Please take the time to visit a nearly zero energy or low energy building in Wicklow or elsewhere in Ireland from 7th – 9th November 2014 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) during the NZEB Open Doors Ireland 2014 event.

During this weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to visit some of the best examples of low or nearly zero energy houses and public/ commercial buildings in Ireland.

The NZEB Open Doors Ireland event will overlap with the International Passive House Days and the NZEB organisers are working with the Passive House Association of Ireland to jointly promote both events.

Booking places for the visits will be available on their website Nearly Zero Energy Buildings from mid October 2014.

Go to Nearly Zero Energy Buildings for details about this wonderful showcase of truly excellent houses.

Direct contact can be availed of at phone: 01 4548300 or email: at info@nzeb-opendoors.ie

Houses - Well Worth Visiting

Outstanding Houses – Well Worth Visiting

In Our Area – Just west of The Beehive – View 8th November 2014

The nearest NZEB house is that of Christian Osthoff, an active member of the Ballynagran Energy ⁺ Plus Group. Details of this house are available here    Christian’s House 

Christian Ostoff's House - Near the Beehive

Christian Ostoff’s House – Near the Beehive

Christian’s house will be available to view on : Saturday, 8 November, 2014 – 14:00 to 16:00

Please visit  this page in order to book a place to see Christian’s House that afternoon.

It really is well worth a visit.

 Other Houses

To book a visit for the other houses, visit this page on the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings website, scroll down and select the building you wish to visit where an event is advertised, and click on Subscribe. Enter your details.

You will get an email confimation of your booking.

That site will then send you with a second reminder email two days before the event confirming the exact address and how to find the building.

If you click on a county in the map, all buildings participating in that county will be shown.

The Eco Village in Cloughjordan, Co Tipperary will arrange multiple visits to several houses together.

All events are bookable through the Django’s Hostel events listing under Visit a Building.

There are lots of videos online that explore the concept of Nearly Zero Energy as practiced in Ireland and elsewhere and also videos of similar concepts in action. A selection is included below.


The very best of luck. It is really worth your while going to see one of these outstanding buildings.

View Way to Christian’s House from the Beehive in a larger map on the Google Platform
Directions – Be Patient! – Roadworks
Driving south on the N11, turn right opposite the Beehive Pub or driving north, turn left at the Beehive (opposite Wicklow town turn). Follow the road for about 3km till you go over a bridge on a slight right hand bend. About 150m after the bridge turn left up a lane (marked with a white toilet roll!). Follow signs for the property. If you are coming from Rathdrum, drive towards Glenealy and turn right at the Deputy’s Pass Junction. Follow this road till you get to a T-junction, turn left and drive about 400m. Turn right up a lane marked with a toilet roll! Follow signs for the property.

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  1. Ben4 3 years ago

    great idea

  2. Ben4 3 years ago

    worth a visit

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