first_imgCaitlyn Jordan | The Observer Notre Dame senior Lindsay Allen orders dinner at the new Jimmy John’s location on Eddy Street onSunday. The restaurant joins other chains such as Chipotle and Five Guys.Tyler Grummel, first assistant at Jimmy John’s, said the restaurant’s new location was chosen largely due to its increased proximity to Notre Dame’s campus — with the restaurant’s location on Michigan Avenue formerly being closest to campus — and takes Domer Dollars to account for added student business.“We’re closer to campus and we wanted to increase business that way,” Grummel said. “This store, especially, is mainly Notre Dame-based clientele [and] we take Domer Dollars over the phone and at the registers. We’re getting a lot more business because of that, too. We got it every so often at the other store, but now people are coming in almost every day and paying with Domer Dollars.”Sophomore Alex Daugherty said he is excited to have a Jimmy John’s within walking distance that also delivers to campus.“I am really excited about having one on Eddy Street that I can just walk to because I definitely wouldn’t have walked downtown or I’d call it to have it delivered,” Daugherty said. “If it’s going to be a nice day then I won’t mind walking over, but … if delivery time is going to be a lot faster than it was from downtown, then I’m definitely going to have it brought to the door [when it’s cold].”The new location has already seen an increase in business since students have returned to Notre Dame for the start of a new school year, Grummel said, and despite being within walking distance of campus has continued to receive many delivery orders from students.“Ever since the students got back there’s definitely been an increase, especially on the night side with foot traffic and deliveries to campus,” he said. “I think because we’re closer and we can get there even faster now [delivery has] grown because we can actually live up to the ‘freaky fast’ standard.”Junior Jennifer Mulvey said she is happy to see another different addition to Eddy Street and is likely to make the walk over to Jimmy John’s instead of placing an order for delivery because of the short distance from campus.“I’m really excited [about it],” Mulvey said. “I’d probably walk over versus order. We have a Subway on campus, which is kind of similar, but if you’re walking to Eddy Street I think that’s kind of a unique one for Eddy Street.”Daugherty echoed Mulvey and said he’s happy to see a simple and fast sandwich option added to Eddy Street, something he believes was missing in the past. Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer Senior Grace Watkins and 2015 alumnus Alex Caton share a meal at the new Jimmy John’s location on Eddy Street. The new location opened between the Hammes Bookstore and Blaze Pizza on June 22.“There wasn’t really a basic sandwich option,” he said. “You have Bar Bici, which is really specialized, and Chipotle of course, [and] I don’t count McAlister’s [Deli] because McAlister’s feels more sit-down than carry-out, where Jimmy John’s is kind of a niche that wasn’t filled yet.”The restaurant, which serves “fresh gourmet sandwiches” according to its website, remains open until 3 a.m. Thursday through Saturday, Grummel said, due to the high amount of business the new location attracts because of foot traffic to and from bars on Eddy Street.“Because we’re between the two bars we get a big rush right as we’re closing at night [so] we are open until 3 a.m.” he said.Grummel also said the restaurant is always looking to hire new workers to keep up with the evening rush if any Notre Dame students are interested in an off-campus job.“Right now we’re just mainly focusing on [hiring] more night staff,” he said. “We always have a nice flow of people coming and going because we do have a lot of students work for us, so in the summertime they move away and don’t always come back and then it switches off.”Tags: Eddy Street, Eddy Street Commons, Jimmy John’s While new additions such as Dunne Hall, Flaherty Hall and Smashburger were being unveiled on Notre Dame’s campus over the summer, a new Jimmy John’s location also opened on Eddy Street between the Hammes Bookstore and Blaze Pizza.last_img read more

