The Countdown to Zero

9.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 12th October 2017

The Near Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) regulations are due to become mandatory in theRepublicofIrelandover the next couple of years. It is expected thatNorthern Irelandwill follow suit with a change in building regulations to meet the target of NZEB.

To help architects be at the forefront of these changes RSUA in partnership with the Passive House Association of Ireland and Quinn Building Products is running this seminar “The Countdown to Zero”.

Seminar content

Paul McAlister, Chairman of Passive House Association ofIreland

  • The challenges of meeting NZEB
  • Why use the PassivHaus system to comply with NZEB
  • Performance gap in traditional construction techniques and how this may be overcome

Declan Loane, Quinn Group

  • How the innovative Quinn-Lite blocks reduce the thermal losses at floor, wall and roof junctions

 Dr Shane Colclough

  • Presentation of a recently completed commercial housing development in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford which is both Passive House certified and NZEB compliant. The development was ground breaking because the cost of construction was the same as dwellings constructed to building regulations standard.

Eddie Ward of Gapo-group

  • How to avoid the performance gap – an innovative new product.

Questions and answers

Key details

9.30am to 12.30pm on Thursday 12th October 2017
Tea and coffee served from 9.00am
Lecture Room 2, Riddel Hall,Stranmillis Road,Belfast
Directions:  Link/map



RSUA Practice Service Scheme members £30 + VAT
RSUA Members £36 + VAT
Non-members £40 + VAT

Book your place online or contact Julia Leaker (
Cheques should be made out to RSUA and sent to 2 Mount Charles,Belfast,BT7 1NZ

If you have any queries about this course please contact Julia or Jeanette on 0280 9032 3760.