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 […]
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.
Minister for Energy Alex White published A Strategy to Combat Energy Poverty on Tuesday (2nd February), which outlines new measures to improve the living standards and conditions of citizens experiencing energy poverty. The new strategy includes a €20 million pilot project to improve energy efficiency in the homes of people with acute health conditions. It […]
The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) recently launched a report on “Energy Efficiency of Rental Accommodation in Ireland”. Carried out by McDowell Purcell Solicitors through the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), the study examined the legislation relevant to minimum rental standards; building regulations; EU Legislation and Current government policy. It also includes a […]