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 […]
In conjunction with the URBAN FUTURE Global Conference in Oslo, the Irish Green Building Council and partners announce BUILD UPON2; a project that will accelerate the renovation of buildings in European cities.
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 […]