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! […]
Fifty-four percent of Irish organisations participating in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report expect their projects to be green by 2021. This is well above the global average – 47%. “The number of green buildings has increased significantly in Ireland over the last 5 years” says Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green […]
Thursday, 8th November: Indoor air pollution was extensively discussed today (8.11) at the Irish Green Building Council’s conference. It represents a major health risk factor for Ireland’s new home building programme. Irish people spend 90% of their time indoors. Poor ventilation can have significant implications on health. As new homes become more insulated and airtight […]
Leading manufacturer of roofing and cladding products Tegral becomes gold member of the Irish Green Building Council.
New Standards for Green Mortgages Launched On 24 September, the World Green Building Council (WGBC) launched a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties across Europe. The report proposes a new set of standards for property energy performance thresholds […]
Last week, we celebrated World Green Building Week* with an action-packed programme across 3 Irish cities – Dublin, Galway and Limerick. We were delighted to welcome almost 300 building and construction professionals and to highlight the need for healthier and greener homes. Here are some highlights of the week. Tours of some of Ireland’s most sustainable […]
European developer Hammerson becomes gold member of the Irish Green Building Council.
The Irish Green Building Council as an established member of the World Green Building Council is delighted to launch a new report setting out a vision for how mortgage lenders and borrowers can come together to help tackle climate change by improving millions of properties in Ireland and Europe. The report calls on lenders, industry and […]
Are you on the hunt for a new house to buy or rent? Are you interested in having low running costs, a healthy home and a livable planet for the future, but don’t know where to start? 10 Questions to Ask about Your New Home.
The Irish Green Building Council launches today a webinar series on the imminent nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) requirements.