On Tuesday, 12th Feb, Ireland’s National Renovation Upskilling Committee (Reno-NUC) was officially launched by Minister Damien English T.D. The objective of the committee is to encourage and facilitate construction workers and building professionals upskilling in energy renovation.
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018 Recast adopted
New study shows strong demand for energy efficient mortgages
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 […]
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) launched today (27.09) a new report on Irish construction professionals’ energy efficiency knowledge and upskilling needs.
The new Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) website was launched today – 17th July. The website offers visitors an easy-to-navigate portal through which they can quickly access key information about the Initiative. This includes details on forthcoming events, technical level meetings and access to reports on market research and findings which will be conducted in order […]
Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses – including 42 Irish organisations – as Green Building Councils help governments to develop ambitious action plans for renovation
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is running a tender process to establish a new Better Energy and Retrofitting Technical Panel.
In Brussels last week, the BUILD UPON Leaders Summit brought countries and actors from across Europe together to present future plans for the renovation of the region’s buildings – ending a year-long campaign of over 100 events led by European Green Building Councils. With heated negotiations on the EU’s main energy efficiency laws underway, and […]
Launch of the IGBC’s final set of recommendations for a better national renovation strategy.
Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme Consultation – Consultation on the 2017-2019 Phase of Operation
16th June 2016: Senior representatives from the public and private sectors, NGOs and academia met today in Farmleigh House, Dublin, to discuss the need for deep retrofit of public buildings. Buildings have a large part to play in the abatement of greenhouse gas emissions in order to meet our Climate Change targets, as well as […]
Article by Sylvia Thompson – Published in the Irish Times – Sat. 4th June 2016. Making our homes more energy efficient is a good first step towards mitigating climate change. It also helps to lift vulnerable households out of energy poverty. Upgrading our homes and offices so that they use less energy is one […]
A cross sectoral group of organisations from government, local authorities, industry and charities met to develop an ambitious strategy to improve the quality of the Irish existing housing stock. The residential sector currently accounts for 27% of all energy usage in Ireland and emits 10.5 million tonnes of CO2 annually, making it the single largest […]
Existing buildings currently account for approximately 30 per cent of Ireland’s total carbon emissions. Ensuring they are as energy efficient as possible will be key to help meet the Paris Agreement. Experts widely agree that despite the large number of initiatives aimed at tackling this problem, the rate and depth of renovation is insufficient to meet long-term climate targets.