Date(s) - 10/04/2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The GREEN ROOM is the Irish Green Building Council’s annual non-residential sustainable building gathering. As the nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) standard came in force on 1st January 2019 for commercial buildings, this year’s conference explores how in the future we can deliver genuinely carbon neutral and circular buildings. The recent reports from IPCC show that we need to move far faster to avoid catastrophic climate change, and to do this we must think beyond nZEB.
We are delighted to welcome Tonje Værdal Frydenlund, managing director of international Norwegian and global architects and designers – Snøhetta who will talk about how architects can drive the agenda presenting their involvement in the Powerhouse initiative to create energy positive buildings. They will discuss their interdisciplinary process and collaboration through Powerhouse. 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 not only to sustain daily operations but also to build, produce materials and demolish the building.
Victoria Burrows from the World Green Building Council will present progress on Advancing Net Zero. to move all buildings to Net Zero Carbon emissions not only considering operational carbon but also embodied carbon.
Join us at GREEN ROOM 2019 to be inspired, challenged, and together move the industry forward.
In association with
|09.00||Introduction and welcome.|
|09.05||Richard Bruton – Minister for Communications Climate Change and Environment (TBC)
|09.20||Victoria Burrows – Head of the Advancing Net Zero project at the 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 nZero Carbon by 2050?
Industry panel discussion
|Future proofing for 2050 – A greater level of Ambition?
Commercial property development and management now needs to demonstrate sustainability to investors. How is the Irish Property sector responding?
|10.30 Coffee break|
|11.00||Tonje Værdal Frydenlund is managing director of leading international architects Snøehetta and chairperson of Powerhouse.||Taking the ‘n’ out of nZEB
A ‘Powerhouse’ is an energy-positive building that in the course of its 60-year lifecycle generates more renewable energy than the total amount of energy that would be required not only to sustain daily operations, but also to build, produce its construction materials and deconstruct the building. The key is an integrated design team, architect, engineer and contractor working together from early concept.
|11.40||Panel discussion with Ireland’s leading architects and engineers
||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.|
The GREEN ROOM 2019 counts for 3.5 RIAI CPD Points
Tonje Værdal Frydenlund, Managing Director, Snøhetta
Snøhetta is an internationally renowned practice of architecture and landscape architecture. Tonje is the chairman of Powerhouse, promoting innovative energy-positive buildings and studied Landscape Architecture at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.
Victoria Burrows, Head of Advancing Net Zero project, World GBC.
Victoria’s background is in the sustainable development industry, ranging from client side advisory services, green building rating tool consultancy, and an on-site Head of Sustainability for a major international contractor. Victoria co-authored the book: A Whole System Approach to High-Performance Green Buildings and has 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 have won numerous international awards including the World Building of the Year award in 2008 for their Bocconi University building in Milan. The practice won the inaugural RIBA International Prize in 2016 for their Universidad de Ingeniería y Tecnología building in Lima, Peru. In 2017 Shelley was appointed, along with Yvonne Farrell, as curator of the 16th Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2018.
Shane Caldwell, Senior Property Manager, IPUT
Shane joined IPUT in 2014 as Property Management Surveyor. IPUT is the largest unlisted property vehicle in Ireland with an unrivalled track record in delivering superior income returns to shareholders. Originally established as an exempt unit trust in 1967, IPUT converted to become a regulated property fund in January 2014. The Fund’s principal objective is to provide investors with a consistent and stable income yield from Irish commercial real estate.
Ali Grehan, The City Architect, Dublin City Council.
Ali has held a variety of roles spanning private practice in Dublin, London and Bilbao, and in the Public Sector; where her particular focus has been on leading large-scale urban regeneration, housing and infrastructure projects. Through her engagement with networks of city stakeholders, she articulates a broad urban agenda including the development of design and architecture to enrich the public life of the city. She also plays a leadership role in developing policy and strategy in relation to the civic realm, housing and the development of social, community and cultural infrastructure. Ali is also a Director of the IGBC.
Professor Tony Day, Executive Director, IERC
The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) is a partnership between government and industry to undertake innovative research in integrated energy solutions, focusing on demand side issues and energy efficiency. Prior to this, Tony was Energy Services Director at TEAM (EAA Ltd), having worked for 20 years at London South Bank University (LSBU) in teaching and research. He has conducted research and published widely in the areas of building energy analysis and the application of low and zero carbon technologies in the urban environment. Tony is a Fellow of both CIBSE and the Energy Institute.
Edith Blennerhassett, Director, Arup
Edith is a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years of experience of providing high quality building services design solutions for a wide range of projects. Edith has particular expertise in sustainable design. She is a recognised leader in her field and has lectured extensively in the UK and Ireland on energy efficiency and the role which good building services design can play in achieving excellent buildings.
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.
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.
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.