This year, the IGBC is celebrating World Green Building Week, publishing articles on how its members are “powering positive change”. The first article of this series will focus on the current retrofit at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT). C.I.T main campus in Bishopstown is playing host to a revolutionary project, using BENCHMARK Ceramic Granite Façade […]
Join us at one of our many events taking place across Ireland this year in line with the theme for World Green Building Week: “Powering Positive Change“. Green Building Councils around the globe will be coming together for World Green Building Week to highlight the importance of sustainable buildings. CALENDAR Building Performance Conference – 15 […]
The UCD School of Architecture is currently seeking an appropriate candidate to support the development of a Home Quality Rating tool for Ireland, in collaboration with the IGBC, as part of an MArchSc research degree. A scholarship of one year’s tuition fees can be provided. Interested persons should forward a short CV to Vivienne Brophy, […]
Follow this link to view presentations from the CaGBC Study Tour 2015 Vancouver has set out to be the World’s Greenest city in a friendly challenge to the rest of the world. This is becoming a competitive space as the World‘s mayors and cities realise the PR value of the title. However Vancouver may well […]
The amendment to Part E of the Building Regulations (2014) comes into effect this month. View the Technical Guidance Document here.
The European Commission’s DG Energy has recently launched a public consultation regarding the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The aim is to evaluate whether the Directive has met its aims, and to explore issues in relation to the Smart Finance for Smart Buildings initiative as well as how the Directive relates […]
The BUILD UPON project is tackling one of Europe’s most critical climate challenges: improving our existing buildings to save energy and create a better quality of life for all. We are looking for a passionate web/graphic design team to work with us on designing the project’s website and Wiki. Are you up to the challenge? […]
IRELAND HAS SIGNIFICANT ENERGY SAVINGS POTENTIAL This important new SEAI report identifies massive potential energy savings amounting to nearly a quarter of Ireland’s primary energy demand in 2013 (nearly 35 TWh). These savings are over and above what is required to bridge the current gap to the 2020 energy efficiency target. The identified measures are both […]
Join us at 9am on 10 June 2015 for a Free Virtual Exhibition supported by over 20 of Europe’s Green Building Council. Visit virtual exhibition booths from leading sustainable construction companies developing green building projects. Attend live presentations throughout the day from Europe’s most successful construction and property professionals. Register at: www.BrightestGreenestBuildings.eu Brightest_Greenest_Buildings_Invitation
Date: 21 May 2015 The Minister for Communications Energy and Natural resources Alex White today launched the Irish part of a €2.35 million project – Build Upon, to help mobilise financial, professional, construction and civic groups to agree a long term strategy to speed up the rate of deep energy renovation of the entire building […]
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has announced the appointment of Terri Wills as its new Chief Executive Officer. Ms Wills will lead WorldGBC’s initiatives to support its members, promote collaboration and innovation, and play an advocacy and policy role to accelerate global change. Ms Wills will join the WorldGBC from her current role as […]
The Irish Green Building Council is seeking a highly motivated individual to join us, to help us mainstream Green Building in Ireland. Closing date 30.04.2015 Salary range – €40,000 – €45,000 comensurate with skills and experience. We seek a senior staff member who can help us grow the IGBC, complementing our existing technical knowledge skills […]
Green Building Councils across Europe are today launching an ambitious €2.35 million project to support governments in designing and implementing the national renovation strategies many have so far struggled to deliver in accordance with EU law.
Minister for Energy, Alex White T.D., today announced a boost in the level of grants available to householders who want to undertake energy efficiency improvements. The cash value of every grant available to householders under the Better Energy Homes Scheme has been increased by between 25-50%
The European Commission has recently published proposed EU Green Public Procurement criteria for office buildings for consultation.