Helsinki, Valladolid and private sector leaders respond to the climate crisis – committing to net zero carbon buildings at the BUILD UPON2 summit 4 December – Brussels Today leading European companies and cities pledged to slash carbon emissions from their buildings to net zero. Property sector leaders BuroHappold, Carbon Credentials, Deerns, Grimshaw Architects, Grosvenor Group, […]
Archives for 2019
Monday, 2nd December: A group of leading developers and state bodies have committed today to reduce carbon emissions associated with their construction projects. Property developers, Hammerson, Hines and IPUT, and state procurement bodies, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Dublin City Council, have committed to reduce the upfront embodied carbon associated with their projects. Upfront embodied carbon […]
“Building renovation in the Clean Energy Package: implications at local, national and EU levels” report is now available on our website here. The aim of this briefing is to analyse some of the most important changes brought by legislation of the Clean energy package that will influence building renovation policy in the coming decades. The Clean […]
19 November 2019 – Today the World Green Building Council has launched a new digital case study library showcasing examples of the world’s most cutting-edge sustainable buildings. Each case study demonstrates enhanced performance in relation to health benefits or achieve net zero operational carbon, as verified by established certification schemes, rating tools or other third-party […]
On the 28th and 29th of October 2019, a kickoff meeting took place in Madrid with a goal to launch the project Life for LCA LCC Level(s) and therefore commence the anticipated project activities. The project itself is directed towards raising the recognition of indicators for Life cycle assessment (LCA), Life cycle costing (LCC) and […]
We are delighted to announce that MEDITE SMARPLY has published a new EPD under our programme, EPD Ireland: SMARTPLY Oriented Strand Boards (OSB) – EPDIE-19-17. The new EPD replaces the seven separate declarations previously produced by the company under EPD Ireland: OSB2 (EPDIE 18-01), OSB3 (EPDIE 18-02), OSB3 T&G (EPDIE 18-03), FLAME RETARDANT (FR) OSB3 […]
Thursday, 7th November: The Irish Green Building Council launched a zero-carbon standard for new homes at the Better Homes conference today. The new standard will enable Irish Home builders to offer certified zero carbon homes to home buyers.
Home Builder Lioncor announce a 3-year strategic partnership with Irish Green Building Council to help drive demand for greener new homes.
On Tuesday 08th October 2019, a coalition of over 30 organisations working in the buildings and construction sector have signed an open letter to the European Commission outlining their view on the transformative potential that the Level(s) framework can play in mainstreaming sustainable buildings and deliver on key European environmental, economic and social goals.
Last week, the Irish Green Building Council took part in the 10th annual World Green Building Week coordinating several site visits around Dublin. We were delighted to welcome almost 100 building professionals and construction workers and to tackle embodied emissions from the entire building lifecycle in order to fully decarbonise by 2050 and to keep […]
With the support of more than 80 organisations, the World Green Building Council’s new report describes actions to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions.
We are sorry to share the sad news of the death of our dear friend and colleague Devyn Olson-Sawyer on 17th September 2019.
Are you passionate about sustainability? We are looking for a Project and Marketing support officer Do you want a job where you can make a real difference in tackling climate change? WHO IS THE IRISH GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL? The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) was established in 2011 as an independent, non-profit membership organisation, to […]
date 16th August 2019 Subject: Urgent need to provide certainty on the future of home energy renovation in Ireland Dear Taoiseach, Following SEAI’s unexpected announcement of the discontinuation of its deep retrofit pilot programme this week, the Irish Green Building Council is asking the government to reiterate its full commitment to home energy renovation and […]
Europe elects a new parliament On 26 May, polls in the European elections closed and the results reveal an incoming European parliament will be the most fragmented in a number of years. Although the European People’s Party (EPP) and the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) are still set to be the largest parties in parliament, […]