South West College to host global sustainability leaders

  • South West College and Fermanagh & Omagh District Council to host two-day, 'Building a Sustainable Future' conference at Erne Campus, Enniskillen, coinciding with a week-long visit of the world’s leading figures in sustainable construction from the International Passive House Association.

    Taking place from Monday 26th to Friday 30th September 2022 South West College has announced that it will host delegates from 26 countries as part of an International Passive House Association (iPHA) camp with Enniskillen chosen as the location for the prestigious event as the Erne Campus is presently the world’s largest Passive House Premium Rated building in the world and the first educational building to achieve the accreditation.

    Passive House is the fastest growing standard in global construction, and visitors from Europe, the Americas and Australasia will spend a week learning about the building and exploring other energy-efficient construction projects currently in development across Northern Ireland.

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    In support of the iPHA programme of activities, South West College will also host a two-day ‘Building a Sustainable Future’ conference on Tuesday 27th & Wednesday 28th September. The conference programme has been designed for local and national delegates, particularly those engaged in the public, local authority and education sectors. 

    South West College’ Interim Chief Executive, Leo Murphy said: "The team at South West College put together a very compelling bid to host the event and this follows on from the presentations at the COP26 conference in Glasgow last November and our membership of the United Nations High Performance Buildings initiative."

    Jessica Grove-Smith, Joint Managing Director Passive House Institute and International Passive House Association commented: "We are very excited to come to Enniskillen for this stakeholder meeting of our closest partner organisations. South West College and its exceptional Erne Campus Passive House Premium is the perfect place to host this event."

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    Dr Barry McCarron, Chairperson of Passive House Ireland said: "Being selected to host this prestigious iPHA camp with delegates from almost all of the member countries is an honour not just for the college but for the wider region and is a celebration of the work that South West College has been doing in the development of internationally renowned sustainable buildings and the training of Passive House accredited professionals."

    Registration is now open for the two-day ‘Building a Sustainable Future’ Conference. Further information and tickets are available here or by emailing

    Source: Written from a press release. 

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