Russlestown (Nzeb or even passive Standard)

Although this property was issued an A3 Rating it actually performs at a Passive house standard. The owners have occupied the house for a full year and we are able to show all of the Heating and hot water costs to date.


We have considered the rules and formula's applied by the current BER that gave this property A3 rated. Heating season duration, target room temperatures, hot water usage per person applied from M2 of building and outside average temperatures. 

Image 1 shows the total years house heating consumption as 822KW's or (€125@15cent per KW) We design the heating system to control all rooms separately each having their own thermostat. The homeowners target room temperatures for this property were 20 Deg to all areas except their living area this they preferred at 22 Deg (BER assessments are standardise to 18 all rooms and 21 living area) 

Image 2 shows the hot water heating consumption to be 472KW's or (€70@15cent per WK)  This household fits the water usage criteria set out in the BER methodology


 'We employed Mark to build two extensions to  our property. He was inspirational on the use of technology to help us decide on the best way forward with the design. He suggested many ways in which we could improve our design which we are extremely happy about.'

 ' We were looking for a builder to reroof our cottage. It had been thatched but we wanted to have a slate roof installed.  We were also very anxious that character of the house be maintained.  From the first visit to our home by Mark Young I was convinced that he was the right person for the job.'


 'It was an absolute pleasure to work with Mark and his team. His professional approach to his work and his attention to detail was outstanding.  But the thing that stood out in my mind most was that no matter how much work you put into the design process there will always be changes during the build, which I have to admit I did quiet a bit.'