Ecological Building Systems

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Airtightness Training - A Practical Perspective

Ecological Building Systems technical team members Darren O'Gorman & Joe Fitzgerald recently provided airtightness training to Phase 2 apprentice carpenters/joiners at Sligo Training Centre.  In the following short article our new recruit Joe provides a summary of the airtightness training event. 

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Posted on Wednesday, 9 August 2017

WoodBuild Wales Event

Neil Turner (Ecological Building Systems) recently attended the WoodBuild Wales Event held at the Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells. 

The main theme of the event was to talk about using more home grown wood in Welsh construction and also to promote Timber frame in general.  In our latest blog Neil provides a summary of each presentation:

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Posted on Monday, 24 July 2017

You Won't Get High But You Will Get A Healthy Home

Can you smoke it? 

Believe it not, this is the first question we are asked when people pick up a sample of the Thermo-Hemp. Industrial hemp is the non-intoxicating relative of its more famous cousin, marijuana so NO you can’t cut off chunks and smoke it. But if you live in a house and use Thermo-Hemp Insulation, you will certainly cut your energy bills and have a safer healthier home.

 

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Posted on Monday, 17 July 2017

Niall shares his experience from Guest Speaking at CaGBC's Net Zero Summit

Ecological's Niall Crosson was recently invited as a guest speaker at the Canadian Green Building Council's - Net Zero Summit on the 30th May in Vancouver.  The Net Zero Summit is a pre-conference event featuring a kick-off to the GaGBC's Zero Carbon Buildings Standard.  The one-day event included five technical sessions which addressed the key challenges and opportunities for net-zero design and construction.  Delegates were introduced to a variety of talks which included.....

  • The foundational components of zero carbon buildings in real-life strategies for modelling and designing for net zero emissions

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Posted on Tuesday, 4 July 2017

What is Airtightness?

What is Airtightness?  Airtightness is primarily focusing on the elimination of all unintended gaps and cracks on the external envelope of the building.  Airtightness is an essential part of creating a healthy, comfortable, energy-efficient living environment.   In contrast, air leakage is where leaks occur due to gaps and cracks that should not be there in the first place.  

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Posted on Thursday, 22 June 2017

Ecological Inspire ’wood’ be CLT Experts at Recent Masterclass

More than 50 delegates from architectural practices and construction companies across the UK joined experts from Ecological Building Systems, product suppliers and industry experts recently at the company’s first ever CLT (Cross Laminated Timber) Masterclass.

 

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Posted on Monday, 29 May 2017

Guest Review - pro clima Intelligent Airtightness Training

Liam Driscoll (MCIOB, MICWCI Building Inspector/ Clerk of Works) provides a guest review of our pro clima Intelligent Airtightness Systems Training

Having first met Niall Crosson at a CPD event hosted by Ecological Building Systems for the Dublin Chapter, of the Institute of Clerk of Works and Construction Inspectors UK, I was very impressed by the academy that they had set up. I was particularly impressed with the mock-up room built to demonstrate the procedure for testing a building for airtightness, their knowledge of this area and the easy straight forward way of explaining this subject. I decided that I would like to learn more and enrolled on their course pro clima Intelligent Airtight System Installer Training Course.

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Posted on Thursday, 18 May 2017

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