European Federation of Agencies and Regions for Energy and the Environment

Innovative energy solutions for eco-sustainable detached house, County Tipperary, Ireland

The case study deals with Site 91, a 2 Storey Detached House reported as a model for sustainable energy use in the eco village of Cloughjordan.



Start Date

November 2007

End Date

October 2012



The case study focuses on Site 91, a 2 Storey Detached House with a pitched roof. The dwelling has 4 bedrooms and a total floor area of 170 m2. It is constructed using a ground floor insulated strip foundation, Hemp Lime external walls, pitched roof with unoccupied attic space and with flat roof timber frame single storey annex. The house has been designed where the main living areas and bedrooms are all south facing. Over 50% of the glazing area is on the south face with only 10% of glazing on the north face.


Sustainable Energy for the Rural Village Environment (SERVE)

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