Article by Sylvia Thompson – Published in the Irish Times – Sat. 12th December 2016 As we digest the warnings and promises from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, there is one industry that is poised for major change in Ireland and abroad: construction. “Every newly built house in Ireland now has to have an […]
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The Dublin School of Architecture, DIT Bolton Street, is seeking applications from building professionals to join a free postgraduate course in the design of buildings to meet the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) performance standard. The initial delivery of the 10-credit postgraduate module, entitled ‘Professional Energy Skills in NZEB’, is being supported by EU funding, […]
Some of Ireland’s leading companies issued a call for a robust global agreement on climate change to be signed at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris. These progressive Irish businesses want COP21 to agree a definite road map for global commerce, ensuring strong policy and regulatory certainty through a new agreement on climate […]
SEAI has launched two new reports on energy efficiency in the commercial sector in Ireland: Extensive survey of the commercial buildings stock in the Republic of Ireland Survey of consumer behaviour in the commercial sector in the Republic of Ireland
Codema, Dublin’s Energy Agency has just published a “Guide to Display Energy Certificates (DEC) for Local Authority Buildings”. The guide provides an overview of the DEC requirements for public buildings. View full document.
On Wednesday, 4th November the IGBC organised a “Shining the Light on Buildings at COP21” briefing at Europe House, 12-14 Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2. The presentations focused on the potential of buildings to lower emissions and examined the chances of a positive outcome from the negotiations. Speakers on the Day included: Ciara Kirrane, Friends of […]
Codema, Dublin’s Energy Agency, has developed a short guide on the key principles and benefits of Energy Performance Contracting in Public Buildings.
With the most important COP in decades coming up in December, the Irish Green Building Council is working hard to make the inaugural “Buildings Day” at COP really count in the fight against climate change. Buildings account for 32% of global final energy use – 19% of all greenhouse gas emissions. As a key stakeholder […]
Builders in Cork and Dublin are the first of 200 builders to start on the Foundation Energy Skills (FES) training course. The course, designed for Building Construction Workers, launched successfully last month in Dublin and Cork, with courses in other parts of Ireland starting soon. This is a three-day course, delivered as full-day training over […]
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) recently launched a report on “Energy Efficiency of Rental Accommodation in Ireland”. Carried out by McDowell Purcell Solicitors through the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), the study examined the legislation relevant to minimum rental standards; building regulations; EU Legislation and Current government policy. It also includes a […]
On Friday 25th September 2015, Saint-Gobain organised a “Get Practical About Passive” Event as part of the World Green Building Week 2015 – #PoweringPositiveChange. A copy of the presentations delivered on that day are now available here.
Last week, the Irish Green Building Council took part in the sixth annual World Green Building Week, coordinating eight events across the country. Events included tours of some of Ireland’s most sustainable buildings (the new Dun Laoghaire library, Garden Still House – Jameson Distillery and the New Guinness Brewhouse), conferences and workshops. The IGBC would like […]
The benefits of “Green” buildings go well beyond energy savings. Read Pat Barry’s, Executive Director IGBC piece in today’s Irish Independent.
Read Pat Barry’s, Executive Director, IGBC, interview in today’s Irish Independent.
This year, the IGBC is celebrating World Green Building Week, publishing articles on how its members are “powering positive change”. The first article of this series will focus on the current retrofit at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). C.I.T main campus in Bishopstown is playing host to a revolutionary project, using BENCHMARK Ceramic Granite Façade […]