Wednesday, 23rd September: IPUT Real Estate Dublin (IPUT) has become the first Irish property company to join the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) welcomes the pledge by IPUT to own and only develop assets that operate at net zero carbon by 2030. Net zero carbon buildings are buildings that are highly energy-efficient and fully powered from renewable energy sources, with any remaining carbon balance offset.
Pat Barry, CEO, Irish Green Building Council said: “Significant progress has been made on energy efficiency over the last decade, but more can be done to decarbonise our building stock. Technical solutions exist and I am thrilled that IPUT is committing to net zero carbon buildings. They are showing outstanding leadership and I am hoping their commitment will inspire others. This is critical to reach our climate targets and to move towards a fully decarbonised built environment”.
Shane Caldwell, sustainability lead at IPUT said: “At IPUT, our clear commitment to sustainable business practices is a cornerstone of our investment strategy. We established our first formal sustainability strategy in 2016, putting in place the structures and governance for the responsible development and management of our portfolio. Our Responsible Investment and “Shaping our City” investment strategies include a focus on Climate Action and, in turn, this commitment to Net Zero in operations by 2030. We believe this commitment to sustainable buildings marks us out as a real estate provider of choice in the Dublin market.”
IPUT is the first Irish property company to join the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. It has joined the ranks of over 100 organisations globally, including two from Ireland, in becoming signatories of the commitment.
The Advancing Net Zero commitment, which aims to see 100% uptake of net zero carbon buildings by 2050, challenges businesses, cities and states to ensure that all buildings they own, occupy and/or develop operate at net zero carbon by 2030.
Further information on the Advancing Net Zero commitment and IPUT commitment is available at https://www.worldgbc.org/thecommitment.