What is the Home Performance Index? What is Sustainable residential development? The seemingly unimportant things we do every day can have a direct effect on our health and carbon footprint. Simply where we live and the distance traveled to and from work, dictates whether we are inclined to drive, walk or take the bus. While […]
The Irish Green Building Council is very honored to have picked up a win for the Green NGO of the Year.
New study shows strong demand for energy efficient mortgages
The Irish Green Building Council has launched today (12th Feb.) ground-breaking new proposals for a European ‘energy efficiency mortgage’ scheme, which pioneering banks and buildings experts are preparing to pilot.
Member Policy Update Welcome to the Europe Regional Network’s January 2018 Policy Update, providing GBC members with the latest news on all things relating to European green building policy. Energy and Environment in 2018 – Key Dates in 2018 This year looks set to be a progressive year for European energy and environment policy as further […]
Council Finalise Position on the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive On 26th June, the EU Council agreed their position on a proposal for the revised Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The agreements of these positions will enable the start of negotiations with the European […]
Scramble to Finalise Energy Performance of Buildings Directive before Christmas On 4 December, Estonia, the current EU presidency holder, called off discussions between the European Commission, Parliament and Council to finalise the recast of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). It was hoped that the talks would lead to a final agreement on the […]
Member Policy Update Welcome to the Europe Regional Network’s October 2017 Policy Update, providing GBC members with the latest news on all things relating to European green building policy. Guidance Note on Accounting Treatment for Energy Performance Contracts Published On 22 September, Eurostat published a guidance note about the accounting treatment of energy performance contracts. […]
The Irish Green Building Council has announced today (29.01) a four weeks comment period on its initial set of recommendations for energy renovation upskilling of building professionals. Commenting on the launch of this consultation period, Pat Barry, CEO, IGBC said: “The Irish Green Building Council is delighted to work with Ireland’s main construction institutes on […]
Ahead of the implementation of GDPR we want to ensure that everyone in our community can still access information from the Irish Green Building Council.
Efforts to cut emissions from Europe’s building stock received a major boost as the European Commission said it was considering lowering capital requirements for banks in order to help reward consumers investing in energy efficient buildings.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the IGBC Team. The Irish Green Building Council will be closed for the Christmas break from Saturday 23rd December 2017 and will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
We are delighted to present our 2017 Activity Report, outlining our achievements in the past year.