Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a well-tested and successful tool that has been helping building owners reach their energy and climate targets more quickly than with traditional implementation of energy saving measures.
Still there is potential for more use of EPC to reach unrealised saving potential in public sector.
Post date: 22 Feb 2021
Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) has launched a new green loan product offering a discount of up to 0.5% on loans to homebuilders for developments certified with Irish Green Building Council’s Home Performance Index certification.
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
During 2019, the first year, the BIM4EEB project outlined needs and requirements to be satisfied during the renovation process in order to ensure the best adaptation of the methodological and technological features of BIM4EEB toolset to the specific needs of the users.
Post date: 25 Gen 2021
A King’s College London research study seeks to determine whether and how real estate companies are complying with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the role of the real estate sector in achieving the European Union’s climate impact portfolio, and the environmental outputs for European buildings complying with the EPBD.
Post date: 12 Gen 2021
Before the refurbishment started, the local authority had around 1,500 bedsits right across the city. Known as zero-bed units, they were small – usually no more than 26 square metres – and as they aged, they became progressively less attractive to tenants.
Moreover, the more unattractive the location, the more ‘de-tenanted’ they became. So began a vicious cycle of vacancy, dilapidation and social deterioration.
Post date: 8 Gen 2021
As part of the BIMzeED project, a number of training modules on the topics of BIM and NZEB have been developed and are available to use for FREE.
These online modules will be of interest to people in Higher or Vocational Education, or private trainers. By becoming a trainer on the BIMzeED course, you will gain access to a wealth of information that you can use in your own professional capacity as a training provider.
Post date: 8 Dic 2020
Europe needs to reach a minimum 3% annual deep renovation rate to achieve a strengthened GHG reduction target and a boost for renewable heating and cooling.
Post date: 3 Dic 2020
To achieve its 2050 climate neutrality objective, the European Union must accelerate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction in this decade. The building sector can be a central pillar of this effort and can make a significant contribution to a strengthened 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target.
Increasing actions and investment to accelerate building renovations will also lead to sustaining a green economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and improving living conditions for Europeans.
Post date: 3 Dic 2020
Ireland has set an ambitious target of 70% renewables share by 2030. Success will be based on overcoming the challenges and embracing the possibilities. This will not be achieved alone.
The tremendous growth of renewable energy sources (RES) in our power systems is based on many years of dedicated research and technology development.
Post date: 1 Dic 2020
Green Skibbereen CLG
has made a proposal to Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSH) to form a partnership for the development of a Climate Action Centre based at Myross Wood House and Grounds, currently in the ownership of the Order.
Discussions to finalise the terms on which Green Skibbereen will occupy the property are ongoing. The project aims will be consistent with and supportive of the charism and philosophy of MSH.
Post date: 18 Nov 2020