Date(s) - 08/07/2022
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Gibson Hotel
Healthy Homes Ireland Forum: Advancing and creating a greener and healthier living environment in our homes
Inaugural meeting: Stratocaster Suite, Gibson Hotel, Point Square, North Dock, Dublin
Date: Friday, 8 July 2022, 9.30pm – 1pm (healthy breakfast served at 9.00am)
Improving the energy efficiency of our homes and making them healthier must go hand-in-hand. While decarbonising our homes is critical to reach our climate targets, health risks from poor indoor air quality, insufficient light, damp, and noise pollution must also be addressed.
The HHI Forum, which is led by a steering group, meets twice yearly. Its aim is to positively influence public policy by bringing together all stakeholders to consider how we address the health problems caused by existing low-quality homes and ensure there is no compromise between health and energy efficiency in new build homes. There are further details about HHI here: https://www.igbc.ie/healthy-homes-ireland-launched/.
The event is taking place at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin, running from 9.30am to 1pm with registration from 9am. Buffet lunch will be provided.
We plan to hear from three leading experts in the healthy homes space to inspire discussion. There will then follow a workshop when Forum members will consider a research project that the Steering Group has commissioned CBRE to undertake. This will involve an objective assessment of the extent to which public policy and regulation in Ireland contribute to or hinder the impact of homes on people’s health and wellbeing. The research findings will be used inform HHI recommendations on how the situation can be improved.
Speakers confirmed include:
- Nick Baker from the London-based Architectural Association, School of Architecture. A visiting lecturer at the University of Cambridge, Nick co-authored, with Professor Koen Steemers, Healthy Homes: Designing with Light and Air for Sustainability and Wellbeing.
- NIUG’s Dr Marie Coggins, the country’s leading expert on Indoor Environmental Quality. She recently featured on the Healthy Homes episode of 10 Things You Need to Know About on RTÉ One.
- Müge Karasahin, Digital Sustainability & Welness Lead at Ethos Engineering. In her current role, Müge creates intelligent buildings or spaces that verify sustainability and human health & wellness targets through proven data.
The workshop session will allow HHI Forum members to hear from the CBRE team on the project timelines and deliverables and there will be an opportunity for members to provide initial input into the research and next steps.
This event is for IGBC members only. To attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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