first_imgCroatia stand in the way of England making their first World Cup final since 1966 as the two teams meet in an intriguing Moscow semi-final.England’s 2-0 victory on Saturday over Sweden has got the country dreaming that ‘football is coming home’ after 52 years of disappointments at major tournaments.Just 3,400 English fans were in attendance for the win over Sweden but flights to Moscow have been jammed pack over the past 48 hours and it’s reported there could be over 10,000 inside the Luzhniki Stadium and more in fan parks.Gareth Southgate thinks England could get an even bigger reception than the heroes of 1966 if they manage to win the World Cup.”We have had events on in camp when some of those guys have been in when the road was named at St George’s (Park) after Sir Alf,” he said.”I’ve met quite a few of those players and we know exactly how they’re held and perhaps, in the modern era, that would be even crazier. Social media and everything else, the global thing is so much bigger.” Croatia have reached this stage before in 1998 when a team featuring Davor Suker and Slaven Bilic knocked out Germany in the quarter-finals before eventually losing to winners France in the semi-finals.Croatia struggled to find rhythm in their penalty shootout knockout game victories against Denmark and Russia with boss Zlatko Dalic claiming the defensive style of their opponents stifled their creativity.He hopes England will be more suited to their style of play, but added that recovering from two extended games will be difficult.”We played twice for 120 minutes in six days and spent tremendously, physically and mentally,” he said.”There was a lot of energy needed for it, we do not have much time and we have to be ready for the game in three days….I’m glad we demonstrated strength at such matches and adapted their style, we played the best we could and finally got those matches. I hope that against England it will finally be our style of play and our match.” Team newsJordan Henderson had been doubtful with a hamstring problem for England but has been passed fit to play meaning Southgate has a fully-fit squad to pick from, including Jamie Vardy, who has recovered from a groin injury sustained against Colombia.Jordan Henderson had a tight hamstring after England’s win over SwedenCroatia are hoping both full-back Sime Vrsaljko and goalkeeper Danijel Subasic are fit after picking up injury concerns during the quarter-final win over Russia.Croatia’s Domagoj Vida can play despite featuring in a pro-Ukraine video. FIFA outlaws political statements and said it had issued the Besiktas centre-back with just a warning after the video was published online. Opta statsThis is the eighth meeting between England and Croatia, with England winning four of those games, with one draw and two Croatia wins; six of the previous seven games have also been played on a Wednesday.England and Croatia have met once before at a major tournament – England won 4-2 in a group stage match at Euro 2004.England are competing in their third World Cup semi-final; they won 2-1 against Portugal in 1966 on their way to winning the tournament, but lost on penalties to Germany in 1990.Croatia have had eight different scorers at the 2018 World Cup – only Belgium have had more different players find the net (9).England have not beaten two European nations in a single World Cup since 1982, when they beat Czechoslovakia and France.England have scored 11 goals at this year’s World Cup, a joint-record along with the 11 they scored in their victorious 1966 tournament.Croatia have reached the World Cup semi-finals for the second time since their first World Cup participation in 1998, which is more than the likes of Argentina, England, Italy, Portugal and Spain (1 each). The only European nations with more semi-final appearances in this period (inc. 2018) are Germany (4), France (3) and the Netherlands (3).Croatia reached the semi-finals via penalty shootout victories in the last 16 against Denmark and quarter-final against Russia – the only other team to win two penalty shootouts in a single World Cup were Argentina in 1990 (against Yugoslavia and Italy).England had 15 shots on target in their first two 2018 World Cup matches but have attempted just six in their three games since – England had eight shots on target against Portugal in the 1966 semi-final, and four in 1990’s semi-final against Germany.Croatia have only lost one of their six knockout matches at the World Cup, losing to France in the 1998 semi-final.Harry Kane has scored on six of the seven days of the week for England, with Wednesday the only day he hasn’t scored on. Should he score, he’ll become just the third player to score on all seven days of the week for England, after Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard.last_img read more

