New homes still guzzle energy

Large energy efficient homes consume less per sqm but their overall energy use is higher than smaller, older and less energy efficient homes.

In this article we cover:

  • How house sizes negate energy efficiency boost
  • Irish Green Building Council recommendations to a zero carbon Ireland


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

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