be carried out by a certified tester to Test Standard IS EN:13829:2000 (Thermal performance of buildings. Determination of air permeability of buildings. Fan pressurization method).

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January 24, 2018

WINDOW INSULATION TAPES

Air passing through the space from inside to outside of the thermal envelope causes wind-washing. Thermal bypass can reduce performance of an insulated building element by 40-70%. That’s the main reason why window insulation tapes are so important.

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January 18, 2018

AIRTIGHTNESS TAPES

Many building materials are airtight, such as: concrete, good quality OSB, plaster and vapour control layers. To create an efficient airtight design, the airtight materials have to be connected together to make a continous layer. Our Airtightness Tapes can be used in a variety of situations.

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December 21, 2017

BEST CHRISTMAS WISHES

Whole Team of Clean Energy Ireland would like to Thank you for the last year and wish you peaceful, family Christmas. May the 2018 give you the opportunity to realize your dreams, rediscover your strengths and rejoice the pleasure that life would bring your way.

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November 29, 2017

Airtightness Training Course

AIRTIGHTNESS TRAINING COURSE

Passive House Systems (registered as Training Providers with Engineers Ireland) are delighted to announce that our Airtightness Training Course now offers structured CIRI CPD. 

Our Airtightness Training Course benefits designers, builders and construction students. It covers the following: The importance of airtightness & vapour control ...

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June 1, 2017

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PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGN - AIRTIGHTNESS PRODUCTS

Air tightness is defined as preventing the flow of unplanned air entering a building through gaps and cracks in the building fabric which leads to an energy efficient, affordable, eco-friendly construction. 

An air-tight membrane is installed on the inside of building envelope; this inner barrier protects the interior of the building against infiltration of outside air. Insulation prevents the escape of heat from the inside.

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March 24, 2017

blowerproof liquid brush membrane

BLOWERPROOF BRITISH BOARD OF AGREAMENT

The British Board of Agreament has awarded the Certificate for the Blowerproof product.

This product has been assessed by the British Board of Agreament as being fit for its intended use. Provided it is installed, used and maintained as set out in this Certificate.

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March 7, 2017

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50-YEAR DURABILITY CERT FOR AIR TIGHT PRODUCTS

Gerband won it from the University of Kassel in Germany for three of its premier airtightness products.

The certification has been awarded to Gerband Sd vapour control and airtight membrane, Gerband 586 airtightness tape, and Gerband Fortax 6400 internal adhesive sealant.

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October 20, 2016

off-site london

PASSIVE HOUSE SYSTEMS ATTENDS AN OFF-SITE LONDON

Thanks to all who visited our stand at the very successful Off-Site show in London recently.

We announced the LABC certification at the show and launched 3 new products.

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October 7, 2016

labc certification

GERBAND ACHIEVES LABC CERTIFICATION

We are delighted to announce that the Gerband Air tightness system has achieved LABC certification.

LABC Registered Details is a certification system proving compliance with building regulations and standards across England, Wales and Scotland.

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