August 11, 2014
What is QualiBuild?
QualiBuild is an EU funded BUILD UP Skills project, it aims to begin to address Ireland’s current knowledge gap in the building industry in relation to the construction of quality, energy efficient buildings. The aim of the project is to add transparency to the building sector and to improve standards.It will achieve this by providing training for those employed in this sector and a register for those who want to employ an approved level of Craft worker or builder with train…
August 8, 2014
For all the talk about windmills and pylons surrounding the Government Green Paper on Energy, we can achieve much of our energy independence by concentrating on the source of most energy use –the built environment. Simple policy interventions and consistency across all departments can achieve co-benefits of dramatically cutting energy use from buildings, the transport and infrastructure needed to link our buildings in Ireland. This will at the same time make Ireland happier, healthier, more prod…
August 1, 2014
We have submitted our thoughts on the Green paper on Energy In Ireland to Government. You can download our submission above or by clicking here. The key points of the submission are:
Policy emphasis needs to shift from the supply side to reducing demand for energy
The built environment plays the key role in a more energy efficient Ireland as it affects energy used in buildings, energy used for transport and the efficiency of the grid.
The need for much greater link up between the different…