On 3 May 2016, the European Commission announced the shortlisted cities that will advance to the final stage of the European Green Capital 2018 and European Green Leaf 2017 award competitions. These cities are:
For European Green Capital:
Post date: 9 May 2016
S.R. 54 Energy Efficiency Standard officially launched
Standard Recommendation S.R. 54:2014 Code of practice for the energy efficient retrofit of dwellings
Post date: 22 Apr 2016
This report, released by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), highlights the importance of reducing Ireland’s energy demand in order to make the country’s renewable energy targets achievable. It presents projections of Ireland’s energy use to 2035. The projections use information on the relationships between energy use, economic growth, energy prices and energy policies – as embodied in past energy use trends – as the basis for projecting how future energy use may develop following changes in fossil fuel prices, economic growth and energy policy.
Post date: 11 Apr 2016
Addressing the increased potential for cooling energy demand and associated risk of overheating in new and refurbished low energy buildings is becoming an important issue for the industry.
Post date: 11 Apr 2016
Conference for a sustainable built environment
Future Shape, Ireland’s new sustainable built environment event, will take place on 24 May 2016 at the Printworks, Dublin Castle, in Dublin, Ireland, focusing on the latest trends and issues on sustainable, healthy and quality building.
This conference provides a platform for debate among stakeholders from a range of sectors, including professional bodies, product manufacturers and policy makers, to share ideas and solutions.
The conference topics include the following:
Post date: 7 Apr 2016
On Wednesday 17 February, 2016 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council adopted its county development plan for 2016-2022, including a motion passed by the majority that all new buildings must be built to the passive house standard or equivalent.
Post date: 23 Feb 2016
Post date: 21 Dec 2015
Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe is developing a suite of building energy renovation roadmaps - Energy Performance Protocols - that aim to reduce transaction costs by assembling existing standards and practices into a consistent and transparent process. These tools then enable a marketplace for building owners, project developers, utilities, public programmes and investors to trade in standardised energy efficiency projects.
Post date: 27 Oct 2015
Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 Sep 2015
QualiBuild is running a Foundation Energy Skills Programme for 200 building construction workers. It is envisaged to develop and evaluate this course which will be backed by industry and rolled out nationally. Applications are now open for the Foundation Energy Skills programme. Courses are running in Dublin, Cork, Galway, Caven, and Limerick in September, October and November 2015.
Post date: 11 Sep 2015