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Carrigaline passive house

Carrigaline passive house

A striking new house in County Cork proves that meeting the passive house standard needn’t mean sacrificing good design, while the dwelling also boasts an innovative infra-red heating system, green materials, plus a unique approach to using climate data in low energy...
Our most airtight house?

Our most airtight house?

An experienced timber framer with an eye for detail, Tim O’Donovan set about building a low energy stick-built home in the Cork countryside and achieved a staggering level of airtightness. O’Donovan built his first timber frame house with his brother in 1995....
Energise Clonakilty

Energise Clonakilty

A group of activists in Clonakilty, west Cork want to convert the town’s energy supply to 100% renewables — and they want to do it in just nine years. The ambitious goal is outlined in a new study released by Sustainable Clonakilty, a local environmental group. If it...