Friday, 3rd December: Timber frame homes and the opportunity to develop a large-scale timber construction sector were extensively discussed at the Irish Green Building Council’s (IGBC) Better Homes conference today. Ireland needs to build at least 300,000 homes over the next 10 years. The emissions associated with the construction of these homes, including quarrying, manufacturing […]
Friday, 27th November: The role of the finance industry in supporting the development of greener homes was extensively discussed at the Irish Green Building Council’s annual residential conference today. Ireland can only reach carbon neutrality if new homes are built in a truly sustainable way and institutional investors are getting serious about sustainability. These were […]
Thursday, 7th November: The Irish Green Building Council launched a zero-carbon standard for new homes at the Better Homes conference today. The new standard will enable Irish Home builders to offer certified zero carbon homes to home buyers.
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 […]
Over 100 planners, architects, local authorities, policy makers and home builders gathered in Dublin on 26th October to look at the future of home building in Ireland. A short summary of the conference is now available here.
The Irish Green Building Council presented today a new certification scheme to improve the quality and sustainability of Irish homes and communities.