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Interior side of External Walls - Passive House Insulation Series (part 6)

Niall Crosson

By Niall Crosson

Friday 17th July 2020

Airtightness is one of the key pillars on which low energy, durable healthy buildings are constructed.

Interior side of External Walls - Passive House Insulation Series (part 6) Interior side of External Walls - Passive House Insulation Series (part 6)

The airtightness strategy and materials used to make my new build Passive House airtight is described in this video. I outline the use of airtight structural boards and Tescon Vana airtight tape.  I also explain how to pre-plan key junctions for follow on trades to improve performance, reduce complexity and reduce costs.

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Niall Crosson

Niall Crosson

Group Technical Manager (BTech, MEngSc, MIEI, CEPHC)

Niall is the Group Technical Manager for Ecological Building Systems and was also the company’s first employee. Niall holds a first class honours degree as a Bachelor of Technology and a Masters in Eng.Sc. Niall is a certified Passivhaus Consultant and has provided technical guidance on many award winning low energy projects in Ireland and the UK, and has authored or co-authored several chapters in both the Passivhaus Handbook and the Passivhaus Designers Manual. Niall is also on the board of directors of the Irish Green Building Council and provides guidance on several national standards committees.  Along with this, Niall has contributed to several construction publications including The Journal of the RIAI.

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