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Carbon neutral buildings discussed at the Green Room Conference

The next steps in developing sustainable commercial buildings were discussed today at the Green Room Conference. The nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) standard came into force in Ireland this year for commercial buildings. But this will not be enough to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees C as per global commitments. And, investors are putting […]

IGBC seeks technical support officer

Salary €33,000 – €45,000 commensurate with experience, skills and qualifications. Do you believe that action on climate change is the defining issue of our times and that the built environment plays a key role? Do you have a professional background in construction sector and sustainability? Do you want to work in a position where you […]

Climate Change Adaptation Sectoral Plan for Built and Archaeological Heritage

In January 2019, the IGBC, in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Carrig and Lincoln University, organised two workshops to discuss the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s built and archaeological heritage, and prioritise the short- and long-term adaptation actions needed. Workshop participants were asked to express their concerns in relation to the impacts of climate change on the built and/or archaeological heritage, and to discuss what is required to better protect this heritage. 

National Renovation Upskilling Committee launched

On Tuesday, 12th Feb, Ireland’s National Renovation Upskilling Committee (Reno-NUC) was officially launched by Minister Damien English T.D. The objective of the committee is to encourage and facilitate construction workers and building professionals upskilling in energy renovation.

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