Lancaster student wins eco design award

The School of Architecture from Lancaster University and Ecological Building Systems UK formed a partnership in 2021 to award the best eco-design produced by first year students of the BA (Hons) Architecture at the university.

CVC Direct launch MVHR add-on for space heating & cooling

Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) systems are an efficient way of providing the necessary ventilation with very few heat losses for airtight dwellings. However, MVHR systems can also be used for space heating or back up heating.

Partel launches new Euroclass A2 fire-rated vapour control system

Partel’s newly launched Euroclass A2 Izoperm Plus vapour control system, designed for internal applications in energy efficient buildings, has become the first fire-rated solution in this class developed in Ireland.

Soprema launches insulation made from recycled jeans

Soprema is turning workwear into sustainable insulation with its launch of Pavatextil P, a versatile material made from recycled cotton and denim, and with “superb thermal performance and buildability benefits”.

IG Masonry support claims 'carbon neutral' status

Innovative manufacturer of brickwork support systems IG Masonry Support has become the first company in its sector – and the first company in the Keystone Group – to achieve “carbon neutral” status.

Prestige Aluclad supplying passive Viking windows nationwide

Prestige Aluclad is the new brand name in Ireland for Viking Windows, the supplier of passive house and low energy timber and aluminium-clad windows from Estonian manufacturer Viking.

Daikin streamer technology inactivates 99.9% of SARS-CoV-2

New research has confirmed the effectiveness of Daikin’s patented streamer technology, which successfully inactivated more than 99.9 per cent of SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes Covid-19, after irradiating the virus for three hours.

WWETB's popular NZEB courses move online

The Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Board (WWETB), one the country’s leading providers of practical construction training for nearly zero energy building (NZEB), has moved most of its NZEB training courses online to facilitate critical upskilling during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Be aware of your retrofit obligations –

Leading energy consultancy has advised homeowners considering renovation projects to be aware of their potential obligations under Part L of the building regulations. The regulations set mandatory energy performance targets for dwellings undergoing “major renovation”.

Forbo launches new glue-free flooring

Sustainable flooring manufacturer Forbo has launched a new line-up of high traffic acoustic vinyl flooring that includes a new glue free flooring range.
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