In 2009 a house was constructed in the Eco Village in Cloughjordan which achieved an energy performance of A3 using a range of low energy construction methods and materials. The development of this building was part of the EU funded SERVE project which stimulated investment in sustainable energy technologies and systems in North Tipperary.
A detailed analysis of the energy performance of the building was completed and details are available to download below:
Appendices SERVE_D2 06 Eco Village Case Study Appendix
The construction details of the house are as follows:
A two story detached building with a pitched roof and a single story annex with a flat roof constructed on the east side to provide utility services & food storage.
The building consists of 4 bedrooms, kitchen, living, study, bathroom and WC.
The construction materials consist of
- Ground floor insulated strip foundation
- Hemp Lime external walls
- Pitched roof with unoccupied attic space, insulated with cellulose insulation. Roof slates are recycled rubber and
- Windows are energy efficient timber frame triple glazed with argon filled low emissivity glass.
- The doors are high specification sealed timber doors.
Total floor area = 170m2
Provisional BER rating of A3 or 72.5 KW/hrs/m2/yr