In January 2019, the IGBC, in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Carrig and Lincoln University, organised two workshops to discuss the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s built and archaeological heritage, and prioritise the short- and long-term adaptation actions needed. Workshop participants were asked to express their concerns in relation to the impacts of climate change on the built and/or archaeological heritage, and to discuss what is required to better protect this heritage.
The Building Sense Now initiative was launched in late 2017 in Frankfort. As part of this initiative on climate and cultural sensible design, the initiators would like to hear your views by end of July.
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018 Recast adopted
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 […]
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 […]
Close to 200 property developers, manufacturers, researchers, as well as public authorities, energy utilities, and trade associations representatives gathered in Dublin on 26th April to learn more about the latest trends on sustainable buildings at Green Room 17.
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 Part L Technical Guidance Documents-Buildings other than dwellings- that form the implementation of the Nearly Zero Energy Building requirement have now been published. IGBC has urged action on this for the past 4 years to ensure that design teams can incorporate the requirements in time for the EU mandated deadline, and do not continue […]
Ireland: Interim NZEB Specification for Public Sector buildings published.
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
1. European Commission publishes Green Public Procurement criteria for office buildings The Commission recently published the EU Green Public Procurement criteria for Office Building Design, Construction and Management. The criteria outlines how public authorities can procure green construction or renovation works in a cost-effective way, covering aspects such as design, site preparation, construction, servicing and...
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 […]