Sustainable Energy Community upgrade programme


Studio Negri, SE Systems & SEAI are working with the IWA Clontarf campus to create a Sustainable Energy Community. A Sustainable Energy Community [SEC] is a community in which everyone works together to develop a sustainable-energy system. To achieve this, the aim is to be as energy-efficient as possible using renewable energy to develop decentralised energy supplies. This integrated approach … Read More

Wheelchair Accessibility and Architecture: Principles of Universal Design


The Seven Principles of Universal Design were developed in 1997 by a working group of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers in the North Carolina State University. Principles of universal design 1. Equitable use – the design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities 2. Flexibility in use – accommodating a wide range of individual preferences and abilities 3. Simple and … Read More