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 comes in force on 1st January 2019 for commercial buildings, this years conference forms part of the year long process of creating IGBC’s manifesto for 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 if you think nZEB is the end goal, think again!.
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.
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.
Tonje Værdal Frydenlund is managing director of Snøhetta an internationally renowned practice of architecture and landscape architecture. Tonje studied Landscape Architecture at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences and is the chairman of Powerhouse, promoting innovative energy-positive buildings.
Victoria Burrows is Head of the Advancing Net Zero project at the WorldGBC.Victoria has a degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from the University of Nottingham, and co-authored the book: A Whole System Approach to High-Performance Green Buildings. 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.
Further information on speakers and agenda to be published early 2019.