The Irish Green Building Council launched today a new programme to measure the carbon footprint of construction products. The Environmental Product Declaration Ireland Programme (EPD Ireland) allows manufacturers to publish independently verified information about the environmental footprint of their products. Medite Smartply, Munster Joinery and Quinn Building Products are the first Irish manufacturers to develop […]
The IGBC has been engaging with our members over to past few weeks to maximise input into our submission for this consultation. This included: March Green Building Network with Ian Mawditt of Fourwalls, Ian addressed over 70 people on his findings of testing indoor air quality of dwellings in the UK. This gave rise to […]
How can procurement help construction to be resource efficient? What is zero waste to landfill? Interested in learning the answers to these questions? Well good news, the Irish Green Building council has a new conference on the 21st June.
Curious about the circular economy and its role in the future of Sustainable construction? How about Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) and building Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)? Well good news the Irish Green Building council has a new conference on the 21st June.
The Irish Green Building Council awarded the exacting Home Performance Index silver certification to a multi-unit social housing development in Dún Laoghaire.
The Building Sense Now initiative was launched in late 2017 in Frankfort. As part of this initiative on climate and cultural sensible design, the initiators would like to hear your views by end of July.
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Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018 Recast adopted
The Green Room was back for 2018 with a great turn out on the day. Over 150 building representatives from throughout the industry gathered in Dublin on 2nd May 2018 to learn more about the latest trends nationally and internationally on sustainable non-residential buildings.
“Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building” new report published.
Construction and demolition waste is one of the largest contributing waste sources in Ireland. Green building certification schemes such as LEED and HPI, and the fast growing focus on the circular economy (1) in Europe, have already begun to have an impact on the way we design and build. In this context, the IGBC is delighted to […]
The top trends driving investments in sustainable commercial buildings were discussed today (2.05) at the Irish Green Building Council’s Green Room Conference.
The Irish Green Building Council launched today (27.04) a final set of recommendations for a user-friendly holistic energy efficiency accreditation for building professionals.
Buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe and making them more energy efficient is critical in reaching our climate targets. While recent increases in government incentives are part of the solution, the scale of the challenge means that private investment must be mobilised.
What are the key steps that will help you achieve a NZEB building? During Session 2 of the Green Room 2018 conference, we look at steps through case studies of recently completed or designed developments. Check out this blog for further details.