Achieving Airtightness, Why and How: The need for joined up thinking for joined up building!

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    A half-day seminar exploring the theory and practice of achieving higher levels of airtightness – how to ‘build tight and ventilate right’

    Fintan Wallace, Architectural Technologist with Ecological Building Systems, will provide a presentation outlining why airtightness is now recognised as a key element in realising higher performance more durable healthy buildings. Niall Crosson, Group Technical Manager at Ecological Building Systems, will then provide a case study on the building of his new home in Ireland to Passivhaus levels of performance. Finally, the Ecological team have filmed their airtightness practical session, so you will be able to watch how to install membranes, tapes and seals.

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    • Presentation by Fintan Wallace outlining why airtightness is now recognised as a key element in realising higher performance more durable healthy buildings.
    • Case Study by Niall Crosson on the building of his new home in Ireland to Passivhaus levels of performance.
    • Practical Airtightness Installation – a demonstration video filmed to show installation of airtighness membranes, tapes and seals with lot of hints and tips for all the key junctions for an effective airtight building.
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