Passive House, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary
The Ecovillage in Cloughjordan is a ground breaking development in sustainable living in Co. Tipperary.
- A3 BER
- house is supplied by underground insulated district heating pipes powered by a massive wood chip boiler and a field of solar panels. Reported heating costs €300 per year about 2/3 of which is a standing charge!
- heat source is distributed in this house by the ventilation system, which ensures that clean, filtered warm air is constantly replenishing the stale air, from which waste heat is recovered
- The windows are triple glazed and we have calculated the amount and position of glazing to optimise solar gain versus heat loss. This building will be certified by the PassivHaus Institute in Germany when fully complete. A triple glazed rooflight lights the stairs and first floor.
- structure is breathable timber frame with cellulose and wood fibre insulation acting as carbon sinks
- The facade is a ventilated rendered rainscreen (no concrete etc.)
- Foundations are made of Ecocem in lieu of regular concrete, and the entire building sits on a raft of EPS insulation. There are no cold bridges.
- Internal finishes are natural wood, natural breathable paint products and marmoleum in some areas.
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Read about this in Construct Ireland/Passive House Plus magazine online.
See this project on Duncan Stewart’s About the House http://www.rte.ie/tv/aboutthehouse/p09_11.html