first_imgAnita S. Turney, age 75, of Udall died early Monday morning, April 29, 2013 at Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Unit at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.She was a retired registered nurse having worked at William Newton Memorial Hospital and Wesley for many years.Anita S. (Blankenship) Turney was born on December 5, 1937 in Winfield to Earl E. Blankenship and Pamelia E. (Collins) Blankenship.Anita married Forest “Gene” Turney on August 26, 1956 in Udall.She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, singing, sewing, traveling and photography.She is preceded in death by her parents.Survivors include her loving husband Gene, of the home; one son Brian Turney and his wife Lynette of Belle Plaine, KS; three daughters, Cindy Hess and her husband John of Holt, MO, Lisa Ulrich and her husband Dane of Branson, MO, and Susan Campbell and her husband Roy of Kimberling City, MO; two brothers, Richard Blankenship and his wife Ada of Edmond, OK and John  Blankenship and his wife Shirley of Udall, KS; and 10 grandchildren, Brianna, Brandon, Levi and Lyndsey Turney, Shaun and Chelsea Hess, Cassidy and Bryant Ulrich, Aaron and Anny Campbell.Funeral Services will be held at the Church of Christ in Wellington on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at 11:30 a.m.  Interment will follow the service at the Council Hill Cemetery in Peck, KS.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 from 1 to 8 p.m.Memorials have been established with the Wellington Church of Christ and St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

first_imgLauren Barnett and Charles BladesLauren Anne Barnett and Charles Reese Blades were married on August 13 at Holy Cross Church, Rumson. Reverend Michael Manning performed the ceremony. Melissa Barnett, sister of the bride, and Jack Blades, cousin of the groom attended the couple. Additional family members in the wedding party included Ryan Barnett, Alex Barnett, Sarah and Patrick Lachanski, Leslie Blades and flower girl Anne Lachanski. The wedding reception was held at Sea Bright Beach Club.Lauren is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Barnett, Rumson.Charles is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Frederick Blades, Fair Haven.After honeymooning in Maine, the couple will reside in Fair Haven.last_img read more

first_imgTeam B.C. lost out in its bid to play in the medal round after Manitoba scored a 2-1 win during the final round robin game in Group A for both teams Friday at the National Women’s Under-18 Championship in Saguenay, Que.Team Manitoba scored two early goals, then held off a late charge by Team B.C. to post the victory. Manitoba has lost two previous games to Alberta and Ontario Red while B.C. was 1-1 entering the game.Team B.C. now plays for fifth spot Saturday against Ontario Blue. Playing for Team B.C. is Nelson’s Aimee DiBella, Kootenay Ice netminder Kimberley Newell, from Burnaby, and Cranbrook’s Daley Oddy.Game time is 10 a.m. PDT.In earlier coverage:No miracles for Team B.C. against Ontario Red, lose 4-1 Team B.C. could not duplicate the result from opening day against Ontario Red Ontario Red scored three second-period goals en route to a 4-1 win over Team B.C. in Group A action Thursday.Kristyn Capizzano, Victoria Pittens and Sarah Nurse scored during the first 12 minutes of the frame to give Ontario Red all the goals it would need on Team B.C. and Kootenay Ice netminder, Kimberley Newell.Victoria Pittens had give the defending gold medal winners a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.Stephanie Schaupmeyer (Kelowna) scored the only goal for Team B.C. during a 5-on-3 in the third period.Team B.C. opened the tournament by shocking Alberta 2-1 behind a goal by Cranbrook Daley Oddy.The other local face on Team B.C. is Nelson native Aimee DiBella. The shutdown rearguard was held off the score sheet.Team B.C. returns to action Friday at 7 a.m. PDT against Manitoba.The top two teams in each of the two groups advances to the playoff round Saturday with the two semi final winners meeting for the gold medal Sunday.Catch all the action live at www.hockeycanada.fasthockey.comlast_img read more

