Last week, the Irish Green Building Council took part in World Green Building Week 2020. This year the focus was on #ActOnClimate, delivering net zero carbon buildings and exploring how we can create a green, healthy and climate-resilient built environment for all.
Due to covid19 restrictions, we celebrated WGBW 2020 organising only virtual events. Here are some highlights of the week.
Close to 600 building professionals joined us for our four free lunchtime webinars. These were organised to showcase best practices in the green building industry.
On Tuesday and Friday, we hosted 2 online case studies: Meehan Green presented on the Hendrick Smithfield, the first hotel in Ireland to achieve LEED Gold certification, and O’Connor Sutton Cronin gave a presentation on ESB Archive, an exemplar BREEAM all-electric building.
These webinars are now available in our resources section.
On Wednesday, we launched our new webinar series “Green Performance Solutions for Buildings”. Our new six-weeks’ webinar series focuses on green, energy-efficient and healthy solutions for commercial and multi-family buildings. The first webinar, presented by Arup, deep dive into the topic of ventilation in offices in the Covid19 era.
Don’t miss the next webinars of this series! Register here.
Whole Life Carbon Approach Workshop with Minister of State, Ossian Smyth T.Ds
On Friday we organised a high-level workshop to identify which actions are needed this year, but also within 5 or 10 years to fully decarbonise our built environment across its life cycle. The workshop was opened by the Minister of State for Public Procurement and eGovernment, Ossian Smyth T.D. IPUT gave an insight into their journey to the Net Zero Carbon buildings commitments and next steps.
The outcomes of the workshop will be shared shortly in a short report. The event was supported by EPA Research. A huge thanks to all the speakers and participants.
Discover LEED Dublin 5K Tours
This year we could not show you around the city, so we challenged you to run, walk or cycle a “LEED Dublin 5K tour”. The tour showcased 5 of new LEED Platinum certified buildings in Dublin city centre. 50 people registered for this challenge and shared their progress online.
Congratulation to our 5 winners:
- Penny Linton, Mona Jakobsone, TODD Architects & Elizabete Jakobsone MDO Architects
- Archie O’Donnell, i3PT
- Mariya Chervonogradska, Meehan Green
- Michelle Diamond & Kelly Geoghegan, Structure Tone
- Eoin McNulty-Goodwin, Varming
IPUT commit to net zero carbon buildings
During this WGBW, we also welcomed a great news: our member IPUT became the first Irish property company to join the World Green Building Council’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.
Net zero carbon buildings are buildings that are highly energy-efficient and fully powered from renewable energy sources, with any remaining carbon balance offset.
Signing the commitment, IPUT pledged to own and only develop assets that operate at net zero carbon by 2030 and has joined the ranks of over 100 organisations globally. Read more here.
Interested in learning more about the Net Zero Carbon Commitment? Click here.
Last but not least, thanks to all our member’s that helped us to #ActOnClimate and shared their knowledge on Net-Zero Carbon buildings!