Passive House Podcast co-hosts Ilka Cassidy and Mary James interview Helena McElmeel of Helena McElmeel Architects in Galway, Ireland. They explore architecture and Passive House design, and discuss her innovative strategies for addressing overheating, including exterior shading, after surpassing overheating goals in the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP).
Helena sheds light on the challenges and opportunities of promoting Passive House principles in Western Ireland, emphasizing the urgent need to align construction practices with climate change realities. Helena also discusses crucial aspects of windtightness and airtightness in Passive House construction, uncovering their role in energy efficiency and indoor comfort.
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RIAI 2023 Climate Change Update: