Ecological Building Systems
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Ecological Building Systems recently launched a new Low Energy Retrofits training course in our Centre of Knowledge in Athboy, Co.Meath. The attendees included architects, engineers, and clerks of works from private practices and local authorities
On the 25th and 27th of October Ecological Building Systems in conjunction with their German partners pro clima & CALSITHERM delivered a fully attended Retrofit
Insulation Masterclass providing a unique opportunity for architects, engineers and building professionals to learn about the latest developments in delivering high performance, healthy low energy retrofits.
The Ecological team visited DIASEN’s headquarters in Sassoferrato, Italy last week. DIASEN cork based thermal plaster systems is the latest range of natural thermal systems added to our catalogue of products. First off, we learnt the meaning behind the name DIASEN. The first 3 letters refer to one of the core ingredients within DIASEN thermal plasters (Diatomaceous Earth), and the “SEN” refers to the original latin name for the town it is produced, Sentinum. DIASEN began producing building solutions in 1978.
Ecological Building Systems are delighted to add Frank Cooney of Cooney Architects to our list of expert speakers at next week's Retrofit Masterclass. Cooney Architects have almost twenty years of experience designing and completing sustainable, energy efficient, beautiful green buildings.
Moving from Greece just two months ago, my first concern regarding the house I live in Dalston was how to heat it when the bespoke Cumbrian winter time comes. The second concern was how to commute to work in Cardewlees without the need of using a car. My worries became even bigger when I read on CAfS website that generally a large percentage of the housing stock in Cumbria is off the gas and hard to heat and that transport in rural areas is really poor! It seems that these are not my concerns only but also lots of people’s that live and work in the area!
Retrofitting thermal insulation in buildings presents a unique opportunity to significantly reduce heat losses, improve comfort and reduce fuel bills. This new training course will provide a unique opportunity to see the latest developments in low energy retrofits. The course also covers Passivhaus and Enerphit principles and provides guidance on how to optimise specifications to offset condensation risk.
In our latest blog Darren O'Gorman (Technical Support Engineer) answers some common questions asked about the cost of making a building airtight. These questions include What savings can be made by making a dwelling airtight, What airtightness should one be aiming for and is there a problem with a building being to airtight