The Green Room - Annual Green Building Gathering

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!

Speakers

Eric Corey Freed

Professor Brian Norton

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

Miles Keeping

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

Ronald Rovers

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.

Mariana Moreira

Mariana Moreira

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 Alex White TD

Minister Alex White TD

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 Croly

Chris Croly

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

Brian Dolan

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

Donal Campbell

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

David Walshe

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

David Willis

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

Sean Hogan

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

Chris Hughes

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 Lynch

Darragh Lynch

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.

Caelan Bristow

Caelan Bristow

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

Agenda

Time
Session
Main Hall
Liffey Room
9.00am
IGBC Introduction and update
Launch of Build Upon and other projects.
Brian Dolan CEO Saint Gobain Ireland
9.10am
Conference opening.
Minister for Communications Energy and Natural Resources - Alex White TD
9.30am
Keynote speaker 1 Sustainable building on the demand side
Miles Keeping - Deloitte Real Estate - chaired the development of the World Green Building Council report on Health Wellbeing and Office productivity - The Next chapter in Green Building.
10.00am
Keynote speaker 2
Donal Campbell - Deka Immobilien - discusses the European investor perspective on monitoring sustainability of their stock in Europe and Ireland
10.25am
Questions and discussion
10.40am
Regulatory Spot
Chris Hughes - SEAI - The Proposed Definition of Near Zero Energy Buildings - non-residential is now almost complete and is being integrated into the iSBEM model.
11.00am
Coffee Break
Time
Session
Main Hall
Liffey Room
11.30am
Case Studies
Brian Norton - President DIT - discusses progress on the DIT campus. How will the campus integrate sustainability and act as a test bed for innovative technology.
Build Upon Work Shop: 11.30am - 1pm
Find out more about the Build Upon project to co-create the Version 2 National Renovation road maps for 2017.

Participate in an interactive workshop to help us define what key stakeholders need to be involved. We will be using interactive software to clarify and map the connections between the key stakeholders.
David Walsh - IN2 Engineering Discusses strategies for achieving the NZEB standard on office buildings using the example of Trinity Innovation Hub.
Build Upon Work Shop (Cont.)
Sean Hogan RKD Architects - The Guinness Brewhouse - This dual certified LEED Platinum, BREEAM Outstanding building achieved one of the highest scores ever achieved for either scheme internationally for an industrial building.
Build Upon Work Shop (Cont.)
1.00pm
Lunch
Time
Session
Main Hall
Liffey Room
2.00pm
Deeper Faster Better? Keynote.
Ronald Rovers - The highly ambitious Energie Sprong programme in Holland is renovating 100,000 homes to have zero energy bills.
2.30pm
Renovation Case Studies
Mariana Moriera - Mosart Case study on Renovation of Apartment block in Dun Laoghaire to Passive House Enerphit standard.

Chris Croly BDP - Case study on highly innovative renovation of the National Art Gallery of Ireland.
Specifying non standard solutions: 2.00pm - 3.15pm
This session looks at the challenges for practitioners specifying non standard solutions and materials in Green Building, particularly in reuse of recovered materials and natural materials.
Speakers - Darragh Lynch. Caelan Bristow

This session is supported by Cultivate.
3.15pm
Coffee Break
Time
Session
Main Hall
Liffey Room
3.45pm
Cutting energy from our building stock.
John Randles - Sustainable Energy Communities - This SEAI programme to scale renovation to the community level is now one year on! What has the impact been so far?

David Willis - Electric Ireland - Speaks about challenges and the opportunities resulting from the Energy suppliers' obligation.
4.30pm
Panel discussion.
5.00pm
Drinks Reception

Sponsors

Saint Gobain
Munster Joinery

Our Venue: The Woodquay Venue, Dublin 2.

Booking

We would like to reward our enthusiastic supporters who book as early as possible so we are offering a very limited numbers of tickets at very low prices, on a first come first serve basis.