‘Low Energy Home’ Event April 2015

Members of the public were being invited to an event entitled ‘Your Cost Efficient Home’ which was held in the Market House, Monaghan on Saturday, 25 April 2015. The focus was on how to reduce your energy, water and waste bills. There were two key note presentations by experts in the area of low energy in the home – Michael Hanratty of Energy Action and Frank Cooney of Cooney Architects. The presentations were followed by workshops on Heating / Insulation, Electricity, Composting and Water and were ran by Jennifer McAree, Ollan Herr, Michael Connolly and Barry Mc Carron respectively.

Some of those that attended the event
Ollan Herr running the water workshop
Jennifer McAree runs the waste/composting workshop

Frank Cooney from Cooney Architects
Michael Hanratty, IHER Energy Services
Michael Hanratty, IHER Energy Services
Michael Hanratty is Managing Director of IHER Energy Services, and Energy Consultant to Energy Action, a charity which tackles fuel poverty in Dublin by the provision of insulation in the homes of older people and low income people. Camcas is the equivalent in Cavan – Monaghan. Michael also manages the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Open Doors Ireland event which showcases practical experiences of designing and living in low energy buildings.#

Frank Cooney, Cooney Architects
Frank Cooney, Cooney Architects
Frank Cooney B.Arch MRIAI is an architect who has 20 years working experience in the area of sustainable architecture and design. Frank with his wife Patricia McCaffrey established Cooney Architects in 1995. They have won many awards including a  gold medal winner of the Green Apple Award for ‘Built Environment and Architectural Heritage’ in 2012, for a low energy retrofit and extension of a period house in Dublin They also won a silver medal Green Apple Award for the retrofit to almost Passivhaus standard, of their own nineteenth century farmhouse in Cavan.

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