Ecological Building Systems
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Following their previous successes at ArchiExpo in Dublin, Ecological Building Systems were yet again recognized for their pioneering work in supplying high performance sustainable building products to the market. Ecological’s CELENIT ACOUSTIC DESIGN range, was Highly Commended in the category “Best Interior Design Product”. But what is Celenit and why are people talking about it?
Fabric first is a design philosophy that looks holistically at every aspect of the building envelope in terms of its thermal performance and ability to prevent energy wastage due to draughts and air leakage. It champions combinations of materials that will maximise a property’s service life and enhance comfort and wellbeing for the occupier.
One of the huge challenges facing social housing providers is the need to reduce fuel poverty amongst tenants, particularly in thermally inefficient, older properties. Much has been done to improve energy efficiency across the social housing asset base, but energy saving measures are only part of the solution to driving down bills and enhancing comfort. These should be combined with a fabric first approach to improving properties’ thermal performance, with heat retention in winter and resistance to solar gain in summer ensuring a comfortable indoor environment all year round. By specifying natural materials, housing associations can ensure that these improvements avoid the risk of secondary issues, such as condensation and mould, thereby reducing maintenance, extending the property’s service life and supporting tenant wellbeing.
We are delighted to again support the Cumbria Green Build & Sustainable Living Festival which is the region's biggest annual celebration of low-energy homes and sustainable living. With over 50 events organised across Cumbria and beyond, it will inspire our region to create low-energy homes and increase the awareness of sustainable living and more natural building materials. In our new Carlisle training centre, we are doing demos and running several hands-on practical sessions about the following topics: 1) How to insulate solid wall. 2) Practical airtightness: for contractors, homeowners and self-builders
Ecological Building Systems are delighted to partner with Quinn Building Products to bring our nationwide CPD tour to 25 venues across Ireland. The CPD will focus on two of the most important aspects of building design facing the Irish construction industry: Airtightness & nZEB.
In this blog post we will delve a little deeper into one of the major benefits of what are known as 'solid acrylic' adhesives. We will discuss why these are particularly crucial for achieving long term airtight bonds especially in damper climates such as that experienced in the UK and Ireland.
Fintan Wallace from Ecological Building Systems, a specialist in high performance, environmentally-friendly building materials, discusses the benefits and eco credentials of natural jute insulation.