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Aereco

Euro Business Park, Unit 703 Little IslandAeroco
Co Cork
Ireland
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www.aereco.com

Contact Person: Simon Jones 021 429 60 30

Aereco S.A. manufacturer 'intelligent' ventilation systems.  The group employs more than 250 people worldwide and has a turnover of €30 million.  Each year, around 1.7 million of its components are installed in more than 200,00 dwellings.  Aereco Ltd was created in February 2008 to serve the Irish ventilation market and now distributes mainly Aereco products from its base in Little Island, County Cork. 

The main difference compared to other ventilation companies is that Aeroco manufacture demand-controlled products which automatically adapt the airflows to the specific requirements in each room.  As a consequence, their porducts reduce heat losses by 30 to 50%.  Being the inventor of the humidity sensor in 1984, Aereco mainly use humidity sensitive terminals.  Apart from mechanical and hybrid ventilation they also promote passive stack ventilation.

In the office they do the usual little steps; less printing, more recycling etc, also their electricity comes from Airtricity.  Aereco state that with their ventilation products, the heat loss reduction generated by the fans and terminals greatly outweighs the carbon footprint of their manufacturing.  A recent comparison between intermittent fans, standard MEV, humidity sensitive MEV and MVHR shows that the humidity sensitive MEV system had the lower CO2 emissions of all four.

Biocycle

Unit 107 Baldoyle Industrial Estatehttp://www.biocycle.ie/
Dublin 13
Ireland
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www.biocycle.ie

Contact Person: Frank Cavanagh 01-8391000

Biocycle Ltd provides treatment solutions for domestic wastewater from single dwellings up to 1000 population equivalent.  Biocycle is the only wastewater treatment company to offer a complete turnkey service from greenfield to finished plant.  Their services include expert advice, professional site suitability assessment, project requirement evaluation, custom designed and manufactured plant and appropriate treated effluent disposal.  They also carry out and ongoing maintenance and servicing, monitoring, sampling and analysis if required and certification of compliance with building and other regulations.  Their treatment plants have been tested and certified to meet the standard IS EM 12566-3 in accordance with the Construction Products Directive. 

Biocycle is continuously endeavouring by various means to improve the efficiency of their product in reducing the contaminants contained in wastewater.  They are also at the industry forefront in matching the energy demand of treatment plants in operation to intermittently varying flows and loads.  The exceptional efficiency and storage capacity of the Biocycle design concept results in greatly extended desludging intervals with consequent energy saving.

Conservation Engineering Consultants

89 Booterstown Avenue Blackrockconservation-ec-logo.png
Co Dublin
Ireland
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www.conservationengineering.ie

Contact Person: Niall Coughlan 01-209 0108

Conservation Engineering Consultants are sustainable engineering design consultants, offering advice to clients on the energy consumption, carbon emissions and the environmental impacts of the buildings being designed/occupied.  Their background in building services engineering gives them a sound, basic understanding of how and where buildings consume energy.  The staff include qualified DEAP Assessors, Commercial BER (NEAP) Assessors and registered BREEAM Assessors. 

Their main environmental impacts arise due to their use of offices and transport.  In order to reduce these impacts they are reviewing the efficiency of their offices in terms of heating, lighting and equipment uses.  They endeavour to car share and use pubic transport where possible to attend meeting.  Conservation Engineering Consultants projects include Watermint, a development in Cabinteely containing Ireland's first A1 rated properties.

CosiHomes (Derchil Group)

Unit 11, Block 4 Ashbourne Business ParkCosiHOMES
Ashbourne, Co. Meath
Ireland
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www.cosihomes.ie

Contact Person: Paddy Sweeney 01-8010066

CosiHOMES install external using External Thermal Insulating Composite Systems (ETIC Systems). They also install cavity wall insulation using the 27 plus Graphite Silver Bead Injected Cavity Wallbead System. CosiHomes offer several solutions for attic insulation, in addition to the traditional roll-out method they supply and fit blown in and rigid board systems for more unusual shaped attic spaces. The services they offer also include installing boilers and heating controls.

