- Category: Green Building Archive
Tuesday Nights until 10th June | 7.00-9.00pm | Individual seminars are €30 with 20% discount for Cultivate & EASCA members | Book 5 online for €135
A 10 week series of
Following on from the popular Green Building Forum, Cultivate in association with EASCA is pleased to announce this series of
Renovating Period Houses – 1st April
Colm Murray (Heritage Council)
Look at ways of retrofitting a period building in an ecological manner without compromising its original features.
Timber Frame Houses – Thursday 10th April
Duncan Stewart - Architect
Explore the benefits of building with timber frame and the options available to people planning a new build.
Building for Community – 15th April
Brian O'Brien (Solearth Ecological Architecture)
Explore the ecological gains that can come from planning ecologically for an entire community including district heating systems, reed bed sewage systems and public transport.
Passive Houses – 29th April
Tomas O’Leary (Mosart) & Lars Petterson (Scandinavian Homes)
Learn about the elements needed in passive house construction, including insulation, ventilation, materials etc.
Renewable Energy Options for our Homes – 6th May
Quentin Gargin (Ecologics)
Investigate the range of renewable energy options available for homes including solar thermal systems, photovoltaics, wind turbines, micro-hydro and heat pumps.
Intelligent Green Buildings – 13th May
Richard Webb (IG Ireland)
Consider how intelligent systems can enhance the energy efficiency of green buildings.
Marcus McCabe (Hempire) & Henry Thompson (Old Builder's Company)
Explore the properties of a variety of natural materials available for building including straw bale, hemp, cob, and rammed earth.
Airtightness and Insulation – 27th May
Niall Crossan & Peter Smith (Ecological Building Systems)
Improve your building’s energy rating by exploring ways to achieve airtightness and learn about a range of natural insulation materials.
Natural Ventilation – 3rd June
Jay Stuart (Delap & Waller Ecoco)
Discover innovative designs to ventilate buildings passively.
Passive Solar Design – 10th June
Patrick Waterfield - Chartered Engineer
Examine ways of both maximising and minimising heat gains from the sun through design and orientation of your building