We are delighted to announce that a new EPD has been published under our programme EPD Ireland: EPDIE-20-22 for IMS Greenstone Recycled Aggregates. The EPD covers 3 recycled aggregate types: Class 6F2 Clause 503 Clause 803 The constituent raw materials comprise recycled concrete construction demolition waste. Aggregate is manufactured in accordance with I.S. EN 13242:2002 […]
The first 6 months of 2020, despite covid19 outbreak, were very successful for EPD Ireland. Since the beginning of the year, 7 new EPDs have been published under the programme for 19 different products, by 6 Companies (Kilsaran, Quinn Building Products, Tegral Building Products, Xtratherm, Ecocel and Integrated materials Solution Ltd). Kilsaran Paving Products Kilsaran M4 Masonry Mortar […]
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) which represents over 170 major construction and property related businesses urge the Government to use the stimulus plan to tackle simultaneously two of the most imminent challenges facing Ireland, climate change and the economic crisis. According to the IGBC, this can only be achieved through a strong focus on […]
The flagship event in the global green building calendar – is fast approaching! It will take place from September 21st to 25th 2020. The building sector is the largest single energy consumer in Europe. Carbon neutrality cannot be reached without decarbonising our building stock. This year’s World Green Building Week will focus on delivering net […]
Leading roof window manufacturer, VELUX has announced today it has joined the Irish Green Building Council. The strategic partnership will see the two organisations working together to create healthier and greener buildings. The news comes just a few months after Dublin pledged to improve air quality by 2030 as part of the BreatheLife campaign. The […]
Publishing an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) of your construction product gives you the opportunity to improve your business while demonstrating your Company’s commitment to transparency. Many Irish manufacturers have already chosen to evaluate the environmental performance of their building products. This is the first step towards improvement. Why should you do the same? In this […]
In late 2018, the IPCC issued a stark warning. It highlighted that limiting global warming to 1.5°C is crucial to avoiding the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. It also clearly established that achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement will require action at an unprecedented pace and scale. To maximise the chances of limiting […]
Friday, 5th June: Today, on World Environment Day, the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) called on Irish businesses and cities to take bolder climate leadership. Buildings account for more than one-third of global carbon emissions. Five years after the Paris Climate Agreement, it is high time to act. To facilitate this process, the IGBC call […]
The Irish Green Building Council, in conjunction with Limerick Institute of Technology, have launched today a new app to facilitate energy renovation upskilling.
The BUILD UP Skills Advisor app allows building professionals and construction workers to identify energy renovation training courses that suit their needs in one click.