Arup has committed to achieving net zero emissions across its entire operations by 2030, covering everything from the energy used in offices to goods and services purchased. To achieve this, the firm has set a target to reduce its scope 1, 2 and 3 global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30 per cent within the next five years from a 2018 baseline. The target, validated […]
To celebrate World Green Building Week 2020, the IGBC has put together a series of free lunchtime webinars showcasing exciting new green buildings and exploring hot topics in construction, we are hosting a high-level workshop on identifying actions to fully decarbonised our built environment and we have partnered with GBCI to bring you a self-guided […]
Technical lead on Construction LCA Instead of changing one building at a time why not use your knowledge to lead the transition to Net Zero Carbon buildings for the whole of Ireland! WHO IS THE IRISH GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL? The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) was established in 2011 as an independent, non-profit membership organisation, […]
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) welcomed eleven auditors for training in the iBRoad Building Renovation Passport software in January. After an extensive renew of available Building Renovation Passports, the IGBC found that the iBRoad tool, which is was developed as part of an Horizon 2020 project, was most suited to pilot in Ireland because […]
What is in the election manifestos for Green Building? Last week we issued a manifesto to all political parties in which we set out key actions to implement in Government in the next 5 years. This included the importance of strengthening the planning system and moving beyond energy efficiency to regulate or incentivise a truly […]
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.
We are sorry to share the sad news of the death of our dear friend and colleague Devyn Olson-Sawyer on 17th September 2019.
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, […]