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, […]
Monday, 2nd December: A group of leading developers and state bodies have committed today to reduce carbon emissions associated with their construction projects. Property developers, Hammerson, Hines and IPUT, and state procurement bodies, Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Dublin City Council, have committed to reduce the upfront embodied carbon associated with their projects. Upfront embodied carbon […]
“Building renovation in the Clean Energy Package: implications at local, national and EU levels” report is now available on our website here. The aim of this briefing is to analyse some of the most important changes brought by legislation of the Clean energy package that will influence building renovation policy in the coming decades. The Clean […]
19 November 2019 – Today the World Green Building Council has launched a new digital case study library showcasing examples of the world’s most cutting-edge sustainable buildings. Each case study demonstrates enhanced performance in relation to health benefits or achieve net zero operational carbon, as verified by established certification schemes, rating tools or other third-party […]
On the 28th and 29th of October 2019, a kickoff meeting took place in Madrid with a goal to launch the project Life for LCA LCC Level(s) and therefore commence the anticipated project activities. The project itself is directed towards raising the recognition of indicators for Life cycle assessment (LCA), Life cycle costing (LCC) and […]