The BUILD UPON2 Framework is a tool that gives local authorities a strategy to monitor the impact of their energy renovation initiatives and the diverse benefits that they can bring. In doing so it is creating a more convincing business case for local renovation policy. Through the project workshops with stakeholders, it is also addressing […]
By James Walsh After many years of lone voices championing the need to aim high and undertake deep retrofits, it has gained support at Government and Industry despite the many challenges. Like many aspects of society, there is scientific evidence, particularly in the Passive House field, of deep retrofits or EnerPHit achieving significant savings of […]
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) which represents over 170 major construction and property related businesses urge the Government to use the stimulus plan to tackle simultaneously two of the most imminent challenges facing Ireland, climate change and the economic crisis. According to the IGBC, this can only be achieved through a strong focus on […]
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 […]
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.
Five construction industry bodies have asked the Ministers for Finance, Housing and Climate Action to take a more holistic approach to energy renovation.
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018 Recast adopted
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.
New study shows strong demand for energy efficient mortgages
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) launched today (27.09) a new report on Irish construction professionals’ energy efficiency knowledge and upskilling needs.
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.
Existing buildings currently account for approximately 30 per cent of Ireland’s total carbon emissions. Ensuring they are as energy efficient as possible will be key to help meet the Paris Agreement. Experts widely agree that despite the large number of initiatives aimed at tackling this problem, the rate and depth of renovation is insufficient to meet long-term climate targets.
Ireland has joined the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation in a bid to tackle one of the country’s biggest climate challenges – its existing buildings. After more than a year of preparations as part of the BUILD UPON project, the Irish Green Building Council is launching a series of events across Ireland that aim […]