first_imgMichael Machowsky3786422%49%$297,106 Vladimir Cerin4696620%46%$341,424 (Current Through Saturday, March 26) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Martin Garcia12418131315%35%$1,046,229 Santiago Gonzalez26947343317%42%$1,898,601 Kent Desormeaux12419252215%53%$1,596,495 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Flavien Prat24440454016%51%$2,594,116 Agapito Delgadillo961311914%34%$374,777 David Lopez16624142114%36%$743,416 -30- Carla Gaines5386315%32%$647,700 Steven Miyadi6813131019%53%$398,147 Joseph Talamo23429262612%35%$1,974,869 Alonso Quinonez866967%24%$306,730 Drayden Van Dyke16316162610%36%$1,001,672 William Spawr41106424%49%$279,732 Edwin Maldonado18039171822%41%$1,227,090 Rafael Bejarano27865552923%54%$3,050,147 J. Keith Desormeaux48861017%50%$351,629 Victor Espinoza871110813%33%$848,350 Mario Gutierrez17420312311%43%$1,246,549 Peter Eurton9215221216%53%$1,055,532 Tiago Pereira10861186%23%$437,783 Mike Smith951191712%39%$1,642,810center_img Brice Blanc5966810%34%$524,950 Brayan Pena7045126%30%$164,690 Stewart Elliott3843311%26%$177,915 TOKYO CITY CUP DISTANCE SUITS CHINA DOLL LOVERChina Doll Lover tackles a mile and a half for the first time when he runs in next Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup for older horses. He has a lot of company.The distance is rarely run in the United States, especially on dirt, but trainer Dan Hendricks feels it will be right in the wheel house for the six-year-old gelded son of Lawyer Ron. “His works have been great. It seems a mile and a half will be better for him,” Hendricks said.FINISH LINES: Turf marathon specialist Big John B, seventh in the grassy San Luis Rey Stakes March 13 after a wide trip, worked six furlongs Sunday in 1:14.20. Trainer Phil D’Amato has the seven-year-old Hard Spun gelding nominated to next Sunday’s Tokyo City Cup at a mile and a half on dirt . . . Early probables for next Saturday’s Grade III San Simeon Stakes for older horses at about six and a half furlongs on turf are Guns Loaded, Rafael Bejarano; No Silent, Gary Stevens; and Producer, Drayden Van Dyke . . .Santa Anita morning line maker Jon White relates that California Chrome spotted runner-up Mubtaahij “about nine lengths” in winning yesterday’s Dubai World Cup . . . Santa Anita will host Christine A. Moore for a Trunk Show on Saturday, April 9, at Champions Gift Shop where her Spring 2016 Collection will be showcased. Fans are invited to see a great selection of women’s and men’s styles. Tyler Baze26025403810%40%$1,393,751 Jerry Hollendorfer13522141516%38%$1,642,826 Doug O’Neill18129272616%45%$1,470,358 Bob Baffert9921161721%55%$1,570,285 Richard Baltas11219191417%46%$1,242,329 Mike Puype79812510%32%$369,930 Peter Miller12614122011%37%$629,960 ESPINOZA TOURS DUBAI AFTER SPARKLING CHROME ROMPDESORMEAUX SEEKS BETTER FINISH IN SANTA ANITA DERBYHENDRICKS LIKES MARATHON DISTANCE OF TOKYO CITY CUPSANTA ANITA WELCOMES ESPINOZA ON THURSDAYVictor Espinoza had more reason than usual to smile yesterday after guiding California Chrome to an eventful yet facile victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup, worth $6 million to the winner and making the five-year-old California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit North America’s all-time leading earner with $12,532,650.“I spoke to Victor about midnight our time last night,” said his agent, Brian Beach, Sunday morning. “He’s staying in Dubai for a couple days because he’s never had a chance to see the sights, but he’ll be back at Santa Anita in time to ride on Thursday.”Espinoza is named on Lynne’s Legacy for trainer Jim Cassidy in the second race and El Huerfano in the fourth for trainer Peter Miller.Espinoza, who turns 44 on May 23, two weeks after the Kentucky Derby on May 7, won the World Cup despite a wide trip and having the saddle slip, never losing his cool and winning on cruise control by 3 3/4 lengths.“It was an impressive win,” Beach said, “but I was talking with Alan (Sherman, son of and assistant to California Chrome’s trainer, Art Sherman) every once in a while since he’s been over there, and he kept telling me, ‘This horse is doing better than at any point they’ve ever had him, better than his three-year-old year (2014).’ They were expecting a big effort.”“Chrome,” who made his 5-year-old debut in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes here on Jan. 9, winning by 1 ¼ lengths, will be flown from Dubai to Chicago, where he’ll then be vanned to Kentucky.The long-range agenda for California Chrome’s future races would likely culminate with the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, but first things first.