Ireland’s largest homebuilder, Cairn PLC has become a gold member of the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC). The strategic partnership will see the two organisations working together to make green homes a standard in the Irish market.
On joining as gold member Cairn said: “Building well located, highly energy efficient homes in a sustainable way is at the core of Cairn’s business. We are delighted to be working alongside IGBC, further strengthening our commitment to developing thriving communities while making positive contributions to the environment. We recognise the important role our industry must play in tackling climate change and we are looking forward to working closely with the IGBC for a better built environment”.
As part of the partnership, Cairn will support IGBC’s new campaign to reduce emissions across the entire lifecycle of buildings. The aim of the #BuildingLife campaign is to catalyse a shift in building policy so that it tackles the total environmental impacts—both carbon and resource-related—across the entire lifecycle of a building.
Pat Barry, CEO of the IGBC said: “Most of the focus in the construction industry to date has been on tackling operational emissions – I.e. the emissions associated with heating and lighting our homes. But to reach carbon neutrality, we must address the environmental impact of buildings across their whole life cycle. I am thrilled Cairn are at the forefront of the industry’s response to this challenge and I look forward to working with them to drive positive change”.