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International Passive House Open Day, November 8th and 9th, 2019
It’s that time of year again, when our wonderful Passive House owners generously open their doors to a limited number of registered visitors to experience, first hand, the unsurpassed comfort levels that passive house brings and to see how we use PH informed and scientifically proven design to address climate change. Places are limited so […]
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Irish Architects Declare Climate & Biodiversity Emergency
We will seek to: Raise awareness of the climate and biodiversity emergencies and the urgent need for action amongst our clients and supply chains. Advocate for faster change in our industry towards regenerative design practices and a higher Governmental funding priority to support this. Establish climate and biodiversity mitigation principles as the key measure of […]
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Unite Behind the Science
We are striking for CLIMATE ACTION again and hope you will join us and thousands of others, this Friday, September 20th! The Global Climate Strike runs from the 20th to the 27th of September with 4638 events in 139 countries across the world… and the numbers are increasing! Find your closest strike to make sure […]
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Ahead of nZEB
Happy New Year and welcome to 2019 and #nZEB! Since 1st January, applicable to all new buildings, owned or occupied by the Public Sector, the new nZEB requirements become applicable to all new domestic projects after 1st April 2019. It is about time #Ireland took #Climate Change seriously. In 2009, we started on site with […]
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IGBC Webinar – Renewable Systems for nZEB Homes
Irish Green Building Council have been presenting nZEB – Webinar Series. Last week’s session, #3, was presented by John Morehead and and Matthew Theloke, OCSC on the topic of  ‘Renewable Systems for nZEB Homes‘. You can hear the playback on; https://www.igbc.ie/education/nzeb-webinars/   Webinars for IGBC members – Free For non-members: a single webinar – €20   […]
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Check out the new Passive House+ Magazine’s, Marketplace+ directory
Passive House Plus Magazine have a new online directory called the  Marketplace+, with a listing of Passive House Designers and other professionals and trades, specialising in Passive House construction. To read more what they say about us, click this link. Or go directly to the Marketplace+ directory
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Book your place to visit our West Cork A1 rated Certified Passive House for the 15th International Passive House Open Day on November 10th, 2018
Book your place now on www.phai.ie We are delighted that the lovely owners of our A1 BER rated West Cork Certified Passive House have generously agreed to, again, open their door for the 15th International Passive House Open Day, to a limited number of visitors. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience first hand, the […]
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HPI – a great new standard to benchmark your new home
It is nice to be in the INNOVATION category, which we achieved when our Cork City Passive House, which exceeded nZEB, was awarded the first ever HPI Gold certification!   A good HPI rating is not hard to get – all you need is the right; design team and ethos detailing materials people and suppliers […]
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Finishing Touches
Many hours later and the model is nearly completed, just adding the last finishing touches …. ! Well done guys! … another one is waiting to be built … ☺  
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Summer Break & Office Closure
We are going on our holidays and will close the office at 1:00 pm on Friday July 20th, reopening at 8:00 am on August 7th.
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West Cork Passive House – a GRAND DESIGN
Our West Cork Passive House was selected for inclusion in this month’s issue of GRAND DESIGNS as one of 10 Amazing Passive Houses from around the world.
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GDPR & Our Customer Privacy Policy
We, at Wain Morehead Architects, take our obligations to comply with the forthcoming GDPR, coming into effect this Friday May 25th, very seriously! Our updated privacy statement sets out our actions to comply with this new regulation, our continued commitment in respecting your privacy and to protecting your personal data.  
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Full House at Passive House Briefing
We would like to thank everyone who attended yesterday evening's latest Passive House Briefing at the Architecture Factory, Cork
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Hot off the press, Home&Build features our HPI Gold Certifed Passive House! ☺
Our HPI Gold certified Passive House is featured on and in the latest issue of Home & Build – Go to our ‘Publications’ page on our website to access the article or click HERE.   You can also see more about this and other projects on our portfolio section of our website; PORTFOLIO.   Let […]
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In Search of the Sun
International recognition with another feature – In Search of the Sun – in the beautiful aZero Publication, Spring 2018 edition. We have just received a copy of the beautiful Italian magazine aZero, in which we are again featured, this time with our Cork City Passive House – click here to go to our publications page […]
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Best of Houzz Design 2018
We are happy to once again have been awarded the Best of Houzz Design, 2018. 2017 has been a busy year with many projects on the drawing boards and new projects about to start on site. We look forward to showcasing them as they progress, so keep watching for updates. To see our work, follow or engage […]
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WE ARE HIRING!
