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.
Interested in expanding your knowledge on what role corporate action plays in our transition to a low carbon built environment? How about the imminent Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard? Well good news the The Green Room is back and these will be the two main themes of this year’s conference. Learn more about the first half of the conference in this blog.
What is the Home Performance Index? What is Sustainable residential development? The seemingly unimportant things we do every day can have a direct effect on our health and carbon footprint. Simply where we live and the distance traveled to and from work, dictates whether we are inclined to drive, walk or take the bus. While […]
The Irish Green Building Council is very honored to have picked up a win for the Green NGO of the Year.
New study shows strong demand for energy efficient mortgages
The Irish Green Building Council has launched today (12th Feb.) ground-breaking new proposals for a European ‘energy efficiency mortgage’ scheme, which pioneering banks and buildings experts are preparing to pilot.
The Irish Green Building Council has announced today (29.01) a four weeks comment period on its initial set of recommendations for energy renovation upskilling of building professionals. Commenting on the launch of this consultation period, Pat Barry, CEO, IGBC said: “The Irish Green Building Council is delighted to work with Ireland’s main construction institutes on […]
Ahead of the implementation of GDPR we want to ensure that everyone in our community can still access information from the Irish Green Building Council.
Efforts to cut emissions from Europe’s building stock received a major boost as the European Commission said it was considering lowering capital requirements for banks in order to help reward consumers investing in energy efficient buildings.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the IGBC Team. The Irish Green Building Council will be closed for the Christmas break from Saturday 23rd December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
We are delighted to present our 2017 Activity Report, outlining our achievements in the past year.
One can be forgiven for embracing a pessimistic view on the future of retail banking: low margins, huge adaptation costs to digitalisation, and new regulatory burdens are constantly – and rightly – mentioned as the biggest challenges for the industry. However, what if retail banks could reinvent themselves as, well, retail banks, committed precisely to […]
The selected candidate will be fully involved in the day-to-day operational activities of the Irish Green Building Council. While also gaining specific experience in marketing, research and sustainable buildings. Tasks Marketing: Researching, compiling and circulating e-newsletters and e-shots, content curation, social media management and community engagement, etc. Event Management: Marketing, liaising with venues, designers, speakers […]
Over 100 planners, architects, local authorities, policy makers and home builders gathered in Dublin on 26th October to look at the future of home building in Ireland. A short summary of the conference is now available here.