This World Green Building Week, we’re #BuildingforEveryone. Recent global shocks have taught us the importance of community and the consequences of human impact on the world we live in.
Buildings are part of the challenge and part of the solution. It’s time to put people back at the heart of the built environment.
The Irish Green Building Council has put together a series of live and online events to show how our holistic approach to #BuildingforEveryone can accelerate a sustainable built environment for everyone, everywhere.
Thursday 8 September | 12:00 – 14:00 | Tour
Mahon Point Shopping Centre is the first building in Ireland to achieve The BREEAM certification. Join the tour!
Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 September| Tour
The Discover LEED Dublin is a 5K course showcasing a variety of new LEED Platinum certified buildings in Dublin. Browse the map and run, walk or cycle the route anytime during the course of the week.
Monday 12 September | 16:30 – 18:30 | Tour
Sign up for our tour of Teach Sprúis, a Dublin Terraced House constructed from Cross Laminate Timber
Tuesday 13 September | 13:00 – 14:00 | Webinar
Retrofitting the built environment for a net zero carbon future: Five experts will explore the process, strategies, and challenges of retrofitting existing buildings to net zero.
Tuesday 13 September | 15:00 – 17:00 | Tour
Join a 2-hour tour of Wren Urban Nest Hotel, the first in Ireland to comply with the World Green Building Council’s definition of ‘Net Zero Carbon’ without having to purchase carbon offsets
Wednesday 14 September | 13:00 – 14:00 | Webinar
Routes to circularity: Creating a Circular Economy in Construction: The first webinar of this series will explore innovative circular and biological products.
Wednesday 14 September| 16:30 – 18:30 | Tour
Come with us to visit the new ESB offices in Fitzwilliam Street and get a view of next-generation sustainable design in large office buildings.
Thursday 15 September | 16:30 – 18:30 | Tour
Visit Dublin Landings, a mixed-use development comprising more than 100,000 m2, and the first campus development in Ireland to achieve LEED Platinum certification on all five commercial buildings.
Thursday 15 September | 19:00 – 20:00 | Network Event
We are hosting an exclusive event for our Partner Members, to network and find out about IGBC future initiatives.
Friday 16 September | 16:30 – 18:30 | Tour
Visit St Agatha court and see how Peter McVerry Trust brough back to life these derelict buildings by renovating them into high quality social housing.
Our members’ WGBW Events
Ecological Building Systems
Wednesday 14 September| 13:00 – 14:00 | Webinar
Airtightness & Active Moisture Management Virtual CPD: Airtightness is critical when creating a low-energy building. The benefits are significant and numerous, including structural durability and longevity, reduced energy consumption, improved levels of comfort and a healthy environment for occupants. Since we spend around 90% of our time indoors and most building failures are caused by moisture-related issues, the need for active moisture management, lifetime building durability and a healthy living environment becomes more crucial than ever. This is covered in detail in our Airtightness and Moisture Management CPD.
How to be involved:
- If you are hosting an event, let us know and we will include it in the list above.
- Take part to our events and share pictures on social media with the hashtags #WGBC22 and #BuildingforEveryone. Do not forget to tag us!
- If can’t join the events, follow and share our updates on LinkedIn and Twitter.