Co Cork house first self-build in Ireland to get environmental certification

A project designed by Wain Morehead Architects in Co Cork is the first self-build or one-off house in Ireland to the Home Performance Index (HPI) environmental certification, achieving a Gold label for environmental performance.

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Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email astrid.madsen@selfbuild.ie

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