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 […]
Thursday, 7th November: The Irish Green Building Council launched a zero-carbon standard for new homes at the Better Homes conference today. The new standard will enable Irish Home builders to offer certified zero carbon homes to home buyers.
Home Builder Lioncor announce a 3-year strategic partnership with Irish Green Building Council to help drive demand for greener new homes.
On Tuesday 08th October 2019, a coalition of over 30 organisations working in the buildings and construction sector have signed an open letter to the European Commission outlining their view on the transformative potential that the Level(s) framework can play in mainstreaming sustainable buildings and deliver on key European environmental, economic and social goals.
Last week, the Irish Green Building Council took part in the 10th annual World Green Building Week coordinating several site visits around Dublin. We were delighted to welcome almost 100 building professionals and construction workers and to tackle embodied emissions from the entire building lifecycle in order to fully decarbonise by 2050 and to keep […]
With the support of more than 80 organisations, the World Green Building Council’s new report describes actions to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions.
We are sorry to share the sad news of the death of our dear friend and colleague Devyn Olson-Sawyer on 17th September 2019.