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Co-Design of Energy Retrofitting of Myross Wood – October 30

October 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Co-Design of Energy Retrofitting of Myross Wood House to Near Zero Energy Standard Workshop Co-Design Session for current and future Users

About this event

This historic manor house was built in the 1800’s and purchased by the Irish Missionaries’ Society in 1946 and was used as a study house for young religious. The south wing was totally rebuilt in 1959 and the interior of the house has been adapted to the needs of the community over the years. The west wing was reconstructed and refurbished in 1987. But, apart from these relatively small modifications, the house basically remains as it was built by the Rev. Arthur Herbert in the 18th century and extended by the Earl of Kingston in the early 19th century. It stands on 100 acres of woodland and it has served as a community facility and retreat center since 1970.

The building has now been leased by Green Skibbereen to function as a Centre for Excellence in Climate Action and Sustainability. The Energy Pathfinder Project, lead by Cork Center for Architectural Education (CCAE) and funded by the Interreg NPA Programme, has carried out extensive surveys of the energy performance of the property and made a series of recommendations for the retrofitting of the building to allow it to achieve Near Zero Energy standards, without detracting from its historical or architectural significance. The study and proposal are exemplary as far as retrofitting of historic buildings to meet modern Climate Change requirements, while respecting the needs and limitations of conservation

The Co-Design workshop will provide an opportunity for current and prospective users of the building, as well as other owners or users of historic buildings, to learn and discuss expert approaches to retrofitting and the integration of renewable energy into such buildings. The aim of the session will be to inform both the findings of the Energy Pathfinder Project and the Masterplan for the energy retrofitting of the building

The Workshop is free to all users and prospective users of Myross Wood House and to anyone with an interested in the retrofitting of historic buildings. Donations to the upkeep of the building are welcome.

Please note social distancing will apply and evidence of COVID full vaccination or recovery from COVID will be required.

Registration is free here.


Jose Ospina