Diasen Demo Day

Ecological Building Systems in Conjunction with our Italian partners DIASEN will offer a unique opportunity to not only speak directly to their senior technical engineers but will be given a live demonstration of applying Diathonite Evolution Thermal Plaster. This will be the first course of its kind in Ireland and promises to give attendees a deep insight into best practice application methods

This event will be held over two days on the 11th & 12th October 2017 in our Centre of Knowledge, Athboy Co.Meath. The first demo day will focus on hand application of Diathonite Evolution thermal plaster. Day two will focus on machine application methods 

Further details on the DIASEN Demo Day’s will be available in the coming weeks.

We are now taking expressions of interest for this event. Simply email info@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com

A diffusion opens insulating plaster system such as Diathonite Evolution presents the perfect solution to provide both a levelling plaster and thermal insulation in one while at the same time maintaining optimum levels of breathability and moisture management.
The plaster system combines outstanding thermal performance with optimum vapour control and high mechanical strength. Diathonite is primarily manufactured from a combination of, cork, clay, lime and diatomaceous earth
Cork insulation systems and the unique benefits it provides have a rich heritage in use in old buildings dating back thousands of years to Roman times. Cork is non-toxic, biologically pure, stable, waterproof, and breathable, with effective insulating properties, electrically neutral, nondeformable, it has good mechanical strength, a low rate of combustion and excellent acoustic performance.

Upcoming Training Events

pro clima Intelligent Airtight Systems Installer Training (31st August) Book Now Click Here

Airtightness & Low Energy Retrofit Training Courses

Ecological have been providing airtightness and thermal insulation training for over a decade. During this time over a thousand people have passed through our training centre from many backgrounds in the construction industry.

These include architects, building consultants, and various tradesmen including airtightness and insulation installers, and homeowners. 

With knowledge which we have garnered in partnership with leading European insulation and airtightness solution providers and technical institutes over almost 15 years.

Ecological Building Systems are in a unique position to impart best practice low energy building principles using more natural materials in Ireland and the UK.

Please contact info@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com to express interest in any of the following courses: 

  • Retrofit Insulation Masterclass  
  • Low Energy Retrofits Training Course (21st September) 
  • pro clima Intelligent Airtightness Training Course (31st August)
  • Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course 
  • CPD presentation

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Request an In-House CPD or Site Visit

If you would like to request a CPD's or Site Visit please email info@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com, call 046 - 9432104 or contact a member from our technical team directly (see below)

Ecological Building Systems offer in-house CPD sessions and site visits nationwide with our highly experienced technical team. CPD Outline - Click Here 

Niall Crosson Senior Engineer at Ecological Building SystemsNiall Crosson Senior Engineer, Ecological Building Systems M.Eng.Sc. BTech, MIEI, CEPHC Senior Technical Engineer with Ecological Building Systems. He holds a degree as a Bachelor of Technology (1st class Hons.) and a Masters Eng. Sc. He is also a Certified Passivhaus Consultant. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Green Building Council and provides guidance on a number of national standard committees. He has provided guidance to many awards winning low energy projects in Ireland and the UK. He has also co-authored and authored chapters for a number of low energy building publications including The Passivhaus Handbook and The Passivhaus Designers Manual. Niall also provides regular technical contributions to a number of construction publications including The Journal of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland.  Contact Niall:  niallcrosson@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com 


Peter Smith Ecological Building Systems Peter Smith has been with Ecological Building Systems for 10 years, having had many years’ experience as project manager on many new builds and significant conservation projects. As well as delivering presentations to many heritage groups and architect practices, Peter provides direct site support where he gives builders and architects advice on achieving optimum air tightness and maximising thermal performance while minimising condensation risk.  Peter is a Certified Passive House Tradesperson and a Diasen Specialist Advisor  Contact Peter: petersmith@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com 


