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Ecological Building Systems picked up a Product of the Show award in the Best Services Provider category at this year’s SEAI Energy Show in Dublin. The company won the award for its ‘Better Building: Putting the Fabric First’ course.

a great honour to receive such recognition for the training and services we provide from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.”

“Training specifiers, energy consultants, builders and homeowners has always been the cornerstone of Ecological Building Systems services since our inception almost 15 years ago,” said Ecological Building systems’ senior engineer Niall Crosson.

Crosson continued: “While renewable energy is to be fully supported, the basic foundation of any low energy building, be it new build or retrofit, is to focus on the fabric. Airtightness, thermal continuity, ventilation and using more natural materials which contribute to a heathy living space are core components of the training we provide.”

“The company does not solely supply insulation and airtightness products of the highest quality. We also provide unsurpassed training and back up. With our extensive knowledge in regard to high performance, healthy construction – using natural materials – we are in a unique position to impart our knowledge to all those involved in the construction industry. Therefore it was

The Better Building course also introduces attendees to the basic principles of passive house buildings, and how to comply with the latest iteration of Part L of the building regulations. Training is provided by Crosson in conjunction with Roman Syzpura of Clioma House Ltd, who runs the highly skilled practical sessions. More details about the course can be found at Ecological Building Systems showcased Gutex woodfibre insulation, the Pro Clima intelligent airtightness system and other natural insulation materials and solutions at this year’s Energy Show in the RDS, Dublin on March 25 and 26. The show, SEAI’s annual business-to-business event, hosted over 170 exhibitors along with multiple networking events, an extensive electric vehicle showcase, live retrofit demonstrations, an international markets pavilion and a wide range of workshops.

(above) Niall Crosson of Ecological Building Systems receiving the company’s Product of the Show Award 2015 from (left) Brian Scannell, one of the judges, and (right) Tom Halpin, head of information at SEAI

Beam launch new MVHR controller technology Homeowners may be unaware of how their mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system is performing if the unit is in an out-ofreach location, such as a loft. So to give homeowners more control over their MVHR system, Beam Vacuum & Ventilation has launched Aurastat, an advanced remote programmable controller and display which is connected to Beam’s C Range of MVHR systems via a wired connection, and is typically located in a central location. Beam’s sales manager, Paula Osborne said: “We’re pleased to introduce Aurastat, an exclusive

control and display panel for our Axco C Range of MVHR systems. The display monitor is located within the habitable property and indicates system performance information such as filter change, boost speed, summer bypass, fan speed, digital humidity control, fault alerts etc. “Such information allows for greater flexibility and user interaction, whilst complying with new NHBC best practice guidance.” Osborne added that Beam strive to stay at the forefront of innovation and set new standards in the creation of healthy, energy efficient homes. For further information visit

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Ecological picks up award for fabric first course

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Passive house plus issue 11 (UK edition)  

Passive house plus issue 11 (UK edition)