“Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building” new report published.
Construction and demolition waste is one of the largest contributing waste sources in Ireland. Green building certification schemes such as LEED and HPI, and the fast growing focus on the circular economy (1) in Europe, have already begun to have an impact on the way we design and build. In this context, the IGBC is delighted to […]
The top trends driving investments in sustainable commercial buildings were discussed today (2.05) at the Irish Green Building Council’s Green Room Conference.
The Irish Green Building Council launched today (27.04) a final set of recommendations for a user-friendly holistic energy efficiency accreditation for building professionals.
Buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2 emissions in Europe and making them more energy efficient is critical in reaching our climate targets. While recent increases in government incentives are part of the solution, the scale of the challenge means that private investment must be mobilised.
What are the key steps that will help you achieve a NZEB building? During Session 2 of the Green Room 2018 conference, we look at steps through case studies of recently completed or designed developments. Check out this blog for further details.
Interested in expanding your knowledge on what role corporate action plays in our transition to a low carbon built environment? How about the imminent Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard? Well good news the The Green Room is back and these will be the two main themes of this year’s conference. Learn more about the first half of the conference in this blog.
Member Policy Update Welcome to this months Europe Regional Network’s Policy Update, providing GBC members with the latest news on all things relating to European green building policy. Consultation on the Standardised European Energy Efficiency Mortgage On 12 February, the EU-funded Energy Efficient Mortgage Action Plan (‘EeMAP’) project launched a public consultation on a proposal for a […]
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 […]