Darren holds a master’s degree in construction project management and is a PHI approved Trainer with over 15 years’ experience in project design & supervision. Prior to working with Ecological Darren provided expert training and consultancy in the field of Passive-House and spent some time as a visiting lecturer of building physic at the University of Greenwich & China Building Materials Academy in Beijing.  He has trained and administrated exams for PH certification to over 200 individuals including the first 2 people in the Uk to become certified passive-house tradespersons. He has also consulted on numerous Certified Passive House projects both in the Uk & Ireland including Ireland's largest certified passive house residential retrofit to date 2017 in Rathgar in Dublin, this project won the Award for Residential Project of the Year 2016 Irish Construction Industry Awards, it also picked up the award for Single House Build/Design of the Year at the Irish Building & Design.Contact Darren: darrenogorman@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com 

Low Energy Retrofits Training Course (21st September) 

"Challenges, Solutions & Opportunities to Retrofitting Insulation & Airtightness in Buildings"

Event Date - TBC

What The Low Energy Retrofit Offers:

  • See latest developments in low energy retrofits 
  • Learn about Passivhaus and Enerphit principles 
  • Learn how to optimise specifications to offset  condensation risk 
  • Review project details with Ecological technical team 
  • Full-scale models and displays outlining key details
  • 5 Structured CPD credits on completion

5 CPD points are awarded on completion of course.  Each participant will receive a certificate of attendance, samples, a memory stick loaded with relative information, a complete airtightness DVD, direct contact with senior engineers and expert airtightness craftsmen and lunch.

To Book - Please visit our Webshop - Click Here

Further Low Energy Retrofit Details - Click Here 

pro clima Intelligent Airtightness Training Course - (31st August) 

Are you confused about Airtightness and vapour control – Take the pressure off by taking part in our Intelligent Airtightness Training Program. Are you aiming to meet or surpass the latest requirements of the building regulations or perhaps you are aiming to meet Passivhaus levels of airtightness?

Improving thermal insulation, reducing air leakage and reducing thermal bridging is invisible but vital to the thermal performance, structural durability, comfort and health of the living space in our buildings. To attain this we must insist on better building practices and materials from the design stage to the building site and put the fabric first.

Airtightness is a core element in ensuring thermal insulation performs to its optimum, and to deliver more durable, healthy comfortable buildings. It is with this in mind that Ecological Building Systems have launched our latest course, pro clima Intelligent Airtightness Training. This is timely with the requirement for airtightness testing in new buildings and an increased awareness of the need for improved airtightness in both new and existing.

The course is delivered at our Centre of Knowledge in Athboy, Co Meath. Training is provided by our in-house technical expert Peter Smith and Roman Szypura of Clioma House Ltd. Peter Smith has lent his knowledge to some of the lowest energy airtight buildings in Ireland.

 Roman is a qualified Passivhaus Tradesman and will impart priceless time and cost saving tips on how to deliver reliable airtightness on site. Since 2000 Ecological Building Systems have been at the forefront pioneering the delivery of Intelligent Solutions for Airtightness solutions in Ireland and the UK.

Download more details regarding the pro clima Intelligent Airtightness Installer Training Click Here

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Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course

Building Envelope Specialist Training

Passive House buildings refer to a standard and not a certain construction method. Passive House standards of performance have been tried and tested and proven to repeatedly deliver real high performance, comfortable, healthy buildings. Passive House is as much a build quality standard, as it is an energy performance standard. Good planning and careful implementation of details are decisive factors in the construction of Passive House buildings. The aim of this training is to convey an overall impression of the interdisciplinary Passive House concept and how to ensure what is designed, is delivered on site.

Trainee Profile:
Experienced qualified tradespersons working in the construction industry. Prior attendance to Ecological Building Systems “Fabric First” and “Airtightness” courses will provide participants with an excellent knowledge base for this course.
Duration: 2 days + exam day
Course Fee: €425 includes the cost of the examination and international certification.
“Certified Passive House Tradesperson”
Building Envelope Specialist Certificate
The Passivhaus Tradesperson qualification is an internationally accredited by the Passivhaus Institut in Germany. On successful completion of the exam, participants are listed on the Passivhaus Tradesperson database.
Venue: Centre of Knowledge, Ecological Building Systems, Athboy
Bookings/ Inquiries: Email info@ecologicalbuildingsystems.com

Dates for 2017:

  • To be confirmed.

You can download further information here

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