Green Room Conference

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Date(s) - 26/04/2017
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Chartered Accountants House



The Green Room is back! Your chance to catch up on the latest trends nationally and internationally on Green Building. This year’s afternoon conference focuses on the two key themes Health & Well-being and the imminent Nearly Zero Energy standard.



The draft Part L Building regulations for non-residential development is currently out for consultation. This will have a game changing impact on the design of non residential developments and it is happening now! With a requirement to meet 20% of energy use on site, how do we design low energy ventilation systems that meets the requirements of both NZEB and clients? Health and well-being as well as worker productivity have become the new hot topics sweeping Green Building. We will hear from the experts on what it means for your office and what you should be doing to have an active productive workforce.

With IGBC hosting this year’s European Regional Network of Green Building Councils in Dublin, we are bringing an international perspective. The conference will be opened by one of the most influential women globally currently leading action on climate change, World GBC CEO- Terri Wills.  You will also learn more about what is happening in Europe around Green Building.

With case studies, practical solutions and up to the minute information, can you really afford to miss this? Join us and find out what you need to know as the new wave of construction starts in Ireland. Get out of the office for the afternoon,network and be inspired!



Terri Wills, CEO, World Green Building Council.

Terri is responsible for developing and implementing the strategy for Terri Willsthe organisation. Previously, Terri was with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group where she spearheaded C40’s networks that have had a direct impact on policy in over half of C40 cities. Terri also served as the London City Director for the Clinton Climate Initiative, worked with the Government of Ontario on clean technology and creative industry development, and worked for the BBC as a Head of Strategy.

Seán Armstrong, Advisor Building Standards, Department of Housing
Sean-Armstrong-photo1Seán 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.

Chris Croly, Building Services Engineering Director, BDP

Chris Croly cropped BWChris manages the building services engineering team in the Dublin studio. He has had the opportunity to work on many of Ireland’s lowest energy buildings, including Gaelscoil an Eiscir Riada zero carbon school and the National Maritime College, and on tracking their performance. Beyond the scope of his normal engineering work, Chris is involved in research which has influenced the energy performance of a large number of projects allowing the benefits to be multiplied beyond BDP’s own projects.

Ronan Phelan, Director, Scott Tallon Walker Architects

Ronan Phelan croppedRonan joined the practice after an international career working on high profile projects including La Défense tower in Paris and the masterplan for the reconstruction of Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. Ronan’s expertise in the design and fitout of high quality commercial buildings spans public and private sector clients. He is currently Project Director of the redevelopment of the iconic former Bank of Ireland Headquarters building in Baggot St. This project, which is nearing completion, will deliver 27,000 m2 of Grade A office space in Dublin’s Core Business District to achieve LEED Platinum rating, and WELL Building Standard Compliance.

Richard Francis, Principal, The Monomoy Company

Richard Fransis cropped bwRichard leads the Monomoy Company an independent advisor who works with companies and organizations around the world on leading-edge sustainability issues. Richard is on the Steering Committee of the WorldGBC, Better Places for People Campaign. He also chairs the Retail Task Group and International Retail Group of the WorldGBC, Better Places for People Campaign and the British Council of Shopping Centres, Sustainability & Community Engagement Committee. Richard also holds an appointment as Director of Sustainability at Gardiner & Theobald where he has led the global team since 2007.

Julie Hirigoyen, CEO, UK GBC

Julie-cropped-bwJulie became CEO of UK-GBC in April 2015 with ultimate responsibility for organisational strategy and execution. Julie was previously UK Head of Sustainability and an International Director at JLL, having come into JLL as a result of an acquisition. JLL acquired Upstream, a leading sustainability consultancy which Julie was co-founder of. Having led the Upstream team through the integration into JLL, Julie oversaw further development of cutting-edge sustainability services to property investors and occupiers across the UK and EMEA. Julie sits on the Green Construction Board, the Igloo Sustainable Investment Advisory Committee, the ULI UK Sustainability Council Steering Committee, the Carbon Trust Advisory Panel and the Carillion Sustainability Committee.

Dr. Christine Lemaitre, CEO, German Sustainable Building Council – DGNB

DGNB_Lemaitre-cropped-bwSince  2010 Dr. Christine Lemaitre is the CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council- DGNB. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Sustainable Building Alliance, and Chair of the European Regional Network (ERN) of the World Green Building Council.  Prior to joining DGNB, Christine worked as project manager in the area of resource efficient buildings for Bilfinger Berger AG and as a researcher and teaching assistant at the Institute of Lightweight Structures Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart. Christine holds a PhD in structural engineering.


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
IGBC Member Ticket €25.00
Early Bird (Non member) Ticket €50.00