Killarney company puts energy to good use

Mike Cronin and Lorna Lacey of Thermohouse in Killarney with the award

A PROGRESSIVE Killarney construction company has won the overall award in a nationwide competition for energy efficient homes.

Thermohouse, based in Coolcaslagh, scooped the Excellence in Construction, Energy Efficient Homes accolade at the 20th anniversary Public Sector Magazine awards.

Launching the Clúid and Kerry County Council 61-house development in Killarney were Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy with, from left, Moira Murrell, CEO, Kerry County Council, Cllr Niall Kelleher, Mayor of Kerry, Brian O’Gorman, CEO, Clúid Housing, Mike Cronin, Managing Director, Thermohouse, Clr Michael Gleeson, Mayor of Killarney, Martin O’Donoghue, Director of Housing, Kerry County Council and Minister of State Brendan Griffin

The Thermohouse building system comprises interlocking walls, floors and roof modules that deliver high quality concrete-build homes fully enveloped in insulation.

Using premium high-quality materials, Thermohouse deliver A-rated eco homes up to 60 per cent faster than traditional methods of construction.

The modular nature of the system reduces the labour requirements and streamlines the building process.

Managing Director, Michael Cronin, remarked: “Every element of our system is designed to integrate, simplifying the construction process while optimising the performance of the building”.

He added: “When the system is constructed, what you have is essentially a reinforced concrete structure fully wrapped in insulation. It is the only system of its kind in Ireland and the UK.”

Thermohouse is currently working in partnership with Clúid Housing, Kerry County Council and Rebuilding Ireland, to deliver 61 energy efficient houses at the Sruthán na Sailí development in Derreen, Killarney – one of Ireland’s largest sustainable social housing developments.

The company has also won a tender with Clúid to supply 54 energy efficient houses in Milltown.

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