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The power in passive homes, which can heat and cool themselves

A passive house should only cost up to €200 a year in energy bills, so while good quality materials are expensive, they do result in cost and energy savings

23rd April, 2017
Projects by architectural firm and passive house specialists Innovative Homes Solutions

Building energy ratings, or BERs, are a compulsory part of Irish (Part L) building regulations. They’re not just handy when it comes to revealing how energy efficient (or not) an existing building is, but they set a bar when it comes to building efficiency, in that all new builds in Ireland must now be built to a minimum A2 energy rating.

In terms of energy-efficient buildings, passive standard is the holy grail equivalent.


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