Near zero: Pat Cox and his wife, Cathy, bought the house on Maretimo Gardens East in 1984, mainly because of its panoramic vista of Dublin Bay

Architect Art McCormack remembers “shivering over cups of tea” in the front room of a semi- detached house in Blackrock, Co Dublin, talking to former (...)

NUI Galway Engineering Building: passive structure

If you’ve ever wondered what a “near zero energy building” (NZEB) looks or feels like, this is your chance to find out. Dozens of them will be open to(...)

Wolfgang Feist with models of Passive House windows. Photograph: PHI

Prof Wolfgand Feist, doyen of the low-energy passive house movement, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s “See the Light” conference at the D(...)