“They want to get him back to Taylor Made (Farm in Kentucky) and spend some time there before making plans,” Beach said. Taylor Made and Perry Martin own California Chrome.Meanwhile, Espinoza, the transnational tourist, is laughing all the way to the bank, although the self-proclaimed “happy Mexican” doesn’t need a vault of dinero to appease him.Espinoza’s cut of the $6 million winner’s share is $600,000.“Victor has a smile on his face 24-7,” Beach said.Any wonder? John Sadler831310816%37%$828,594 George Papaprodromou5295617%38%$292,010 Kristin Mulhall50117322%42%$402,645 Ron Ellis3292328%44%$229,050 Mark Glatt971012910%32%$496,460 Abel Lezcano757459%21%$526,844 Gary Stevens6312111019%52%$1,589,898 Philip D’Amato13327212320%53%$1,468,565 Martin Pedroza1001310713%30%$359,495 Fernando Perez17417202310%34%$909,362 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won TRAINER WANTS BIG FINISH FROM EXAGGERATORThe jury is still out on Exaggerator for the $1 million, mile and an eighth Santa Anita Derby on April 9, at least in the mind of trainer Keith Desormeaux.The trainer has little doubt about the colt’s ability, but the question lingers on why he didn’t finish after making a bold move on the far turn in the San Felipe Stakes at 1 1/16 miles March 12. The son of Curlin was beaten 2 ¾ lengths despite trouble in the race.“I don’t have any complaints about how the San Felipe set up,” Desormeaux said about Exaggerator’s third-place finish behind front-running Danzing Candy and closer Mor Spirit. “He ran a decent middle quarter to make up the distance that he was from off the pace, and he should be able to do that.“The horse is very talented, yet I still can’t explain why he didn’t finish better. Even if there’s more speed in the Santa Anita Derby, it doesn’t matter to me. The way my horse ran last time, I hope he does the same thing, except for the finish.“I can’t explain why he didn’t finish.”Probable for the Grade I Santa Anita Derby: Danzing Candy, Mike Smith; Mor Spirit, Gary Stevens; Exaggerator, Kent Desormeaux; Uncle Lino, Fernando Perez; Smokey Image, Victor Espinoza; Iron Rob, Stewart Elliott; and Denman’s Call, Rafael Bejarano.last_img read more

first_imgCar owners have been asked to refrain from parking their cars outside Glenveagh National Park’s main road. It comes after an overflow of traffic in the vicinity due to cars being abandoned on either side of the road.Scores of people flooded to the Ireland’s second biggest national park in Donegal on Monday as temperatures soared to 20C. But now local authorities has urged car owners to cease from parking in areas outside the legal parking bays.Concerns after traffic overflow on main road outside Glenveagh National Park was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio State University Extension and the Division of Wildlife are hosting a deer processing workshop on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Della Selsor Building at the Madison County Fairgrounds.The program starts at 5 p.m. with a venison chili dinner including cornbread, hot apple cider and dessert, followed by a field dressing and processing demonstration at 6 p.m. Cuts of meat and packaging as well as processing and storage will also be covered The event is free including dinner, but registration is required so that we know how many people to prepare for.Please register by calling the Madison County Extension office at 740-852-0975, or emailing [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgReprinted with permission from Construct Ireland magazine.Sally O’Leary says that when a site became available near the site of an old family home, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity to buy it. She’d been looking for a site to build on with her husband John. “We always wanted energy efficiency, I think nowadays that’s something that people have to do,” she says.The spent a few years trying to get planning permission before turning to Cork-based Wain Morehead Architects. For Sally, it was important their design showed respect for their site — an awkward, sloping patch of land overlooking a local river.Energy efficiency was important to the O’Learys, but architect John Morehead suggested taking things further and aiming for the more onerous passive house standard. “Passive was a complete dream,” Sally says. Climatic concernsWhile designing the house, architect John Morehead started examining the Irish climate data in the Passive House Planning Package, the software used to design passive houses. PHPP offers two default Irish climate data sets — one for Dublin and one for Birr.But Morehead found flaws in the figures for Dublin. “There was too much solar