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.
We are delighted to announce that a new EPD has been published under our programme EPD Ireland: EPDIE-20-23 for Xtratherm Thin-R insulation boards. The EPD is carried out for 4 Xtratherm Thin-R products, that differ in thickness: Thin-R 25mm thick board Thin-R 50mm thick board Thin-R 100mm thick board Thin-R 150mm thick board The main […]
We are excited to announce that a new EPD has been published under our programme EPD Ireland for Ecocel Cellulose Fibre Insulation (EPDIE 20-24). This is an eco-friendly home insulation product made from recycled newspapers which creates only 0.31-35kgs of CO2 per kg of product produced while average insulation creates 4kgs of CO2 per kg […]
We are excited to announce that a new Free Embodied Carbon tool, One Click LCA Planetary, has been launched by Bionova Ltd this week and it’s now available in Ireland. IGBC is proud to be part of this initiative and all EPD Ireland’s data has been included in the software. One Click LCA Planetary is […]
This month, John Sisk&Sons signed IGBC’s Environmental Product Declarations commitment to enable Ireland to fully decarbonise the construction sector encouraging the use of EPDs. The construction company is now committed to ask for EPD’s and prefer products with EPD’s where possible within procurement restrictions. The Sisk sustainability and procurement teams will help drive the demand […]
Quinn Therm Insulation Boards and Quinn Lite Pac EPS EPDs have been revised on 18/03/2020. Quinn Building Products has already assessed more than 20 building products under EPD Ireland programme, publishing also the following EPDs: Quinn Roof Tiles, Quinn Lite and the latest one, Quinn Hollowcore Slabs. Quinn Hollowcore Slabs EPD had also been registered […]