Delap and Waller EcoCo

Bloomfield House Bloomfield Avehttp://www.delapandwaller.com/ecoco.php
Dublin 8
Ireland
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www.delapandwaller.com

Contact Person: Jay Stuart 01 4113058

In 2005, Delap and Waller, a premier provider of building services designs and EcoCo, a leading Sustainable Building Consultancy joined forces to launch Delap and Waller EcoCo. The concept of this unique integrated service was to offer multi-level solutions that are sustainable, energy efficient, adaptable and integrated with the building design.
They have developed an approach to sustainable design which integrates both architecture and building services, with environmental performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness as core principles. In a rapidly changing market and legislative environment, they endeavour to develop innovative and flexible solutions and to add both ecological and financial value to their projects. The services of Delap & Waller EcoCo are equally beneficial for the master planning and detail design of buildings as well as the efficient operation of existing building stock.

Ecocem

Portview House, 3rd Floor, Thorncastle Street http://www.ecocem.ie/
Ringsend, Dublin 4
Ireland
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www.ecocem.ie

Contact Person: David O'Flynn 01-6670900

Ecocem's environmentally friendly cement is a recycled product manufactured from ground granulated blast furnace slag (GGBS), a by-product of steel making.  Its manufacture saves energy, CO2 and other emissions when compared to the manufacture of ordinary cement.

Ecocem reduce the CO2 emissions of the construction industry by over 1000 tonnes per day.  Concrete made with Ecocem is stronger, more durable and therefore more sustainable than that which is made with ordinary cement.  In order to reduce their environmental impact Ecocem have implemented various energy saving initiatives.  The Ecocem plant only ever runs at night (sales permitting) and never between the hours of 5 and 7.  They have also installed lighter belt drives and elevators to reduce electricity consumption. 

Specifying GGBS cement is tens of thousands of times more effective in reducing CO2 emissions than recycling paper. Don’t stop recycling paper, but do start specifying GGBS cement!

Ecological Building Systems

Main Street Athboyhttp://www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com/
Co Meath
Ireland
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www.ecologicalbuildingsystems.com

Contact Person: Niall Crosson 046 9432104

Ecological Building Systems has been at the forefront of airtight and windtight building products and natural insulations for nearly a decade, based in County Meath, the company has developed a complete range of environmental building solutions to meet the needs of energy efficient, low carbon builders. The range includes pro clima for airtightness and windtightness, GUTEX soft boards, Calsitherm climate board, Thermo-Hemp insulation and many more.

Ecological Building Systems is about supporting and supplying the Irish and UK market with both the technical know how and quality tried and tested products for the sustainable building industry.

Econstruction Products

Block 540, Unit A3, Grants Crescent, Greenogue Business Park econps
Rathcoole, Co Dublin
Ireland
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www.econps.ie

Contact Person: Barry McCarthy 01-401 9729

Econstruction Products are dedicated to providing sustainable building materials that reduce CO2 emissions.  BioBased, their soy-based spray foam insulation is an effective product that meets Part L requirements.  BioBased Insulation expands and naturally fills every crevice and void to help create a sealed thermal and air-tight envelope, which can help reduce energy costs by up to 50% while minimising environmental side effects.  For every kilo of soy polyol that replaces one kilo of petroleuum there is a 5.5 kilo CO2 benefit to the environment.  Bobased Insulation is installed by a team of fully trained and approved contractors.   Econstruction Products' passion for sustainability issues means that they continue to source and supply ecologically friendly building solutions. 

Econsturction Products' commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and manage its impact on the environment has recently been reinforced by its decision to become a carbon neutral organisation. Econsturciton products will continues to reduce, re-use, recycle and review its energy efficiency as an organisation committed to making the change.

Ecoscan

Knocknageeha Ballintogherhttp://www.ecoscan.ie/
Co Sligo
Ireland
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www.ecoscan.ie

Contact Person: Christ Spoorenberg 071- 9118839

Ecoscan investigates energy efficiency and environmental impact across a range of applications.  Their main area is the property sector where they deliver air tightness testing, thermography and energy ratings, but they are also extending towards the industrial sector to help optimise their products.  They help people to open their eco-eyes by showing the opportunities and helping them to understand basic ideas regarding energy

For EcoScan the most important customer is the environment and the most important challenge is the public.  It starts with convincing the public that the easiest and most effective ways to preserve our environment is in fact to stop wasting energy and gradually move to responsible consumption of sustainable goods. 

