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.
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
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 […]
The Irish Green Building Council presented today a new certification scheme to improve the quality and sustainability of Irish homes and communities.
Energy efficient mortgages could play a central role in Europe’s new strategy for sustainable finance, states a White Paper published today under the EU funded ‘Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan’ Initiative – which sets out key recommendations towards the creation of an energy efficient mortgage product for Europe. With further details on the EU’s plans […]