New passive house design challenge for students
The Passive House Association of Ireland has announced its inaugural all-Ireland design charrette, in UCD on 5 and 6 November, in advance of its annual conference which takes place on 7 November in UCD.
Colleges are invited to take part in this competition, which will provide students with the opportunity to learn about low energy and passive house design in a fun and dynamic environment.
The winning team will present their project to an international audience during the Passive House See the Light Conference on 7 November. The purpose of the charrette is to allow students to experience working in a team environment. Multidisciplinary design teams will comprise four students and one mentor.
The project will be based on a real life urban house project. The challenge will be presented by Dublin City Council on Wednesday 5 November, after which the teams have 24 hours to come up with the winning design and convince an international panel, chaired by Prof Robert Hastings, of the merits of their design.