radiation and temperatures were too high in January. It was effectively indicating that it was much milder and sunnier than it is,” he says. Someone designing a house with such data could inadvertently underestimate the energy needed to keep it comfortable and under-specify the heating system.Ireland is a small island with a big coastline and varied topography, so our climate varies a lot from place to place — Morehead says this makes it particularly important to use site-specific rather than generic climate data. Wain Morehead Architecture now produce location-specific data using a methodology suitable for use in low energy and passive house buildings, taking into account data from local weather stations, satellite data and local topography — all processed with specialist software.Using site-specific climate data for the Carrigaline passive house — in the sunny south west — allowed Morehead to design the house with a lot more glazing than you might expect possible.Morehead says if he’d used data from Birr or Dublin and built the house with more insulation and smaller windows, it might have hit the passive house standard but been less comfortable to live in. “It’s all about achieving a balance,” he says. He adds that choosing windows that let through as much solar radiation as possible — measured in a figure known as g-value — is crucial. “I believe on the south side it’s even more critical than the U-value of the glass,” he says.He specified Katzbeck triple-glazed aluminium-clad larch windows for the project, supplied by Cork-based West Building Products. The windows have an overall U-value of 0.82 W/m2K, and a g-value of 0.55 – the scale for g-values goes from zero to one, with higher figures meaning greater solar gains. Morehead says the glazing specified reduced the house’s heat load by 2KW compared to using windows with a g-value of 0.52. Airtight challengeAn airtightness test at the house produced a result just under the required passive house standard of 0.6 air changes per hour under pressure test conditions of 50 pascals. “We’ve got a lot of folding doors and things which are pushing things to the limit,” Morehead says. “We hit the target, we were very relieved.”

On the ground floor, the external render [stucco] acts as the airtightness layer — this ensures continuity with the windows, which do not physically connect to the concrete wall element in ICF. The OSB board serves as the airtightness layer in the timber frame upstairs, and is joined to the render downstairs by an airtight membrane. “We had to be very considerate of the junctions before we even started building,” contractor Brian Twomey says.“Airtightness was a major issue,” adds John Kiely, electrician on the project. He says building airtight meant all electrical runs had to be planned in detail with the architect and contractor before work started. “It obviously took longer than usual, but paying attention to detail was very important. I would have made all my staff aware of airtightness and how important it was.”John Morehead adds: “There’s quite a busy road across the river, and you can’t hear a squeak. I think it’s a lot to do with the airtightness achieved. It’s absolutely silent in there.”He attributes the struggle to get to the passive airtightness standard to the complex shape and articulation of the house. A large folding wall on the first floor divides the main living space from the porch outside. “Quite a substantial area of the accommodation can be opened up to the elements outside the heating season, taking account of the fact that the principal accommodation is located on the upper floor level. The deep roof overhangs and balcony actively prevent overheating in summer,” he says.The design of the house was “heavily influenced by the fact we were on a water frontage”, he adds — for a start, the living spaces are upstairs while bedrooms are downstairs. “We wanted to maximize the views down to the river and facilitate and encourage family activity, inside and out, on the upper level.” “It’s very accurate,” the company’s Brian Twomey says of ICF. “You can get it very precise.” He’s also drawn by the fact that the structural, insulation and airtightness components of the wall are built in one system by one type of tradesperson.Killarney-based Thermohouse supplied the ICF system — essentially two vertically-stacked walls of polystyrene block, built up like Lego, with concrete poured between. The walls have a 100 mm (4-inch) service cavity on the inside — this is insulated with Rockwool and lined with Fermacell board, a mixture of gypsum, recycled paper and water.The ICF system features 100 mm (4 inches) of gray EPS insulation on the outside and 50 mm (2 inches) on the inside, with a 150 mm (6-inch) concrete core sandwiched between. The concrete layer was beefed up to 200 mm (8 inches) for structural support where the wall was built into the ground, and the walls are reinforced with extra steel here too. “We can design ICF buildings to withstand earthquakes of up to 7.2 on the Richter scale, and up to ten stories high,” Thermohouse’s Jack O’Driscoll says.