An environmental entrepreneur is installing the latest green technology into a 50-year-old Irish house in a first for the country.
Bernice Paolozzi is transforming the two-storey property in County Dublin and says that although there have been a few environmental new builds, this is a first for a renovated house.
The house has been rated as G for energy efficiency, however following a series of improvements Paolozzi aims to improve this to at least a B rating.
To show how properties can be renovated in a green way Paolozzi plans to document this transformation of the three-bedroom property, as she creates what she hopes will be a 'flagship'.
Paolozzi said: "This is a unique prototype, because never before in Ireland has it been done on a renovation."
She says that this is an ideal opportunity to introduce new materials such as Knauf Ecose, a new glass and rock material recently launched into the Irish market.
On completion, the house will contain high thermal efficiency reflective membranes from DuPont which will greatly reduce the energy use from the building.
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