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Train-to-nZEB (Ep. 1 of Building Performance Interactive)

Train-to-nZEB (Ep. 1 of Building Performance Interactive)

In this first installment of our new UK/Ireland-based Building Performance Interactive monthly miniseries, Passive House luminary Tomás O'Leary will join cohosts Ben Adam-Smith (House Planning Help), Hugh Whiriskey (Partel), and Mike Jacob (KISS House) for "Train-to-nZEB - Centres of Excellence for High-Performance Buildings in EU."

Thursday, October 28, 2pm BST (9am EST).

The session will feature a live interactive focus on hands-on construction training to help the industry upskill in the area of high-performance building—insightful, real-world training that can deliver nZEB and Passive House targets in the context of the latest building regulations.

We will visit the Waterford and Wexford Education and Training Centres with Tomás, who will provide a tour of the centres and talk about his experience as an educator, as well as how crucial practical training programs on retrofits, airtightness, and ventilation have been in creating a stronger workforce and construction industry in Ireland and abroad.


Tomás O'Leary, Managing Director, MosArt: With almost 30 years of experience in construction training, Tomás is an enthusiastic and passionate advocate for all things Passive House, a jovial and motivational educator, experienced research scientist, and environmental entrepreneur. Globally accredited by the Passivhaus Institut as a Certifier of Passive House buildings and licensed training provider for the Passive House Consultant and Tradesperson programs.

Tomás and his family live in Ireland’s very first Passive House, which he built in 2005.


The Building Performance Interactive (BPI) - Design it. Shape it. Build it. approaches the need for professional hands-on training, and focuses on projects from Ireland, the UK, and Europe. It discusses building performance, the nZEB and Passive House standards, design solutions and techniques, sustainable building materials, and lessons learned that can help accelerate low-carbon construction to a bigger scale.

The 8-part monthly miniseries was developed by Passive House Accelerator in collaboration with Partel and brings together a line-up of fantastic co-hosts, speakers, and experts from across the green building industry. 

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