Ecological architecture - sustainable design

Sally Starbuck - Director

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Sally Starbuck is an experienced architect and, as director of Gaïa ecotecture, has practiced with Paul Leech realising high-quality, award-winning, ecological buildings in Ireland & the UK with associated research papers published. She has Professional Skills for nZEB, including strategic tools and detailed calculations of low-energy design strategies and Life Cycle Cost analysis: A specialist in building design with natural ventilation, constructed with breathing materials for healthy vapour control including durability, fire, access/ security, safely maintainable to standard and innovative uses of traditional technologies. She is architect of three of the residential-workplace units purpose-built at The ecoVillage, Cloughjordan, demonstrating rural resilience and climate change adaptation. Established over 20 years, innovatively as a Member-controlled purpose-built, community to integrate the 3 themes of sustainability (with few state supports).

Art & Chi-tecture architect in the community was supported by Create, the agency, for the collaborative arts and design workshop featured on RTE Radio 1's The Curious Ear. You can listen to ithere.

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