“It would certainly be a much faster build than a traditional type building,” O’Driscoll says of ICF. Thermohouse frequently uses ground granulated blast-furnace slag — a low carbon “green” cement derived from recycled steel industry waste — for its projects too. The company can deliver ultra low U-values by beefing up the outer layer of EPS, and can supply ICF roofing systems too.At Carrigaline, the house has a standard raft foundation, and the ground floor features 140 mm (5.5 inches) of Kingspan Styrozone insulation and another 60 mm (2.4 inches) of Kingspan rigid insulation. The first floor was built with a timber frame system manufactured by local firm Eco Timber Frame. The company’s Donal Spillane calls the project a “flagship house” for the company.The timber frame walls feature 235 mm (9 1/4 inches) of cellulose insulation — essentially recycled newspaper — with a further 50 mm (2 inches) of Rockwool insulation inside the service cavity. Outside, the walls are finished with Austrian larch cladding. The roof boasts 345 mm (13 1/2 inches) of cellulose insulation, and is finished externally with Tegral fiber-cement slates.Eco Timber Frame – who previously worked with Cyril Mannion of Passive House Builders on a certified passive house in Athenry – say they can deliver U-values as good as 0.09 W/m2K with their system. “It’s always a balance between cost and extremely low U-values,” says Donal Spillane. “Once it’s below 0.15 W/m2K, that’s adequate for most situations.” PROJECT TEAM Clients: Sally & John O’LearyArchitects: Wain Morehead Architects Ltd (team: John Morehead, Paul O’Leary, Evan Finnegan)Contractor: Twomey ConstructionQuantity surveyors: Richard Leonard AssociatesCivil/structural engineer: Horgan Lynch Consulting EngineersServices consultants: DW EcoCoAirtightness tester: Tremora LtdTimber frame: Eco Timber FrameInsulated concrete formwork: ThermohouseHeat recovery ventilation: Ollie McPhillips LtdWindows & doors: West Building Products LtdAirtightness products: Ecological Building SystemsSolar thermal system: Kingspan RenewablesRainwater Harvesting: Ireland Waste WaterCeramic heaters: Ceramicx Ltd .Built-in furniture fit out: Classic KitchensSkylights: VeluxThermal breaks: Isokorb by SchöckLarch siding: Unterluggauer , AustriaLower level cladding: Tegral Natura Pelicolour by Tegral Building Products Building envelopeThe couple wanted a timber frame house, but as the design envisaged the house partially nestling into the ground, using timber wasn’t structurally feasible for the lower floor. John Morehead originally planned to use concrete block with external insulation here, but contractor Twomey Construction suggested going with insulated concrete formwork (ICF) instead. PROJECT OVERVIEW Building type: 238 sq. m. (2,562 sq. ft.) detached two-story houseLocation: Carrigaline, County Cork, IrelandSpace heating demand (PHPP): 11kWh/m2/yearHeat load (PHPP): 8W/m2Ground floor: Raft foundation insulated with 140 mm (5.5 in.) Styrozone insulation and 60 mm (2.4 in.) Kingspan insulation. U-value: 0.115 W/m2KGround floor walls: Tegral Natura Pelicolour rainscreen on rendered insulated concrete formwork with 100 mm graphite EPS externally, 50mm graphite EPS internally and a 150/200mm concrete core. 100 mm service cavity insulated with Rockwool and 15mm Fermacell internally. U-value: 0.12 W/m2KFirst floor walls: Timber frame with 22 mm larch cladding externally, followed inside by 50 x 50 mm treated battens and counter-batten, Tyvek UV facade membrane, 22 mm woodfibre board, 235 x 38 mm cellulose-filled timber stud, 15 mm taped and sealed OSB, 50 mm service cavity insulated with Rockwool insulation, and 15 mm Fermacell board internally. U-value: 0.13 W/m2KRoof: Tegral fibre cement slates externally on 50×35 battens/counter battens, followed underneath by breathable roofing underlay, 346 mm timber I-joists fully filled with cellulose insulation, 15 mm taped & sealed OSB, 50 mm