The IGBC launched the EPD Ireland project on Friday 9 December. The project will allow suppliers and manufacturers to develop and upload their 3rd party verified EPD on a national platform.
Archives for 2016
We are delighted to present our 2016 Activity Report, outlining our achievements in the past year.
Friday, 2nd December: IGBC proposes solution for measuring excess water. The recent recommendation by the expert water commission to charge only for excessive water use may be a sensible approach and could be used to ensure that all new homes are water efficient according to the Irish Green Building Council. The Irish Green Building Council have […]
Gyproc launches a €1.5m sustainability investment with the launch of Ireland’s first ever plasterboard recycling service.
The IGBC and the SCSI are working together to develop an effective tenant/landlord strategy for energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
Employers, building owners, designers, developers, and investors throughout the world are learning, in response to an increasing body of evidence, that office design affects the health and wellbeing of occupants in many ways and so it is a smart business move to create green buildings that are healthy. Staff are the most valuable resource in […]
From 7 to 18 November, 2016, countries will be attending the 22nd UN Framework for Convention on Climate Change Conference of Parties – known as COP22 – in Marrakech, Morocco. WorldGBC will be attending alongside a number of Green Building Councils, WorldGBC partners, and numerous Green Building Council members. Why is COP22 important? COP22 is […]
A block of apartments at Rathmines Crescent built by Dublin City Council becomes the first to achieve HPI Certification
Last week, the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) took part in the seventh annual World Green Building Week, coordinating five events across the country. Events included tours of some of Ireland’s most sustainable buildings (1 Albert Quay in Cork and Block B in East Point, Dublin) and of the recently refurbished National Gallery, as well […]
Thursday, 22nd September: The Irish Green Building Council launches 10 proposals for a better new national renovation strategy and invites feedback. Pat Barry, CEO, Irish Green Building Council presented today a set of recommendations for the next national renovation strategy to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten T.D. Each of the […]
Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme Consultation – Consultation on the 2017-2019 Phase of Operation
The European commission has issued guidelines on how member states should define Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB). The guidelines published :COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION (EU) 2016/1318 of 29 July 2016 on guidelines for the promotion of nearly zero-energy buildings and best practices to ensure that, by 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero-energy buildings specifically set out recommendations […]
Consultation on ‘EU Framework’ for Sustainable Building Assessment Released On July 7, the long-awaited consultation on an ‘EU Framework’ for Sustainable Buildings Assessment was released, providing stakeholders in the building sector with the opportunity to comment on the development of a common EU framework of core indicators for assessing the environmental performance of buildings. The […]
Wednesday 27th July – A Construction Workers Skills Register (CWSR) was launched today to allow construction and craft workers to register their skills and demonstrate their ongoing commitment to continual learning in their careers. The CWSR is a pilot online platform that allows construction workers to display their training history to potential employers. It also […]
1. European Commission publishes Green Public Procurement criteria for office buildings The Commission recently published the EU Green Public Procurement criteria for Office Building Design, Construction and Management. The criteria outlines how public authorities can procure green construction or renovation works in a cost-effective way, covering aspects such as design, site preparation, construction, servicing and...