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Our showhouse viewings and presentations are available every Wednesday at 15:00. Closed July & August.

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The Scandinavian Homes Ltd. Passive house in Galway was built in 2005 and was designed to meet and surpass the ‘Passive standards’ according to the German Passivhaus Institute. Therefore we also refer to it as a ‘super’ passive house.


The house is located in Tooreeny, Moycullen, at the corner of the N59 and the Barna Road, Eircode H91 YX61.

Our showhouse viewings and presentations are available every Wednesday at 15:00; NB closed for July and most of August 2022. Keep an eye on our homepage for updates and possible changes to times and dates.

Main house. The main house was built in 2006 and was the second passive house design in Ireland, having a total floor area of about 250m² divided over two levels with the attic converted. It consists of 6 bedrooms, two bathrooms, one with sauna, a utility room, large cloakroom and of course a large open-flow living/dining/kitchen area.
The landing upstairs with its 3 large roof windows creates a spacious feel when coming upstairs. They are triple glazed and equipped with an extra foam insulation of the frame for reduced heat losses.

Garage. An Atlantica 55 was added at a later stage to provide extra space for storage. The roof pitch is at 45° to allow further space upstairs for storage. As the garage is only built to low-energy levels and is uninhabited the difference in temperature compared to the passive house can be felt instantly.
For this reason and for display purposes we have installed an air to air heat pump, which we also sell. Find out more about the heatpumps on the heating pages.

We have been experimenting with solar seasonal storage. A large underground tank is connected to the solar panels and the underfloor heating pipes to heat this house without any usage of electricity or additional cost. Find out more here…

Since 2016 we have changed over from “wet” solar collectors to PV-panels (photovoltiac panels) that generate electricity for most new-built houses.

Click the image to view phtos during construction