The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is, today, unveiling its definition of an energy efficient mortgage which is the result of extensive cross-sectoral, market consultation of the lending institutions piloting the energy efficient mortgage framework.
The IGBC team was delighted to launch its Activity Report at last night’s Green Building Network. 2018 has been a significant year for the Council and the report includes some of our achievements in the past year. We are excited about the challenges ahead an look forward to working closely with all our member in 2019! […]
Fifty-four percent of Irish organisations participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report expect their projects to be green by 2021. This is well above the global average – 47%. “The number of green buildings has increased significantly in Ireland over the last 5 years” says Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green […]
Thursday, 8th November: Indoor air pollution was extensively discussed today (8.11) at the Irish Green Building Council’s conference. It represents a major health risk factor for Ireland’s new home building programme. Irish people spend 90% of their time indoors. Poor ventilation can have significant implications on health. As new homes become more insulated and airtight […]
Leading manufacturer of roofing and cladding products Tegral becomes gold member of the Irish Green Building Council.
Last week, we celebrated World Green Building Week* with an action-packed programme across 3 Irish cities – Dublin, Galway and Limerick. We were delighted to welcome almost 300 building and construction professionals and to highlight the need for healthier and greener homes. Here are some highlights of the week. Tours of some of Ireland’s most sustainable […]
European developer Hammerson becomes gold member of the Irish Green Building Council.
The Irish Green Building Council as an established member of the World Green Building Council is delighted to launch a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties in Ireland and Europe. The report calls on lenders, industry and […]
Are you on the hunt for a new house to buy or rent? Are you interested in having low running costs, a healthy home and a livable planet for the future, but don’t know where to start? 10 Questions to Ask about Your New Home.
The Irish Green Building Council launches today a webinar series on the imminent nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) requirements.
Five construction industry bodies have asked the Ministers for Finance, Housing and Climate Action to take a more holistic approach to energy renovation.
The IGBC held a new conference on the 21st June 2018. ReSource 2018 looked at what needs to happen to transition Ireland’s construction sector towards the circular economy. Check out this blog to learn more!
The flagship event in the global green building calendar – is fast approaching! In the last week of September (24 to 30 Sept), the Irish Green Building Council and its member organisations will celebrate greener, healthier and more energy efficient homes.
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 […]