The Irish Green Building Council launched today – 4th July – a set of recommendations to improve energy efficiency standards in the rental market. The Irish Green Building Council proposes that the Government introduce a series of regulatory and financial measures to improve energy efficiency performance in the rental sector. These recommendations are contained in […]
The flagship event in the global green building calendar – is fast approaching! In the last week of September (23 to 29 Sept), the Irish Green Building Council and its member organisations will celebrate World Green Building Week 2019. This year’s campaign aims to raise greater awareness of the carbon emissions from all stages of a […]
The need for Irish cities to become more sustainable in order to attract inward investment was discussed today (24.05) at Green Building Cork 2019.
In conjunction with the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference in Oslo, the Irish Green Building Council and partners announce BUILD UPON2; a project that will accelerate the renovation of buildings in European cities.
The next steps in developing sustainable commercial buildings were discussed today at the Green Room Conference. The nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) standard came into force in Ireland this year for commercial buildings. But this will not be enough to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees C as per global commitments. And, investors are putting […]
In January 2019, the IGBC, in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Carrig and Lincoln University, organised two workshops to discuss the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s built and archaeological heritage, and prioritise the short- and long-term adaptation actions needed. Workshop participants were asked to express their concerns in relation to the impacts of climate change on the built and/or archaeological heritage, and to discuss what is required to better protect this heritage.
On Tuesday, 12th Feb, Ireland’s National Renovation Upskilling Committee (Reno-NUC) was officially launched by Minister Damien English T.D. The objective of the committee is to encourage and facilitate construction workers and building professionals upskilling in energy renovation.
Do you believe that action on climate change is the defining issue of our times and that the built environment plays a key role? Do you have a professional background in construction sector and sustainability? Do you want to work in a position where you can change the whole system rather than one building at […]
The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is, today, unveiling its definition of an energy efficient mortgage which is the result of extensive cross-sectoral, market consultation of the lending institutions piloting the energy efficient mortgage framework.
The IGBC team was delighted to launch its Activity Report at last night’s Green Building Network. 2018 has been a significant year for the Council and the report includes some of our achievements in the past year. We are excited about the challenges ahead an look forward to working closely with all our member in 2019! […]
Fifty-four percent of Irish organisations participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report expect their projects to be green by 2021. This is well above the global average – 47%. “The number of green buildings has increased significantly in Ireland over the last 5 years” says Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green […]
Thursday, 8th November: Indoor air pollution was extensively discussed today (8.11) at the Irish Green Building Council’s conference. It represents a major health risk factor for Ireland’s new home building programme. Irish people spend 90% of their time indoors. Poor ventilation can have significant implications on health. As new homes become more insulated and airtight […]
Leading manufacturer of roofing and cladding products Tegral becomes gold member of the Irish Green Building Council.
Last week, we celebrated World Green Building Week* with an action-packed programme across 3 Irish cities – Dublin, Galway and Limerick. We were delighted to welcome almost 300 building and construction professionals and to highlight the need for healthier and greener homes. Here are some highlights of the week. Tours of some of Ireland’s most sustainable […]
European developer Hammerson becomes gold member of the Irish Green Building Council.