• Mar 24
  • 9.00am - 1.00pm

Built to Last - Exploring a Deep and Circular Retrofit Case Study

  • Public Events
  • Dublin
Friday 24 March 2023
9.00am - 1.00pm
The Wood Quay Venue Wood Quay D08 RF3F Dublin 8

Event Information

Dublin City Council presents a half-day seminar to showcase the deep energy renovation of No.4 Findlater Street and a new free online resource called Built to Last Energy Efficiency Renovation in Traditional Dublin Homes, soon to be available on dublincity.ie. The seminar will have a particular focus on the renovation of No.4 Findlater Street, which was designed by architect and academic Joseph Little. The project has a notable focus on breathability, energy efficiency, material circularity, and Life Cycle Assessment. Suppliers of materials used in the energy renovation of No.4 Findlater Street will exhibit materials used in the project and will be on hand to answer your questions.

Built to Last examines a range of Dublin houses that have received energy-efficiency renovations and also examines the efficacy of potential works in a number of other houses, including No.4 Findlater Street. Built to Last was commissioned by Dublin City Council with grant support from the Heritage Council, with additional support from the Government Policy on Architecture Implementation Programme 2009 - 2015. The lead author and editor of Built to Last is Joseph Little who led a multi-disciplinary team including Fergal McGirl Architects and IHER Services Ltd. Additional editorial support was provided by ORS Ltd.

The half day seminar will take place in the Wood Quay Venue at the Civic Offices on Wood Quay. There is the option to visit 4 Findlater Street after the seminar, which is limited to 20 people.

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09.00 Registration / Tea Coffee / Meet with exhibitors
09.30 Seminar begins. Opening remarks and welcome – Charles Duggan (DCC Heritage Officer)
09.40 Demonstration of Built to Last – Roisin NicCoil (ORS Ltd)
10.00 Built to Last – Key insights from BTL Case Studies - Fergal McGirl (Fergal McGirl Architects)
10.40 Tea/Coffee (20 mins)
11.00 Deep and circular renovation of Findlater Street case study - Joseph Little (Keynote)
11.50 Passive House Planning Package and Life Cycle Assessment - Shane Fenton (Wain Morehead Architects) and Sara Carrigan
12.20 Concluding remarks Joseph Little
12.30 Bus to Findlater Street. Max 20 max. 2 groups of 10 on 10-minute visits. Booking is available at the registration desk on the day and is on a first come first served basis. No return bus provided!