Date(s) - 10/04/2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
GREEN ROOM is the IGBC’s annual gathering for the non-residential sector . While the nZEB (Near Zero Energy Building) standard came into effect on January 1, 2019 for commercial buildings, this year’s conference explores the future possibilities of building carbon-neutral circular buildings. Recent IPCC reports show that we need to act much more quickly to avoid catastrophic climate change. To do this, we need to think beyond nZEB.
We are delighted to welcome Tonje Værdal Frydenlund, Managing Director of internationally renowned architects Snøhetta who will share her experience of designing energy-positive buildings. An energy-positive building produces more energy than it consumes over its whole lifecycle. .
Victoria Burrows of the World Green Building Council will give an update on the Advancing Net Zero Campaign. This project aims at moving all buildings to Net Zero Carbon emission by 2050. A panel of leading architects and engineers will discuss how Ireland is responding to this challenge.
|09.00||Introduction and welcome|
|Pat Barry – CEO, Irish Green Building Council|
|09.20||Victoria Burrows – Advancing Net Zero, World GBC||Advancing Net Zero.
With cities, states and businesses committed to Net Zero Carbon building by 2030, what is the progress so far? Are we on track all buildings to be net zero Carbon by 2050?
||Sustainability for 2050 – A greater level of ambition?
The development and management of commercial buildings must now be sustainable for investors. How does the Irish real estate sector react?
|10:30 am Coffee break|
|11.00||Tonje Værdal Frydenlund , Managing Director of Internationally renowned architects Snøehetta, and Chair of Powerhouse.||Taking the ‘n’ out of nZEB
A “powerhouse” is an energy-positive building that in the course of a 60-year period generates more renewable energy than the total amount of energy that would be required to sustain daily operations and to build, produce materials and demolish the building.
|11.40||Panel discussion with leading architects and engineers from Ireland
||Ireland has one of the mildest climates, summer and winter in Europe, perfect for net zero energy buildings. How do we transition architectural design from ‘form follows function’ to ‘form follows the environment’? Can a more integrated design process avoid climate inappropriate solutions and create genuinely resource efficient Zero Energy Buildings.|
GREEN ROOM 2019 counts for 3.5 points RIAI CPD
Tonje Værdal Frydenlund, Managing Director, Snøhetta
Snøhetta is an internationally renowned architectural and landscape architecture practice. Tonje is the president of Powerhouse , responsible for the promotion of innovative positive energy buildings. Tonje studied landscape architecture at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Victoria Burrows, Head of Advancing Net Zero project, World GBC.
Victoria has worked in the area of sustainability, ranging from client-side consulting services, consulting on green building assessment tools and as an on-site sustainability manager for a large international contractor. Victoria co-authored the book: A Global Approach to High Performance Green Buildings and holds a degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from the University of Nottingham.
Shelley McNamara, Architect, Grafton Architects
Shelley co-founded Grafton Architects with Yvonne Farrell in 1978. Grafton Architects has won numerous international awards, including the 2008 World Building of the Year Award for their Bocconi University building in Milan. The firm won the first international RIBA award in 2016 for its building at the University of Engineering and Technology in Lima, Peru. In 2017, Shelley with Yvonne Farrell was appointed curator of the 16th Architecture Biennale in Venice.
Shane Caldwell, Senior Property Manager, IPUT
Shane joined IPUT in 2014 as a Property Management Surveyor. IPUT is the largest unlisted real estate vehicle in Ireland, with unparalleled experience in generating superior earnings for shareholders. Originally established as an exempt investment trust in 1967, IPUT was converted into a regulated real estate fund in January 2014. The fund’s primary objective is to provide investors with a consistent and stable return on commercial real estate revenue.
Ali Grehan, City Architect, Dublin City Council.
