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pro clima adhesive tapes tested for 100 years

Permanent airtightness with pro clima!

  • Reliable functioning tested for 100 years.
  • Independently confirmed.
  • Maximum requirement significantly exceeded.


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Posted on Tuesday, 14 April 2015

A Review of SEAI Energy Show 2015

A Review of SEAI Energy Show 2015


Our new stand at Energy Show 2015 in the RDS, Dublin

It’s back to the office this week for the Ecological Ireland team following yet another busy and successful Energy Show. Our stand was ably manned by Adrian Crosson, Peter Smith, Niall Crosson and last but by no means least, our recent UK recruit sent over to help us Fintan Wallace.

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) annual business to business event, The Energy Show 2015, was a real success with the exhibition growing 20% and visitors up 10% on last year to 3,800.  The show, which took place at the RDS in Dublin on 25th and 26th March, hosted over 170 exhibitors along with multiple networking events, an extensive electric vehicle showcase, live retrofit demonstrations, an international markets pavilion and a wide range of workshops.

Opening the Show Alex White TD, Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources said: “The sustainable energy sector is a significant contributor to our economic recovery and it is already supporting 15,000 jobs and this figure is set to increase in the coming years.  As we develop as a green energy location, Ireland will add sustainable energy expertise and access to secure, clean energy to the list of factors that are successfully attracting foreign companies to Ireland”.

Commenting on the success of the Show SEAI’s, Brian Motherway, CEO said: “Around €1.5 billion is being invested in sustainable energy technologies and services in Ireland annually.  The Energy Show was a great opportunity for businesses to see and hear about the latest innovations in the smart energy technology and services sector.  This year there was particularly strong international interest with 30 overseas companies and 13 embassies represented. Ireland is well positioned to capitalise on this global market given our expertise in this area, as evidenced by the vibrant and successful businesses at the Energy Show 2015.”

More information regarding the show may be viewed here:

 Best Services Provider: Winner — Brian Scannell, one of the Energy Show Product of the Show Awards 2015 judges with Niall Crosson, Ecological Building Systems and Tom Halpin, Head of Information, SEAI.

Best Services Provider: Winner — Niall Crosson, Ecological Building Systems receiving the award for Energy Show Product of the Show Awards 2015 from Brian Scannell, one of the judges and Tom Halpin, Head of Information, SEAI.

We we’re delighted that our Better Building: Putting the Fabric First course won Product of the Show in the category, Best Service Provider.

Training specifiers, energy consultants, builders and homeowners has always been a cornerstone of Ecological Building Systems services since our inception almost 15 years ago. With our extensive knowledge in regard to high performance, healthy construction using natural materials we are in a unique position to impart our knowledge to all those involved in the construction industry. Therefore it was a great honour to receive such recognition for the training and services we provide from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.

Peter & Adrian pleased the receive the award!

Peter and Adrian taking a close look at our award at the show!

While renewable energy is to be fully supported, the basic foundation of any low energy building, be it new build or retrofit, is to focus on the fabric. Airtightness, thermal continuity, ventilation and using more natural materials which contribute to a heathy living space are core components of the training we provide. The Better Building course also introduces attendees to the basic principles of Passivhaus buildings, and how to comply with the latest iteration of Part L of the building regulations. Training is provided by Senior Engineer with Ecological, Niall Crosson in conjunction with the highly skilled practical sessions with Roman Szypura of Clioma House Ltd.

More details regarding the training can be viewed in the training section of our website.

We also had the honour of meeting the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Alex White and Brian Motherway, CEO of SEAI.

Niall Crosson meets Minister Alex White & CEO of SEAI Brian Motherway

 Niall Crosson meets Minister Alex White and SEAI CEO Brian Motherway

Both we very impressed with the range of airtightness and natural insulation solutions we promote and provide on the Irish market. They were also particularly interested in the history of our parent company MacCann & Byrne, dating back to 1906 and still a family based company to this day!

We look forward to next years show!

By Niall Crosson, BTech, MEngSc, MIEI, CEPHD

Senior Engineer Ecological Building Systems

30th March 2015




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Posted on Monday, 30 March 2015

SEAI Energy Show 2015

It’s hard to believe it’s been 12 months since the last SEAI Energy Show....where does the time go! We will once again be launching an array of new innovative Ecological building solutions at this year’s event. We are looking forward to showcasing a range of new pro clima airtightness solutions including pro clima's new CONTEGA SOLIDO SL and EXO range of air and windtightness plastering tapes and their new range of EXTOSEAL butyl sealing tapes.


We will also be launching our new range of Elka Strong Board  (ESB) Diffusion open racking boards, an adaptive structural board for internal and external use.

Of course we will also be displaying our range of GUTEX woodfibre, THERMO HEMP and THERMAFLEECE sheep wool natural insulations and our range of natural paints. 

We will also be demonstrating our unique range of joist and rafter expanders from the SMARTSIX system. Finally we will also be displaying the latest developments in Irelands highest performing airtight and pre insulated WELLHOEFER attic hatch and ladder.

Drop by and visit our technical team at stand C5 for more information about low energy building using more natural materials!

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Posted on Monday, 9 March 2015

Thermally Upgrading Single Leaf Masonry Walls with Internal wall insulation...what are the pitfalls?

Thermally Upgrading Single Leaf Masonry Walls with Internal wall insulation...what are the pitfalls?

Identifying areas and elements within existing buildings where substantial improvements to the thermal performance can be affected, will always present a variety of challenges. The reason for this is that most of the material used in older buildings exhibit very different characteristics than most modern building materials especially in the areas of vapour diffusion, “breathability” and moisture management. One such area of contention is the thermal upgrade of single leaf masonry walls with internal insulation.

For specifiers, it is critical to assess..................................................


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Posted on Friday, 23 January 2015

We've Launched our 2015 Training Programme!

Following a successful World Green Building Week series of seminars and demonstrations in September 2014, Ecological Building Systems have announced a series of new training courses and seminars for 2015.  This is timely with the latest revision of the building regulations, increased activity in the construction sector and a demand for higher levels of thermal performance in our buildings. 

The courses include a new pro clima Intelligent Airtight Systems training programme which has a particular focus on practically delivering airtightness on site. .............................................................................................


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Posted on Friday, 23 January 2015

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