New passive house design challenge for students

New passive house design challenge for students

The Passive House Association of Ireland has announced its inaugural all-Ireland design charrette, in UCD on 5 and 6 November, in advance of its annual conference which takes place on 7 November in UCD.

Colleges are invited to take part in this competition, which will provide students with the opportunity to learn about low energy and passive house design in a fun and dynamic environment.

The winning team will present their project to an international audience during the Passive House See the Light Conference on 7 November. The purpose of the charrette is to allow students to experience working in a team environment. Multidisciplinary design teams will comprise four students and one mentor.

The project will be based on a real life urban house project. The challenge will be presented by Dublin City Council on Wednesday 5 November, after which the teams have 24 hours to come up with the winning design and convince an international panel, chaired by Prof Robert Hastings, of the merits of their design.

The winners will share in a prize fund of €1500, which has been kindly sponsored by the UCD Earth Institute. To find out more and register your team for this exciting event, visit or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last modified on Wednesday, 15 October 2014 14:56

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