Date(s) - 24/05/2019
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Clayton Hotel Cork City
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 in defining Net Zero Carbon and 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.
|9.00am||Registration and coffee|
|9.30 am||Introduction and welcome
Pat Barry, CEO, Irish Green Building Council
|Advancing Net Zero|
|Kay Killmann – GBCI||Measuring the performance of our buildings and Cities. How can sustainability enhance a city’s reputation and increase inward investment? How is LEED for cities driving the sustainability competition?|
|Beth Massey IERC||The use of grid integrated buildings can greatly increase the penetration of renewables into the grid. How can buildings and transport be connected to maximise the benefits of renewables?|
Fearghal Reidy – Cork City Council
Beth Massey – IERC
Kay Killmann – GBCI
|How can Cork transition from car dependency and inefficient buildings to becoming a world leading sustainable city?|
|11.10 Coffee break|
|11.40||Johanna Jarvinen – One Click LCA
||Looking at the full life cycle of buildings
The embodied carbon of buildings now represents anything from 25 to 100 years of the operation of the building and happens before the building is even occupied. Is it time to regulate embodied carbon and the quantum of resources used in the construction of buildings? What is now happening across Europe in the regulation of embodied impacts?
|Sean Armstrong – Building standards – Department of Housing||Updates on nZEB regulations and future direction.|
Shane Colgan – Environmental Protection Agency – Developments on circularity / waste in construction.
Sean Armstrong – Department of Housing – The future of the regulations
Aoife Hayes – Wellness advisor & project engineer Arup – Impact of buildings on wellbeing
Johanna Jarvinen – One Click LCA – Embodied carbon – The elephant in the room!
Michael Gerarghty – ASHRAE Ireland – Low carbon solutions for comfort
|nZEB is now in force, but is this sufficient to comply with the global climate commitment made in COP 21 agreement in Paris to restrict temperature rise below 1.5c? Is it time to define and regulate for genuinely low carbon healthy circular buildings? Is there a conflict between low carbon and healthy and what will regulations look like in 2030?
The panel will discuss trends from different perspectives.
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.
Aoife Hayes, Wellness Advisor & Project Engineer, Arup
Since joining Arup, Aoife has taken up the role of Wellness Advisor and sits on the Project and Programme Management team. Aoife’s background is primarily in architectural design, education and research. Her research focused on the area of health and wellbeing in the built environment and received an Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI) award in 2017 for her research.
Seán Armstrong, Advisor Building Standards, Department of Housing
Seán is a Chartered Engineer with a Masters in Engineering. He is responsible for the development of Part L of Building Regulations and the implementation of the Recast Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. He has 25 years of experience in engineering and construction in both the private and public sector. He represents the Department and Ireland on a range of standards committees and EU working groups related to energy efficient buildings.
Thomas Mc Hugh, Director of Public Affairs, Cork Chamber
The vision of Cork Chamber is for Cork to be the best place for business. Quality of life and sustainability are two key features that will drive the attractiveness or otherwise of Cork for the foreseeable future. Thomas and the team at Cork Chamber work to empower a thriving membership to drive this vision. Thomas has worked internationally in public affairs prior to joining Cork Chamber, working most notably with the worlds largest developer of offshore wind across their full portfolio of UK and US projects.
GREEN BUILDING CORK 2019 counts for 4.5 RIAI CPD points
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