PAUL MCNALLY (Director)
Approved Member Of Éasca
Certified PassivHaus Designer
Paul graduated with honours in architecture from Bolton Street D.I.T. in 1998, practiced in Ireland and Australia and became a member of the RIAI in 2002.
Paul worked with Murray O’Laoire, McCullough Mulvin, Kelly Barry O’Brien Whelan and Cox Richardson before going into private practice in 2004, with a view to specialising in PassivHaus architecture. In 2009 Paul earned a Masters degree in architecture with Merit in Advanced Environment and Energy studies with a thesis looking at efficiency aspects of PassivHaus design.
Paul is a member of and has presented at the PassivHaus Association of Ireland’s annual conferences, attended the International PH conferences in Germany and Austria, presented at the North American Passive House Network Conference in New York in 2016 and the Vienna International PassivHaus conference in 2017 and is a Certified PassivHaus Designer.
What is Nearly Zero Energy Building anyway?
Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) is the building standard which will be mandatory for non residential buildings by 2018, by EU Directive. PassivHaus is the most effective way to achieve this legislative standard for most buildings. See our blog post on NZEB here.
The practice is one of Ireland’s only architects to have designed and completed both residential and commercial PassivHaus Certified buildings.