Date(s) - 21/06/2018
1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wood Quay Venue
Transparent, Responsible, Healthy Materials for the Building Sector
IGBC’s new afternoon conference in 2018 focuses on how we design buildings to minimise embodied carbon and create a circular economy for construction materials and healthy places to live and work. We are delighted to welcome Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart as our key-note speaker. Prof. Braungart is a pioneering thought-leader in the area of circular economy and co-author of the Cradle to Cradle design concept. Also included are speakers on life cycle assessment, zero waste, healthy materials and responsible procurement.
Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart is a chemist and widely known for his work with the Cradle to Cradle design concept, which he developed together with William McDonough. Michael has pushed forward the implementation of Cradle to Cradle by promoting innovation and quality in product design. Michael is co-founder of the Hamburger Umwelt Institute (HUI), a non-profit scientific research institute focusing on environmental solutions.
Tytti Bruce-Hyrkas (MSc) is a building LCA expert with personal experience from over 100 buildings and Infrastructure LCAs. She is also a developer of One Click LCA– the highest rated LCA tool for BREEAM. She teaches yearly approx. 200 certification professionals, other sustainability experts and university students around Europe to use building LCA.
Noel Gill began in Hegarty Demolition Ltd in 2000 with a National Higher Degree in Occupational Health, Safety & Industrial Environmental Hygiene, also received SQT Cert in ISO Quality, Environmental Management with ongoing progression on to Contracts Manager looking after major demolition sites throughout the country. Leading to November 2017 where he was made a Director of Contracts for Hegarty Demolition.
Peter Seymour is a Civil Engineer with a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from University of Windsor, Canada. He has worked in Ireland with leading cement manufacturers, and has played a key role in developing the market for sustainable building materials in Ireland. He is currently working in private practice in material research and development and Life Cycle Analysis of construction materials. He is Ireland Manager of EcoReview, a leading Life Cycle Analysis consultancy.
Nellie Reid -LEED Fellow
Nellie is Managing Director of Meehan Green, a sustainability consulting practice based in Dublin and Galway. She has been a LEED AP since 2001 and a LEED Fellow since 2011. She served on the board of the Living Building Institute, Ireland and is actively involved with the LEED International Roundtable. She is also a WELL AP and guest lecturer at UCD.
|EPD Ireland – A first step to product transparency||EPD Ireland is a first for Ireland. For the first time it is the construction sector that leads the way in the creation of an Environmental Product Declaration Programme that provides specifiers with the information to make better choices on materials.|
|2.10pm||Peter Seymour – EcoReview||What’s an EPD – What is the process for developing an EPD and what is measured? What do the different indicators mean and what are their impacts?|
Prof. Michael Braungart
|Cradle to Cradle – Moving beyond doing less bad. Chemist Prof. Michael Braungart and co-author of the seminal book: Cradle to Cradle – Remaking the way we make things, talks about how we plot a future to products that are healthy and have a positive impact on both our health and the planet.|
|3.45pm||Moving to circularity in construction.||This session looks at some of the things that are already happening in Irish construction to move construction towards circularity. What are the challenges and what needs to happen next?|
|Tytti Bruce – Bionova||Bionova are one of the world leading experts in building Life Cycle Assessment and developers of One Click LCA. How can LCA be used for better decision making, moving beyond energy efficiency to embodied carbon and other impacts? How is it being used in Green Public procurement?|
|Nellie Reid, LEED Fellow, Meehan Green||Indicators for the circular economy. What is being measured currently in Ireland within LEED? How are the health impacts of products being considered? What are the challenges?|
|Noel Gill – Hegarty Demolition||Achieving Zero Waste on site. What should architects do differently to transition from demolition to unbuilding? Hegarty Demolition have been involved in some of the most challenging Zero waste to landfill projects.|
|Panel discussion – Additional speakers TBC
|What needs to happen to transition Ireland’s construction sector towards the circular economy?|
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