Date(s) - 24/05/2019
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Clayton Hotel Cork City
9.00am – 1.00am
Moving beyond nZEB
“Our house is on fire! I want you to panic”- Greta Thunberg – 16-year-old Climate Activist
Is the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard as implemented through Part L a sufficient response to the immediate challenge of climate change? Does it go far enough? How do cities respond and how can communicating their sustainability drive international inward investment.
What needs to happen to transition to genuinely low carbon circular buildings? IGBC is exploring the next steps through its conference this year in defining Net Zero Carbon considering the full life cycle of buildings. The National development plan will see much of Ireland’s future growth concentrated in Cork. But what are the implications for climate and global resources consumption when rich countries like Ireland expand their building programmes and what is the onus to take a leadership role? Whilst nZEB is a good start does Ireland also need to take ownership of the massive ‘carbon burp’ resulting from the National Development Plan and drive innovation for genuinely low carbon buildings.
nZEB is now in force so what’s next? Green Building Cork explores what the next iteration of Building regulations needs to look like. Join us to gain insights into the latest green building trends and network with green building professionals.
Kay Killmann, Managing Director of GBCI Europe
Having worked for over 15 years as an architect and consultant in the US, UK and Germany, Kay employs his depth of professional experiences in building certification, construction and design to engage GBCI Europe’s diverse stakeholders. His activities in sustainability education range from developing and teaching professional programs at Universities to implementing the Green Apple Day program at Bavarian grammar schools.
Beth Massey, Head of Research, IERC
Beth holds an MSc in Computer Science and a PhD in Medical Image Processing. She has significant experience in project management having completed and delivered on large programs for the US Department of Defence, DARPA and NASA. She is especially interested in developing technology enablers that drive innovation for solving society’s grand challenges, providing education and options for enhanced quality of life.
Johanna Jarvinen, LCA, LCC expert – Bionova
Finnish company Bionova Ltd is the global leader for construction works life-cycle assessment and carbon measurement and optimization software. They are authors of the report on the Global use of embodied carbon in regulations and rating systems are partnering with IGBC in the development of embodied carbon benchmarks for buildings.
Shane Colgan, Resource Efficiency Unit, Environmental Protection Agency
Shane has worked with the Environmental Protection Agency since 2001 and directs EPA funding activities in the area of Sustainable Environment, including Environment & Health. He also oversees communication and dissemination activities for the research programme. Shane holds an Eng.Sc and a PhD and has worked on research projects in a range of environmental issues.
Pat Barry, CEO, Irish Green Building Council
Pat co-founded the IGBC 2010. He is an Architect with over 20 years of experience in Ireland, Europe and South America and has a Masters in Environmental design of buildings and is a qualified Passive House and DGNB consultant. At IGBC, Pat has lead the development of the Home Performance Index a national certification system for sustainable new housing and EPD Ireland, an Environmental Product Declaration Programme for construction products.