This year’s theme of World Green Building Week is #BuildingTheTransition. It is time to embrace change and new solutions to secure an energy-efficient, regenerative and just future for all.
World Green Building Week (WGBW) is the world’s largest campaign to accelerate sustainable built environments across the globe. Organised by World Green Building Council, it is led by our global network of over 75 Green Building Councils and their 46,000 members.
As part of the worldwide network of green building councils, we have prepared several exciting events to shine a light on the three essential transitions – the energy transition, the regenerative transition and, the just transition.
Our programme includes tours of buildings that have achieved LEED ratings, webinars about topics such as Circular Economy and more.
Scroll down to see the complete programme. We look forward to seeing you there!
|Discover LEED Dublin 5k Tour
The Discover LEED Dublin is a 5K course showcasing a variety of new LEED Platinum and Gold-certified buildings in Dublin city centre. Browse the map and run, walk or cycle the route anytime during the course of the week.
|Progressing to a Circular Economy Webinar
Monday 11th Sept | 1 pm – 2 pm | FREE
This webinar will showcase the protocols to implement circular economy principles into construction projects focusing on using reclaimed construction materials in projects, testing reclaimed construction materials, circular procurement and much more.
|EPBD Recast: An Update Webinar
Tuesday 12th Sept | 1 pm – 2 pm | FREE
How will the new look EPBD affect the Irish Commercial Built Environment and what are the new instruments and initiatives that you need to be aware of? Join our speakers, Ciaran Cuffe, MEP, Marion Jammet, John Morehead, and Celine Carre to find out.
|Tour of Clerys
Tuesday 12th Sept | 4 pm – 6 pm | FREE
Originally built in 1922, the historic landmark and a former department store, Clerys, has undergone a true transformation to achieve LEED Gold. Join us for a tour and a presentation and hear how it was achieved.
|Net Zero Journey: 1 Cumberland Place Case Study
Thursday 14th Sept | 8,00 am – 9,30 am | FREE
Hibernia is hosting a breakfast discussion to delve into the net zero carbon journey of an office asset – 1 Cumberland Place. Built in the 1970s, the building went through a deep retrofit in 2015, seven years later, in partnership with the occupiers, an innovative energy efficiency project was rolled out, driving further energy reductions. Join the panel discussion to find out more.
|Tour of One Opera Square
Wednesday 13th Sept | 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | FREE
Join us for the tour of Opera Square, a transformational project for Limerick City. This mixed-use development which is currently under construction is an exemplary regeneration project that holds circularity principles at the core of it.
|Tour of the Tropical Fruit Warehouse
Thursday 14th Sept | 3 pm – 5 pm | FREE
Join us for a tour of Tropical Fruit Warehouse, recently listed in the Top 3 of Ireland’s favourite buildings in this year’s RIAI Public Choice Award.
The former warehouse built in the 1890s and home to the Tropical Fruit Company of Dublin has been transformed into an iconic office development.
Wednesday 13th Sept | 8am – 9:30 am | FREE
This event will explore what climate resilience means for the built environment, along with ways we can future-proof our assets to combat the impact of change and protect lives and livelihoods. Our panellists will discuss how we can design for resilience, retrofit for lower energy demand and address climate risk.
Wednesday 13th Sept | 9:30 am – 12:00 am | FREE
This focuses on the regenerative transition with guest speakers highlighting how their respective companies are addressing the sustainability design, supply chain and build challenges related to the circular economy, ecology, bio-diversity and the future re-use of materials.
We invite our members to organise their own events and share the details with us for promotion. Showcase your sustainability initiatives in the built environment. Contact us to have your event featured on this page and get the WGBW 2023 logo.
Thursday 14th Sept | 10 am – 11 am | FREE
Can we build homes that are both affordable and healthy for people and the planet? What if we could construct a house that has a 3 x lower Co2 footprint and 3 x better indoor climate? Yes, it can be done, and we will show you how. Join us live from Living Places in Copenhagen as part of the World Green Building Week 2023.