Monday, 12th September: The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) is launching today a week of live and online events to show how we can accelerate the transition to a more sustainable built environment for everyone.
As communities around Ireland experience the impacts of the global energy and cost of living crisis, the week-long event aims at sharing and accelerating the uptake of solutions for low carbon and highly resilient built environment
Through the week (12th-18th September), the Irish Green Building Council will host a series of events across Ireland, with a specific focus on retrofit, Cross Laminate Timber (CLT) construction, and urban regeneration. Highlights of the week include a tour of St Agatha court (Dublin), derelict buildings renovated by Peter McVerry into high-quality social housing, and a tour of a terraced house constructed from CLT.
Pat Barry, CEO of the IGBC said: “A recent report commissioned by the IGBC to UCD shows that we cannot reach our climate targets without addressing both emissions associated with the heating and lighting of our buildings, but also with their construction. I am delighted that, after 2 years of online events, we are back hosting live tours and that these events will showcase among others the importance of better using our existing stock, and the role of biobased construction materials in decarbonising our built environment.”
Now in its 14th year, and led by a network of over 70 national Green Building Councils and their 36,000 members, World Green Building Week is the world’s largest campaign to accelerate sustainable built environments for everyone, everywhere. This year’s campaign ties into World Green Building Council’s #BuildingtoCOP27 initiative, which aims to elevate the role the built environment can play as a critical climate solution in the context of the UN climate negotiations taking place in Egypt in November 2022.
The full schedule of events is available here.