If two sand loaded lorries meet on the same road, heading in opposite directions... hopefully people will be scratching their heads.

Energy Solutions

G12 Spade Centre, North King St.http://www.energysolutions.ie/
Dublin 7
Ireland
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www.energysolutions.ie

Contact Person: Fergal Purcell 01-617 4853

Energy Solutions is an independent, professional energy services company. They assist clients in the industrial, commercial and residential sectors achieve energy and cost savings.

Forbo Flooring

2 Deansgrange Business Park http://www.forbo-flooring.ie/
Blackrock, Co Dublin
Ireland
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www.forbo-flooring.ie
01 289 8898

Forbo is a leading producer of flooring systems, adhesives, as well as power transmission and conveyor belt solutions. Forbo Ireland, based in Deansgrange, Co Dublin, is the sales organisation in Ireland for the flooring division. While Forbo produce and sell a vast range of specialist flooring products, they are best known for the natural, linoleum products Marmoleum and Artoleum.
Environmentally, Forbo are recognised as a world leader and have, as global company policy for decades, endeavoured to reduce environmental impact of their products and production processes. They have received many awards and certifications from environmental protection bodies all over the world.

As demand for sustainable design grows and specifiers try to adhere to green building regulations, determining which floor-covering has genuine eco-credentials is increasingly important. The environmental impact of a floor covering is best measured by a full life cycle assessment. LCAs chart the environmental impact of products in every stage of their lives, from production of raw materials right through to disposal. Marmoleum, which is produced from renewable resources, scores exceptionally well in LCA studies, as the use of sustainable raw materials ensures low environmental impact at each stage. It is one of the first floor coverings to publish independently done, peer reviewed LCA studies and has been awarded a number of coveted environmental certifications. Including the Scandinavian Swan and Nature Plus labels in recognition of its outstanding performance.

Graph Architects

3 Mountain View Cottages http://www.grapharchitects.com/index.html
Ranelagh, Dublin 6
Ireland
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www.grapharchitects.com

Contact Person: Fernando Girbal 01-4125784

GRAPH ARCHITECTS was founded in 2010 as an architectural practice specialised in sustainable design and building conservation. Currently they have 2 permanent staff focused on architectural design and consultancy, in particular sustainable and Passive House design, historic building consultancy and conservation. Their practice understands the environmental impact of construction and embraces their professional and social responsibility to effect and promote sustainable development.

Green Tec Eco Homes Ltd

Main Street Craughwellhttp://www.greentec.ie/
Co Galway
Ireland
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www.greentec.ie

Contact Person: Niall Dolan 091 846703
Fax: 091 876775

GreenTec Eco Homes Ltd specialise in the building of Ecological and Passive Homes certified to the highest standards. During each build careful consideration is given to the quality products used to maintain respect for the environment.

GreenTec Eco Homes Ltd promotes the use of Natural Ecological Building Products and Recycled Materials, from Timber Frame and Insulation to a Natural Paint Finish. Our products are sourced nationally where possible but also internationally to provide clients with a high end result.

Services include:

  •     Passive House Building
  •     Passive Foundation Systems
  •     Low Carbon Natural Homes
  •     Advanced Air-Tight Timber Frames
  •     Ecological Building Products
  •     Condensation Risk Analysis
  •     Natural Insulation Products

 

Greenhus Ltd

Dromforde Dromourneen http://www.greenhusltd.com/
Bantry, Co Cork
Ireland
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www.greenhusltd.com

Contact Person: Bill Hatchett +353-27-55922

Greenhus builds passive and low energy buildings using the Swedish-engineered EKOMER closed-panel system.  We now fabricate in Ireland under Swedish supervision from Karlsonhus.  Greenhus is an Irish family company.  Greenhus can be carbon neutral in construction and they build some of the most sustainable and lowest energy and cost effective buildings available in Ireland.  

We use recycled and fully sustainable materials throughout their buildings.  We build healthy houses; healthy because they use minimal chemicals in the construction and healthy because their houses are good to live in,  no damp, no mold, no spores .  We have a policy of managing recycled materials of the building sites and any waste timber is used to heat their offices. 



Greenhus building principles include: 


  •     Use as little as possible of the world's non sustainable resources.
  •     Use as little man made materials as possible.
  •     Use materials that promote biodiversity.
  •     Use recyclable materials as much as possible.

