Archives for June 2020
Leading roof window manufacturer, VELUX has announced today it has joined the Irish Green Building Council. The strategic partnership will see the two organisations working together to create healthier and greener buildings. The news comes just a few months after Dublin pledged to improve air quality by 2030 as part of the BreatheLife campaign. The […]
Publishing an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of your construction product gives you the opportunity to improve your business while demonstrating your Company’s commitment to transparency. Many Irish manufacturers have already chosen to evaluate the environmental performance of their building products. This is the first step towards improvement. Why should you do the same? In this […]
In late 2018, the IPCC issued a stark warning. It highlighted that limiting global warming to 1.5°C is crucial to avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. It also clearly established that achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will require action at an unprecedented pace and scale. To maximise the chances of limiting […]
Friday, 5th June: Today, on World Environment Day, the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) called on Irish businesses and cities to take bolder climate leadership. Buildings account for more than one-third of global carbon emissions. Five years after the Paris Climate Agreement, it is high time to act. To facilitate this process, the IGBC call […]
The Irish Green Building Council, in conjunction with Limerick Institute of Technology, have launched today a new app to facilitate energy renovation upskilling.
The BUILD UP Skills Advisor app allows building professionals and construction workers to identify energy renovation training courses that suit their needs in one click.
We are delighted to announce that a new EPD has been published under our programme EPD Ireland: EPDIE-20-23 for Xtratherm Thin-R insulation boards. The EPD is carried out for 4 Xtratherm Thin-R products, that differ in thickness: Thin-R 25mm thick board Thin-R 50mm thick board Thin-R 100mm thick board Thin-R 150mm thick board The main […]