Construction and demolition waste is one of the largest contributing waste sources in Ireland. Green building certification schemes such as LEED and HPI, and the fast growing focus on the circular economy (1) in Europe, have already begun to have an impact on the way we design and build. In this context, the IGBC is delighted to […]
The top trends driving investments in sustainable commercial buildings were discussed today (2.05) at the Irish Green Building Council’s Green Room Conference.
The Irish Green Building Council launched today (27.04) a final set of recommendations for a user-friendly holistic energy efficiency accreditation for building professionals.
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.