Heffernan & Associates Architects

Barna Villagehttp://www.haa.ie/
Galway
Ireland
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www.haa.ie

Contact Person: David Heffernan 091 590374

Heffernan and Associates have been practicing energy conscious design for at least 25 years.  They studied developments using passive solar gain in Milton Keynes in the early 1980s.  In 1985 they designed the first commercial application of passive solar gain in a development of six houses in London.  These houses used the glazed stairwell as a collection chamber for the heat which is then distributed to the living areas of the south facing homes.  At the same time they were using low water content, low temperature aluminum radiators and efficient combi boilers. 

Sustainable design principles have become the starting point of all their design projects now.  The recently started the design process on a new office building.  The basic orientation, plan format and plan depth was designed to ensure natural light and ventilation could be achieved.  The site orientation and deciduous trees enabled them to maximise passive solar gain and achieve shading in summer.  The courtyard was designed to allow cross flow ventilation and as a by product create a peaceful oasis for staff.  These passive measures along with active measures such as solar panels, heat pumps and heat recovery from computers will produce a very low energy consuming development

Joseph Little Architects

Lower Ground, 10 North Great George's Sthttp://www.josephlittlearchitects.com/
Dublin 1
Ireland
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www.josephlittlearchitects.com

Contact Person: Joseph Little 01 874 7571

Joseph Little Architects is a Dublin-based practice which is unusual in that it also has a training and building fabric consultancy wing (Building Life Consultancy). This means that we have in-house facilities and competencies that are unparalleled in an Irish architectural practice of any size. We are very focused on the science of architecture, serving the Client and the greater Environment.
 
Joseph Little Architects gives a range of services from short consultancies, to appropriate retrofit of traditional buildings, to Passivhaus and EnerPHit extensions and new build, both domestic and commercial: in each case science underpins our decisions and protects the client. A retrofit-extension of the practice in Monkstown, Dublin, became the first Irish super-low energy retrofit (of any building type) to be certified by the Passivhaus institute of Germany in late 2012. It is one of the first five of its kind worldwide.
 
Building Life Consultancy provides hygrothermal, condensation and mould risk analysis using the full suite of WUFI software, thermal bridge analysis, and physical assessments of problem buildings. Little and his team teach a range of courses about these tools and analysis methods and teach architects low energy, compliant design on behalf of the RIAI.

MCO Projects Ltd

Entrance 121/122, Capel St. http://www.mco.ie/
Dublin 1
Ireland
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www.mco.ie
+353 1 887 0630

MCO Projects Ltd is an award-winning company specialising in sustainable design and 4D Planning. Working with the public, community and private sectors, MCO Projects is committed to delivering innovative, sustainable solutions in a practical way through consultation with stakeholders. Our multidisciplinary team works with our clients to deliver complex projects that require solutions in an economic, physical, social, and cultural context. We implement local area-based projects, including healthcare and assisted living, sports and parks, culture and urban development initiatives.

4D Planning is our process management approach where we map existing assets and resources to inform new ideas, and future proof those ideas by taking into account how people can sustainably use buildings and places over time. MCO Projects’ core competence is in our ability to problem-solve by working collaboratively with client partners and stakeholders, often in challenging and complex circumstances.

MCO Projects was established by Laura Magahy and Eve-Anne Cullinan (former Executive Directors of Temple Bar Properties) and provides services certified by National Standards Authority of Ireland ISO 9001:2008 and 14001:2004 in project management, risk and procurement management, architecture, masterplanning and urban design, sustainable energy planning and change management. Recent projects include: Great Northern Haven (a unique intelligent lifetime adaptable home for independent living for older people); Fr Collins Park (Ireland’s first sports park powered by wind turbine technology); and Mater Campus Hospital Development (an innovative, intelligent, energy efficient new hospital).

Mount Carrick Environmental

An Grianan, Park Avenuehttp://www.mountcarrickenvironmental.ie/
Dundalk, Co Louth
Ireland
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www.mountcarrickenvironmental.ie

Contact Person: Brendan Duffy 042 9331492

Mount Carrick is a construction company that specialises in the construction of environmentally sustainable buildings.  Their in house architect designs innovative low and zero carbon homes.  They both supply and apply sustainable building materials.  They carry out assessments and also retrofit homes to the highest energy conservation standards.  Identifying and meeting the client's needs within their budget is of central importance and all projects are carried out to budget and to programme. 

