19 November 2019 – Today the World Green Building Council has launched a new digital case study library showcasing examples of the world’s most cutting-edge sustainable buildings. Each case study demonstrates enhanced performance in relation to health benefits or achieve net zero operational carbon, as verified by established certification schemes, rating tools or other third-party […]
With the support of more than 80 organisations, the World Green Building Council’s new report describes actions to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector towards a net zero future, through elimination of embodied carbon emissions.
The Irish Green Building Council launched today – 4th July – a set of recommendations to improve energy efficiency standards in the rental market. The Irish Green Building Council proposes that the Government introduce a series of regulatory and financial measures to improve energy efficiency performance in the rental sector. These recommendations are contained in […]
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.
The Energy Efficient Mortgages (EEM) Initiative is, today, unveiling its definition of an energy efficient mortgage which is the result of extensive cross-sectoral, market consultation of the lending institutions piloting the energy efficient mortgage framework.
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 […]
Five construction industry bodies have asked the Ministers for Finance, Housing and Climate Action to take a more holistic approach to energy renovation.
The Irish Green Building Council awarded the exacting Home Performance Index silver certification to a multi-unit social housing development in Dún Laoghaire.
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.
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.
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 […]
Efforts to cut emissions from Europe’s building stock received a major boost as the European Commission said it was considering lowering capital requirements for banks in order to help reward consumers investing in energy efficient buildings.
One can be forgiven for embracing a pessimistic view on the future of retail banking: low margins, huge adaptation costs to digitalisation, and new regulatory burdens are constantly – and rightly – mentioned as the biggest challenges for the industry. However, what if retail banks could reinvent themselves as, well, retail banks, committed precisely to […]