National Energy Globe Award Ireland (overall winner)

Submitted by: Ecological Building Systems
Implemented country: Ireland
Title: Eco Wall elements afford high living comfort in combination with high energy savings

Eco Wall was introduced November 2006 in Ireland as an ecological alternative to conventional timber-frame wall elements. Due to the use of natural materials, the innovative, easy-to-use prefabricated system affords energy efficiency accompanied by low risk of condensation, high comfort and health safety. It is a combination of Sasmox drywall, an airtight and moisture variable vapour check pro clima DB+ cellulose membrane or the polyethylene copolymer-based clima Intello Plus. The 100% pollutant-free and compostable insulation mat Thermo Hemp serves both thermal and acoustic insulation. A specially developed PanelVent board, which is 20 times more permeable to moisture than conventional OSB board, further reduces the risk of condensation. By reducing uncontrolled ventilation, this system yields up to 40% energy savings over the life of the building.

Category: Earth