At Mount Carrick they specify materials for use in their office and building projects with the highest sustainability credentials.  They use products and materials that are generated with a low environmental impact and use local products and employ local contractors to reduce their carbon footprint associated with transport.  They enforce a strict separation and recycling policy of all waste on all their sites.  They re-use and salvage materials as much as possible.  Their own offices are retrofitted to the highest energy conservation standard and are centrally located to enable easy access.

NICER Training

231 The Tramyard, Spa Roadhttp://www.nicertraining.ie/
Dublin 8
Ireland
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www.nicertraining.ie

Contact Person: Devyn Olson Sawyer 01 454 6411

NICER Training was developed as a branch of NICER (National Irish Centre for Energy Rating) for the purpose of providing training in energy, green building, and other sustainability areas. Bill Quigley and Patrick Duffy, both Chartered Engineers, founded the National Irish Centre for Energy Rating Ltd., (NICER) in 1991, to use the measurement and software approach developed by NICER to offer energy audits and ratings for Irish houses.

Paul McNally Architecture

15 Elden, Maryborough Hillhttp://pmnarchitecture.com/
Douglas, Cork
Ireland
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pmnarchitecture.com

Contact Person: Paul McNally 0212429455

Paul McNally Architects specialise in ecological design, eco-refurbishment and passive houses. They work by the principles of ecological design which include proper planning with appropriate density, use mix and public transport systems. They design energy efficient buildings of all types, from low-embodied energy building products, providing the balance of energy demand with renewables where possible.

Sheep Wool Insulation

Unit 1, Railway Business Parkhttp://www.sheepwoolinsulation.ie/
Rathdrum, Co Wicklow
Ireland
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www.sheepwoolinsulation.ie

Contact Person: David Pierce 0404-46100

Sheep Wool Insulation is an innovative partnership between nature and technology to produce a range of thermal and acoustic insulation products made from 100% pure new sheep’s wool, manufactured to the highest specifications.

Sheep Wool Insulation was formed to bring the most effective, healthy and sustainable insulation products to the market. The raw material is pure new sheep’s wool, a natural fibre which has kept man warm (and cool) for thousands of years. As an organic material, wool has characteristics such as safety, breathability, and resistance to fire that are very desirable in modern methods of construction. Wool is renewable, reusable and recyclable and ultimately biodegradable.

We continuously review our carbon footprint and environmental impact and change our product and practices accordingly. Our recent aim has been to minimise embodied energy within our thermal insulation products, which we have achieved by compressing our products up to 3:1 during transport. We ask customers to return product packaging which we reuse to reduce waste.

Solearth Ecological Architecture

93 Meath St.http://www.solearth.com/
Dublin 8
Ireland
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www.solearth.com

Contact Person: Mike Haslam 01- 4005790

Solearth is an ecological architecture practice founded in 1998 and based in Dublin. Their range of work is from domestic to medium scale.  Solearth is about regenerating the environment through design and addressing urban problems . Their work uses ecological design to arrive at solutions that are mutually beneficial to the client, user and the environment.  Solearth aims to provide beautiful high performance, low impact, solutions to architectural, planning and process problems and undertakes to regenerate the environment and its natural processes whilst providing a modern human habitat.

Solearth is located in their self designed low energy Daintree Building. Paper use is minimised, re-use of paper in-house is maximised.  Plastics, paper, card-board, cartridges, glass are all collected for recycling. An office compost system deals with compostable matter. The office utilises as much as possible healthy, low-embodied energy materials and re-used articles in its projects.  Journeys within Dublin City are made by bicycle. All other journeys use public transport as a preference.  Carbon off-setting is used for any longer journeys.

Wain Morehead Architects

NSC Campushttp://www.wma.ie/
Mahon, Cork
Ireland
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www.wma.ie

Contact Person: John Morehead 021-2307150
Fax: 021-2307160

Wain Morehead Architects Limited has been at the cutting edge of low energy design and timber construction since the inception of the practice in 1995. With many low energy and award winning projects already to their credit, they are continually researching and developing components, details and whole building systems that contribute to the performance and practicality of all their projects and most importantly, the well being and comfort of their clients.