We are looking for a Graduate Part II Architect, working towards Part III, to join our busy practice. We are passionate about low-energy / sustainable architecture and need you to be equally enthusiastic and to be eager to learn. You need to be good at working as part of a team and take instructions, all […]
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We have been shortlisted for ‘The Green Professional Services Award’
☺ we have just received notification that Wain Morehead Architects have been shortlisted for ‘The Green Professional Services Award‘! The winners will be announced on the 20th February 2018, so all our fingers are crossed till then! To read more about this competition please go to www.greenawards.ie or click  HERE.
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“Cork House Wins Standard in Sustainability” – The Irish Times
Our Cork City Passive House makes the headlines again with article in The Irish Times today!
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… Echo … Echo … read all about it …!
If you didn’t get your copy of last Wednesday’s Evening Echo, you still have a chance to read the article on our Cork City Passive House here…  
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Our Cork City Passive House has achieved the first ever HPI Gold accreditation!
WMA are delighted that our Cork City Passive House is the first project to receive HPI Gold Certification
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Wain Morehead Architects are delighted to announce their new web enabled NSAI Approved Thermal Modelling Service
Wain Morehead Architects are delighted to now offer their web enabled NSAI Approved Thermal Modelling Service. WMA's new web enabled service allows users to upload their documentation, receive a quotation, and submit payment in a cost effective and timely manner.
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International Passive House Open Day, November 11th, 2017
Book you place now on www.phai.ie ! The wonderful owners of our A1 rated West Cork Certified Passive House, have again, this year, agreed to open their doors to a limited number of visitors for this years International Passive House Open Day. This is a unique opportunity to experience first hand, the exceptional comfort a Passive […]
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WMA selected for the Cork Architectural Association Exhibition – L’Architecture Quotidienne
We are proud to announce that our Cork City Passive House has been selected to be included in this year’s Cork Architectural Association’s architecture exhibition, “L’Architecture Quotidienne”
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An Introduction to the Home Performance Index
John Morehead, of Wain Morehead Architects, will be speaking about the benefits, and his experience of the certification process for the Home Performance Index. The briefing session is organised by the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) in conjunction with Energy Cork at the Clayton Hotel, Cork City from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm tonight, Wednesday October […]
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New Passive House Undercroft
Things are getting exciting – the ground floor, suspended over a steep cliff site, of our latest passive house under construction. Click Here to see more details on our latest Passive House.
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We have been nominated for the Digital Marketing Awards 2017
We are chuffed to have been nominated for the DIGITAL MARKETING AWARDS 2017…. The area of advertising and marketing is relatively new to us architects and architectural firms, as it was previously not permitted. In latter years however, on the recommendation by CCPC (Competition and Consumer Protection Commission) and the widespread use of the internet […]
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We saved a client over €27,000 on insulation costs (ex VAT !!!)
To achieve the same energy value, without carrying out the Thermal Modelling Calculations, would have required an extra €27,000 worth of insulation to construct this particular A1 rated, Certified Passive House. Thermal Modelling allows for improved detailed design, so that localised heat losses can be reduced which minimises the risk of structural deterioration within the […]
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Passive House Plus is just out and featuring our Cork City Passive House
The latest issue of Passive House Plus is just out – and we are delighted to be featured – again!! Get your copy to read all about our  Cork City Passive House! To see more of the Cork City Passive House just click HERE!  
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Our fourth Passive House is under construction
Our latest, and fourth, Passive House is under construction on a very steep and beautiful Cork site, where one could be well mistaken for being on the Mediterranean Coast, if it was not for the magnificent views overlooking Cork Harbour – stay posted for updates!! Click Here to see more information or click Here to […]