uninsulated service cavity, 12.5 mm plasterboard ceiling. U-value: 0.11 W/m2KWindows: Katzbeck triple-glazed aluminum-clad larch windows, with an overall U-value of 0.82 W/m2K and a g-value of 0.55. Velux skylights – with a frame U-value of 1.5 W/m2K, a glass U-value of 0.5 W/m2K and a g-value of 0.46 – were also installedHeating system: Patented electrically powered infrared local ceramic heaters, plus three square meters Kingspan Thermomax solar thermal evacuated tubes. Back-up gas boiler for towel rails in bathroom and radiator in laundry room drying towerVentilation: Paul Santos 370DC heat-recovery ventilation system — Passivhaus Institut certified to have heat recovery rate of 84% / EN 308 certified efficiency of 92.7%Airtightness: 0.6 air changes per hour at 50 pascals pressureFurniture fit-out: Most of the built-in furniture came from Noblessa, a German fitted furniture manufacturer. All timber used by Noblessa comes from PEFC certified sources Patented heating designMorehead took an unconventional approach when deciding how to heat the house — he designed a unique infrared [electric resistance] heating system that he’s since patented. “We’ve got localized infrared emitters using ceramic elements manufactured in west Cork,” he explains. He says infrared radiation has a wavelength that’s easily absorbed by the skin, meaning it can heat the occupants of the house easily at a lower temperature than is usually required. The house should be run at 18C – in contrast 20C or 22C might be typical in a conventionally heated house.Morehead says that because it only generates a wavelength that is “useful”, it’s extremely efficient. “It heats the person but not the air, permitting the ambient temperature to be maintained throughout the dwelling.”The system can be activated individually in selected rooms, allowing the O’Learys to maintain comfort as required on a room-by-room basis. Powered by mains electricity, it’s also integrated with the house’s heat recovery ventilation system. Sally was happy to be a guinea pig for the infrared system. “[John Morehead] lent me a prototype that I put in the kitchen and I didn’t want to give it back,” she laughs. “If he could design one for every woman’s handbag he’d be the richest man in the country.”Three square meters (32.3 sq. ft.) of Kingspan Thermomax solar thermal collectors help provide hot water, and a Paul Santos 370 DC heat-recovery ventilation system supplied by Ollie McPhilips Ltd features too. The unit is certified by the Passivhaus Institut to deliver a heat recovery rate of 84%, and achieves 92.7 % efficiency according to the EN 308 testing standard. The Santos unit was installed along with Paul Octopus Easy Flex flexible ducting.The O’Learys moved in to the house in April. “At the moment we’re running at a comfortable 20 degrees of temperature constantly, and that’s without heating,” Sally told Construct Ireland in June. “We’re looking forward to minus ten this year! We don’t have any worries.” She jokes that when it does get cold they can “always do something mad like turn on a towel rail.” 
Contractor Brian Twomey says the house presented a combination of challenges — a tricky structure, a unique design and the need to hit the passive standard. “It’s easy to do one but trying to do all just made it that bit more complicated. Every time you consider a junction you have to consider the thermal bridging, the structure, the airtightness and then you’ve got to consider the aesthetics.”The team analyzed the house using thermography to look for cold bridging during the cold snap in January. “We did a lot of work there with the camera during the cold spell and it was remarkable the lack of cold bridging. Obviously the client hasn’t been through a full winter, but we found at the depths of winter…you had guys working inside in their t-shirts,” Twomey says.John Morehead says working with a trusting client and a great team made a potentially awkward build much easier. “It was a joy to work on, which can be rare for such a complex project,” he says.“Everyone involved was locally based, and that was really nice,” he adds. “Everyone knew each other and they were all very interested in achieving the passive house standard.”He says the house is proof that a “reasonable standard” low energy design can go passive without major modifications — and without sacrificing good design. “It doesn’t have to look like something designed by a physicist,” he says.last_img read more

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