AIB and the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) today announced a partnership to support Ireland’s transition to a more sustainable built environment through research, education and the provision of green products. AIB is a leading lender to the Irish house building sector, while the IGBC is a registered charity that advocates for green policies, provides education […]
Monday, 9th August 2021: The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) is calling on the government to take immediate, drastic action on climate change. The call comes as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) sixth assessment report released today highlights that climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying. According to the 234 scientists who authored […]
Leading evaluation system for measuring the sustainability performance of property companies, real estate funds and developers recognise Home Performance Index, the Irish national certification for sustainable homes as a full points scheme for new residential developments. Developers and investors can now report their sustainability scores for new homes to GRESB using the Home Performance Index. […]
Leading manufacturer of Demand Controlled Ventilation Aereco, has announced today a new partnership with the Irish Green Building Council to promote healthier and greener buildings
Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) have launched a new green loan product offering a discount of up to 0.5% on loans to homebuilders for developments certified with Irish Green Building Council’s Home Performance Index certification. The HBFI Green Funding Product is the first Irish green financial product fully aligned to the Paris Agreement and EU […]
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 […]
Are you on the hunt for a new house to buy or rent? Are you interested in having low running costs, a healthy home and a livable planet for the future, but don’t know where to start? 10 Questions to Ask about Your New Home.
The flagship event in the global green building calendar – is fast approaching! In the last week of September (24 to 30 Sept), the Irish Green Building Council and its member organisations will celebrate greener, healthier and more energy efficient homes.
The Irish Green Building Council awarded the exacting Home Performance Index silver certification to a multi-unit social housing development in Dún Laoghaire.
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 […]
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 awarded the first Home Performance Index gold certification to a private house in Cork.
The Irish Green Building Council presented today a new certification scheme to improve the quality and sustainability of Irish homes and communities.
Don’t be the last person on the project team to find out about the Home Performance Index – HPI! Over the Summer IGBC has been providing free lunch time RIAI accredited CPD to most of the leading housing architects,consultants and contractors. We have briefed most of the quality developers and local authorities. If we missed […]
Silken Park in City West has been the first private development to achieve the exacting Home Performance Index (HPI) label.
Friday, 2nd December: IGBC proposes solution for measuring excess water. The recent recommendation by the expert water commission to charge only for excessive water use may be a sensible approach and could be used to ensure that all new homes are water efficient according to the Irish Green Building Council. The Irish Green Building Council have […]