Passive House Premium Erne Campus: Inspiring the Future of Education

Barry McCarron

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South West College (SWC) is delighted to present the development of our new college campus on the site of the old Erne Hospital located in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The building is currently in the construction stage and has progressed significantly since works began on site in April 2018. This new 7,025m2 (TFA) further education college campus building is specified to the Passive House Premium standard. The existing campus building (8,898m2) which uses 152 kWh/m2/year and used 100,000L of heating oil in 2017 at a cost of ~£55,000.00 pounds. This new building represents a 97% reduction in energy, which will equate to ~£52,000 per year in heating savings. This new campus building from South West College represents an excellent demonstration of a proactive approach to energy efficient building design against the backdrop of the imperative for zero energy buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 17 Oct 2019
EventPassive House Canada Conference : Innovate, Educate , Advance - University of Toronto Scarborough, Toronto, Canada
Duration: 17 Oct 201918 Oct 2019


ConferencePassive House Canada Conference
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