Flagship green building renovation in Ireland
An environmental entrepreneur is transforming a 50-year-old Irish house with the latest green technology in a first for the country.
The house was rated as G and a series of improvements aims to improve this to at least a B.
Ms Paolozzi claims while Ireland's new builds are green, renovations are not.
To show how properties can be renovated in a green way Ms Paolozzi is transforming the three-bedroom property into a what she hopes will be a 'flagship'.
She said: "This is a unique prototype, because never before in Ireland has it been done on a renovation."
She argues it was the ideal opportunity to introduce new materials such as Knauf Ecose, a new glass and rock material recently launched into the Irish market.
The house also uses high thermal efficiency reflective membranes from DuPont cutting the energy use in the building.
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