The need for Irish cities to become more sustainable in order to attract inward investment was discussed today (24.05) at Green Building Cork 2019.
In conjunction with the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference in Oslo, the Irish Green Building Council and partners announce BUILD UPON2; a project that will accelerate the renovation of buildings in European cities.
The next steps in developing sustainable commercial buildings were discussed today at the Green Room Conference. The nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) standard came into force in Ireland this year for commercial buildings. But this will not be enough to limit climate warming to 1.5 degrees C as per global commitments. And, investors are putting […]
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In January 2019, the IGBC, in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Carrig and Lincoln University, organised two workshops to discuss the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s built and archaeological heritage, and prioritise the short- and long-term adaptation actions needed. Workshop participants were asked to express their concerns in relation to the impacts of climate change on the built and/or archaeological heritage, and to discuss what is required to better protect this heritage.
WorldGBC urges a pragmatic approach to the sustainable finance taxonomy On 22 February, WorldGBC Europe submitted their response to a consultation from the technical expert group on sustainable finance set up by the European Commission on a classification system – or taxonomy – for environmentally sustainable economic activities. This follows on from the Commission’s legislative proposal on an EU […]
On Tuesday, 12th Feb, Ireland’s National Renovation Upskilling Committee (Reno-NUC) was officially launched by Minister Damien English T.D. The objective of the committee is to encourage and facilitate construction workers and building professionals upskilling in energy renovation.
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European Commission unveils vision of climate neutral Europe by 2050 On November 28, the European Commission released a Communication outlining their strategic long-term vision for a climate neutral economy by 2050. The strategy covers nearly all EU policies and is in line with the Paris Agreement objective to keep temperature increase to well below 2°C, and pursue […]
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A major review of how requirements for the measurement and reduction of embodied carbon has been integrated into over 100 certification, rating systems and regulations including IGBC’s Home Performance Index has been released. IGBC participates in One Click LCA’s Carbon heroes bench marking programme and supports the measurement of embodied carbon through it EPD programme. […]
The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is, today, unveiling its definition of an energy efficient mortgage which is the result of extensive cross-sectoral, market consultation of the lending institutions piloting the energy efficient mortgage framework.
The IGBC team was delighted to launch its Activity Report at last night’s Green Building Network. 2018 has been a significant year for the Council and the report includes some of our achievements in the past year. We are excited about the challenges ahead an look forward to working closely with all our member in 2019! […]