Home Builder Lioncor announce a 3-year strategic partnership with Irish Green Building Council to help drive demand for greener new homes.
John Maxwell CEO of Lioncor stated “Our partnership with IGBC shows our commitment to sustainable building practices, strengthening our knowledge through the member network and ensuring that we do our best to deliver new homes that not only meet the current regulations but exceed them. We believe it’s important that we give our buyers certainty that their home is designed, specified and built in full consideration of the carbon dioxide emitted during the manufacture of building materials, transport to site and construction practices, together with end of life emissions. We can achieve this with IGBC by ensuring each home is certified Home Performance Index (HPI)”.
Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council stated-“It is essential that developers who put the effort in to build better quality homes are rewarded. We need to create much greater awareness amongst home buyers so they know the difference between a standard building regulations A rated home, and a genuinely quality sustainable low carbon home. This partnership will help both organisations understand how best to deliver this message’
The Irish Green Building Council is currently working on a programme to enable banks to offer green mortgages through the Home Performance Index label for sustainable low carbon homes.