Patrick Daly

Lecturing in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, Building Technology, Building Performance, and Technical Design Studio.

Patrick Daly is a leading academic, consultant, and researcher in the field of sustainability in the built environment. He lectures part time on the online DT9771-2-3  PGCert, PGDip & MSc in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design) and the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology programme in third year.

With a background in Architectural Technology and Project Management he has over 25 year’s architectural project experience across a range of domestic and commercial building types/sectors in both Ireland and the UK.  Patrick developed a specialization in Energy and Environmental building design and construction after undertaking an MSc (Architecture) in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies and over the last decade has built a diverse and significant portfolio of design, consultancy and research work in this field. Patrick has completed a second MSc in Research Methods in the Built Environment and is actively pursuing Doctoral studies.

Some key projects, activities and interests include:


iLEEiD House

Design and construction of Ireland’s first Zero Energy Eco House for which he won SEAI and Green Energy Awards.  

Low Energy Buildings

Design and consultancy on a range of low energy buildings, both residential and commercial, including Passive and NZEB

Ecological Materials

Design, consultancy and research in ecological materials including an EPA EU funded study into Hemp Lime as a construction material in Ireland.

Products / Technologies

Consultancy and research into a range of building products and system services.

Community Energy Analysis

Research and energy analysis studies at local and regional scale.

Developed framework and approach to SEAI Local Energy Mapping Tool

EU Funded Projects

Concerto  Dundalk 2020

IEE Bioregions


STRIVE Hemp Lime


Patrick has been a key note speaker at the Brazilian CONTECS conference on sustainable construction and is collaborating with researchers and academics in the Federal University of Matto Grosso


Patrick is involved in a faith based ministry in Africa based in Uganda and has helped establish a foundation there caring for street children and developing community based transformation in the ghettoes of Kampala.

Diploma in Architectural Technology

Bachelor of Education Design Technology

Post Grad Diploma Project Management

MSc Architecture (Advanced Energy & Environmental Studies)

Masters of Research (Built Environment)


Previous -  RIAI (Arch Tech),  CIAT


Patrick has a education degree in design and technology and has been a part time lecturer in the School of Architecture Dublin Institute of Technology since 2001, lecturing in AutoCAD, Building Technology and designed and delivered a three year module in Energy and Environmental design issues.

He is currently lecturing at postgraduate level in Building Energy Analysis and supporting in Studio and lecturing in Third Year Architectural Technology.


Patrick has significant experience in funded research notably

Hemp Lime Construction –  STRIVE funded research study into potential of hemp / lime as a construction material in Ireland – EPA

‘Dundalk 2020’ – Technical advisor and consultant to Dundalk 2020 SEAI  team

‘Rokwood – FP7 project investigating the development of SRC across Europe.

‘Bioregions’ – intelligent energy project promoting bioenergy sector in the midlands – Westmeath Community Development

Energy and Environmental Specialist

Patrick has an architectural Masters of Science in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies and has over a decade of experience in consultancy, research and training in this field including specializing in fabric thermal analysis, building energy analysis both domestic and residential utilising tools such as SAP, DEAP, SBEM, and Dynamic Simulation. and involvement in a number of product, technology studies and EU projects. He also has significant experience in national and EU funded research project.

Senior Architectural Technologist / Project Manager

Patrick has over twenty year’s experience as an Architectural Technologist and holds a post grad diploma in Project Management. He has architectural project experience across a range of building types in both the UK and Ireland and has overseen and managed a number of large scale commercial developments in Dublin.

Patrick designed and built Ireland first Zero Net Energy House in 2009

Patrick has a number of publications at journal and conference level and numerous magazine articles.


Daly P (Ed Lorcan S)  ‘From Dependent City to Sustainable City’ in Dublin’s Future New visions for Irelands Capital City, Liffey Press, Dublin, 2011

Journal Papers

C Parra-Lopez et Al  ‘Strengthening the development of the short-rotation plantations bioenergy sector: Policy insights from six European countries’  Renewable Energy Elsiever 2017

Conference Papers

Daly P  ‘Integrating Energy Rating and Carbon Limitation in Irish Building Regulations a Comparative Analysis of Ireland and UK / (Eng/Wales)’ PLEA Passive Low Energy Architecture conference, Singapore, Nov 2007

Shanks K, Daly P ‘Strategic Energy Planning Decision-Making from Early Design to Detailed Design Stages’,  PLEA Passive Low Energy Architecture conference, Singapore, Nov 2007

Daly P 'Crossing Tresholds’, A  Zero net Energy Demonstration House in Ireland. PLEA Passive Low Energy Architecture conference, Dublin Ireland, Oct 2008.

Daly P, Stevens C, Achieving Passive Refurbishment in a 19th Century traditional Irish Cottage, Passive Haus Conference Germany 2010

Daly P Hemp Lime Bio-composite in Construction - A study into the performance and application of hemp lime bio-composite as a construction material in Ireland. PLEA Passive Low Energy Architecture conference, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2011

Daly P Achieving Low Energy and Environmental Impact in Ireland’s First Energy Positive House, Sustainable Building, Helsinki, Finland 201 

Daly P  Undertaking Social Housing Energy Refurbishment in Ireland, Sustainable Building, Helsinki, Finland 2011

Patrick Holds the following awards

SEAI Energy Awards  2010   Energy Sustainability in the Built Environment   

Green Awards : 2011   The Green Residential Building