Paul Doran

Paul began working with Pat Doran LTD on low energy buildings with the construction of his own house in 2012. From this positive experience he decided to join the company in 2014 and complete training on low energy building. To date he has put the theory into practice in both new build and retrofit with Passive House and Enerphit projects currently under way.  He holds a holds a certificate in 'Passive House Systems' from the 'Komzet Centre for Vocational Excellence' in Germany and is a certified Passive House Consultant. He has also being trained in the use of Passive House Planning Package (PHPP), the software tool used to determine if the requirements of a Passive House have been fulfilled.

The builder's view - why passive house doesn't cost extra

With this passive house in Co Kildare, father-and-son building team Pat and Paul Doran of Pat Doran Construction Ltd prove that meeting the strict low energy standard can be done for even less than a ‘normal’ build – to the tune of a €20,000 reduction in build costs compared to the Department of the Environment’s suggested compliance approach.

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