Ali leads the City Council team responsible for developing a broad urban design agenda including the delivery of diverse projects in relation to housing, public realm, community and cultural infrastructure. Her career has spanned private practice in Dublin, London and Bilbao, and in the Public Sector; where her particular focus has been on large-scale urban regeneration. Prior to becoming City Architect, Ali was Chief Architect with Ballymun Regeneration Ltd.
Professor Tony Day, Executive Director, IERC
The International Energy Research Center (IERC) is a partnership between government and industry to undertake innovative research on integrated energy solutions that focus on demand and energy efficiency issues. Previously, Tony was the Energy Services Manager at TEAM (EAA Ltd), having worked for 20 years at London South Bank University (LSBU) in teaching and research. He has researched and published extensively in the fields of building energy analysis and the application of low-carbon and zero-carbon technologies in urban areas. Tony is a Fellow of CIBSE and the Energy Institute.
Edith Blennerhassett, Director, Arup
Edith is an Accredited Engineer with over 30 years of experience in providing high quality construction service design solutions for a wide range of projects. Edith has particular expertise in sustainable design. She is a recognized leader in her field and has lectured extensively in the UK and Ireland on energy efficiency and the role that good design in construction services can play in building excellent buildings.
Caroline Pope, Sustainability Services Manager, KPMG Ireland
Caroline is responsible for the development and execution of sustainable development projects for KPMG’s clients and has experience leading major engagements in many sectors, including hospitality, energy, construction, services public services, agrifood and financial services. She has particular experience in developing business strategies, responsible investing, investor relations on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and corporate reporting and information.Caroline works closely with sustainable development practitioners and their boards of directors to improve their ESG / sustainable development approaches, engage stakeholders, reduce costs and increase efficiency.
John Moran, CEO, JLL
JLL (Ireland) is a leading global financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate services and investment management. Our more than 40,000 people in 1,000 locations in 70 countries serve the local, regional and global real estate needs of our clients.
Joseph Borza, CEO, Energy Elephant
Energy Elephant is an Irish technology company that helps users make better energy decisions by automating the analysis of their data and using artificial intelligence. The platform is used in thousands of buildings around the world, with the goal of reducing analysis time, while improving real performance.
Hibernia REIT plc is a Dublin-focused Real Estate Investment Trust (‘REIT’), listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges, which owns and develops Irish property. All of Hibernia’s properties are in Dublin, and it specialises in city centre offices. Sustainability is an integral part of Hibernia’s business strategy. Hibernia has adopted the exacting LEED certification for many of its projects achieving LEED Platinum for the refurbishment of 1 Cumberland Place, LEED Platinum for 1SJRQ in the SOBO District and LEED Gold for the neighboring 1WML. Find out more at: www.hiberniareit.com
ACUTRACE is a dynamic Irish company in the Energy Technology sector, that has developed software and hardware solutions for energy measurement and lighting control systems in Commercial and Industrial buildings. Acutrace MVAC allows users to measure, visualise, analyse and control their energy costs. MVAC can measure all utilities including electricity, water, gas, and oil and can also monitor, control and interface with essential building systems such as back-up generators, fire alarms and building management systems.
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Philip Lee is one of Ireland’s leading full service commercial law firms that is consistently ranked as a top tier firm. Philip Lee is a recognised leader in several areas of law including corporate, real estate and planning, construction, PPP, environmental, energy, procurement, competition, data, employment, EU, intellectual property, immigration and tax. They are thought leaders on energy policy and have unique credentials with a first-class reputation in renewables, environment, projects and construction.
Find out more at: www.philiplee.ie
Entropic provide indoor environments that are safe, reliable, comfortable, energy efficient and sustainable with low life cycle costs. They are committed to creating solutions that are environmentally friendly. Their aim is to provide solutions that reduce the quantity of materials, toxins, refrigerants, operating energy and maintenance costs for clients. Entropic ventilation solutions range from public and commercial buildings to health care and laboratories. They also provide indoor climate solutions for marine and offshore applications.
Find out more at: www.entropic.ie
This conference is supported by sustainability skillnet
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