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) which represents over 170 major construction and property related businesses urge the Government to use the stimulus plan to tackle simultaneously two of the most imminent challenges facing Ireland, climate change and the economic crisis. According to the IGBC, this can only be achieved through a strong focus on […]
The flagship event in the global green building calendar – is fast approaching! It will take place from September 21st to 25th 2020. The building sector is the largest single energy consumer in Europe. Carbon neutrality cannot be reached without decarbonising our building stock. This year’s World Green Building Week will focus on delivering net […]
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 […]
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 excited to announce that a new Free Embodied Carbon tool, One Click LCA Planetary, has been launched by Bionova Ltd this week and it’s now available in Ireland. IGBC is proud to be part of this initiative and all EPD Ireland’s data has been included in the software. One Click LCA Planetary is […]
The Irish Green Building Council, following the advice issued by the Government and health officials on Covid-19, will be providing more content online to replace events and education we normally provide face to face. In this way we want to help you to stay safe while staying in touch with the latest developments in Green Building. We aim to […]
On the 19th and 20th February 2020, Brussels hosted two major events. The first is the European Regional Network Meeting themed “2020: The Year of LCA”. On the next day, the European Commission hosted a conference under the name “Reflect, Debate, Advise – Get Level(s) right”. Along with the ever needed exchange of intelligence, ideas […]
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 […]
Wednesday, 22nd January: Ahead of the February’s general election, the Irish Green Building Council calls on all political parties to take stronger actions for a more sustainable built environment. The Irish Green Building Council which represents over 160 major construction and property related businesses launched today a list of key actions that all political parties […]
Helsinki, Valladolid and private sector leaders respond to the climate crisis – committing to net zero carbon buildings at the BUILD UPON2 summit 4 December – Brussels Today leading European companies and cities pledged to slash carbon emissions from their buildings to net zero. Property sector leaders BuroHappold, Carbon Credentials, Deerns, Grimshaw Architects, Grosvenor Group, […]