Join us in The Green Room on the 21st May. This is the Green Building networking opportunity of the year.
The Irish Green Building Council has put together a top line up of national and international speakers with inspiring case studies for this year's conference.
The conference will be opened by Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources Alex White who will update us on the latest Government initiatives and will launch our Build Upon project.
Find out about the definition and proposed implementation of the Near Zero Energy standard for commercial buildings. What implications does this have for professionals and investors? We look at the most exciting green projects in planning or reaching completion.
Where are we at with our great energy renovation challenge? Are we moving fast enough, or at all? We look at the innovative Energie Sprong project from Holland as they renovate 100,000 homes to a zero energy standard, yes that's right, zero energy and with astonishing speed! We look at an Irish Enerphit renovation project of a block of apartments breaking new ground on scaling up deep energy retrofit.
We also look at some exciting renovation case studies in the commercial sector. With updates from Government and industry peers, you will find out what is happening in your industry. Take some time out from the office, network with peers and be inspired!
Professor Brian Norton is President of Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland's largest third-level institution and its principal provider of practice-led research-informed higher education. Professor has contributed to 6 books and over 350 papers principally in the field of solar energy including over 170 journal publications. He has supervised over forty PhD students. He chairs 'Action Renewables', responsible for developing renewable energy use in Northern Ireland. He is Vice-President of the European Sustainable Energy Innovation Alliance.
Miles Keeping is a Partner and Head of Responsible Property Investment at Deloitte Real Estate. He works with a range of clients on sustainability issues relating to their assets, having a deep understanding of landlords' and occupiers' preferences for sustainable buildings.In previous roles, Miles was Head of Sustainability at GVA and a partner at King Sturge LLP and a Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, where he spent 11 years undertaking consultancy work, researching and teaching about property sustainability issues
Ronald Rovers is professor of Sustainable Built Environment at Zuyd University of applied sciences. He is also director of the Sustainable Building Support Centre which contributes to the international development of sustainable building through consultancy, workshops, short courses and study tours. Ronald has 35 years experience in Sustainable Building (and Urban sustainability). He initiated and organized the 1st world conference on Sustainable Building, in 2000 in Maastricht. His main drive is to develop a closed cycle management of buildings and urban areas, for all resources, energy, materials, water and food, in an integral approach.
During her educational training, Mariana participated in the Erasmus Programme in Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, Switzerland, where she studied under international renowed architectural masters (Peter Zumthor and Henk Hartzema). She later worked with Durrer Linggi Architekten in Zurich, where she participated in several open competitions. Mariana has been working with MosArt since May 2006 and has been involved in a number of private and commercial projects. She is a qualified Passive House Designer and Consultant, completed a post graduation on Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies, from Centre of Alternative Technology (CAT) (University of East London) and a Masters in Urban and Building Conservation in UCD. Centrally involved in all aspects of Passive House Certification as part of the Passive House Academy team, including thermal bridge analysis, PHPP data entry, SketchUp modeling using the new PH tool for Passive House analysis.
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Alex White, is a Labour TD for Dublin South, and a Senior Counsel. Alex was educated at Chanel College Coolock, and Trinity College Dublin from where he graduated in Economic and Social Studies in 1981. He subsequently attended the King's Inns, and was called to the Irish Bar in 1987. Before commencing practice as a barrister in 1994, Alex White was a current affairs producer with RTÉ for ten years. He subsequently became a leading practitioner in employment and labour law, appearing regularly before the Irish Courts and in employment tribunals on behalf of employee and employer clients.
Chris is a Chartered Environmental Engineering Director with BDP Chris provides sustainable engineering design solutions for a range of projects in all sectors.He is recognised as a leader in the field of sustainable building design and has been responsible for the development of environmental strategies for a large number of landmark low energy projects both in Ireland and internationally. More than twenty five of the projects he as worked on have achieved awards for sustainability and over thirty publications and research papers have been produced describing the projects. In addition to building design, Chris has been involved in a number of energy research projects and the promotion of sustainable design.
Brian Dolan is Managing Director of both Gypsum Industries and Isover in Ireland. Brian was Managing Director of Isover in the UK from 2007 to 2010 and prior to that was Finance Director with British Gypsum for five years. He has also spent a number of years with Saint-Gobain in South East Asia as Chief Financial Officer for the region.
Donal Campbell has overall responsibility for sustainability within the technical department of Deka Immobilien, one of Germany's largest property investment fund managers. After qualifying as a structural engineer, he worked in construction for many years in the UK and Germany, joining Deka in 2000. He added an MSc in Environmental Services in 2007. His interests include renewable energy and energy efficiency, inspirational buildings, positive psychology and music.
David Walshe is Technical Director at IN2 Engineering and has overseen designs for many prestigious low-energy projects including. David graduated from DIT Bolton St and was previously employed by Roger Preston and Partners within their Environmental Services Department. David was a founding Partner of IN2 Engineering in 2002, setting energy and sustainability targets for Projects, and ensuring that the key principles of Passive Design are integrated to the building form.
David Willis is a mechanical engineer with wide experience of the electricity industry. He worked for 10 years in the Power Generation area of the ESB before moving to Electric Ireland. David has participated in EU funded projects, advises ESB on company-wide sustainability measures and demand side management and he has an active interest in technology and energy efficiency as well as Psychology and Consumer Behaviour. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Certified Energy Manager.
Sean Hogan is a graduate of Cork Institute of Technology and a qualified BREEAM AP and LEED AP. Since joining RKD Sean has gained extensive architectural experience on a variety of major projects including large-scale office and industrial developments. He has most recently specialised in sustainable design and detailing. He has experience, versatility and leadership in all aspects of detail design, project management and administration.
Chris Hughes is Programme Manager at Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland for the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) Implementation since 2002. Chris also works on major SEAI events including the Energy Show and the Sustainable Energy Awards. Prior to joining SEAI he held a number of positions in energy management. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Engineering Science from NUI Galway.
Darragh is an architect and runs his own architectural practice in Dublin which specialises in housing, sustainable design and community projects. Prior to this he was a team leader in Ballymun Regeneration where he managed the implementation of low energy social housing projects, retrofit of social housing and a tool for the environmental assessment of developer led projects in Ballymun. He is the vice chair of the RIAI sustainability taskforce and he has also participated in the RIAI housing Taskforce. He has completed community development projects in India and has also worked in the UK.
Since moving to Ireland 15 years ago, Caelan spent her initial years working with Solearth Ecological Architecture (Dublin) exploring sustainable, healthy building design. She has since built on this experience in a number of private commissions, designing and overseeing construction of several ecological houses including a breathing wall timber frame house (2010), and a two-storey cob house (2012) as well as many eco extensions and renovations. She has extensive experience working with historic structures throughout Ireland. From 2007 to 2009 she tutored in architecture at the School of Art, Design and the Built Environment at Ulster University Belfast. She is currently working with the sustainable architecture practice, Regeneration Partnership in Exeter UK