Last week, the Irish Green Building Council took part in the 10th annual World Green Building Week coordinating several site visits around Dublin. We were delighted to welcome almost 100 building professionals and construction workers and to tackle embodied emissions from the entire building lifecycle in order to fully decarbonise by 2050 and to keep global warming to below 1.5 degrees. Here are some highlights of the week.
The Irish Green Building Council would like to thank all its members who contributed to the success of that week: Hibernia REIT, Dublin City Council, Varming Engineering, IPUT, Sisk, Flynn Management Contractors, Henry J Lyons, Meehan Green, KSN, TU Dublin and Kore.
Launch of the ‘Bringing embodied carbon upfront’ report
As part of the 10th annual World Green Building Week, the Irish Green Building Council has issued a bold new vision for how buildings and infrastructure can reach 40% less embodied carbon emissions by 2030, and achieve 100% net zero emissions buildings by 2050. The report is available here.
As for the last 7 years, IGBC organised tours of some of Ireland’s newest and greenest office building: 1SJRQ, 5 Earlsfort Terrace and Three Park Place. This year, for the first time ever, the IGBC also organised a tour of a residential building: St Bricins.
1SJRQ is a riverside six storey office building that has achieved LEED platinum certification. Developed by Hibernia REIT, with Henry J Lyons and Meehan Green, 1SJRQ preserves its industrial heritage by retaining the facade of the original warehouse along with two industrial era buildings. Read more.
5 Earlsfort Terrace is an an extensively re-developed 8 storey office building which has achieved LEED Platinum certification. Developed by IPUT with Flynn Management Contractors, KSN and Meehan Green, this building has achieved considerable reductions in water and energy use. An energy conscious design approach has been adopted throughout. Read more.
Three Park Place: Developed by Clancourt with Varming, Arup, Sisk and KSN, this office building over 9 storeys has achieved LEED platinum certification. Varming Consulting Engineers implemented BIM as part of their design process which enabled them to produce a dynamic simulation to evaluate the environmental impact of the development at planning stage. Read more.
St Bricins is an apartment block for senior citizens which has been refurbished by Dublin City Council to Passive House Standard (EnerPHit). Read more.
A huge thanks to all our members and individuals who adapted and posed with our Building Life sign. Here are some of their promises to build a better future.