Green Room 2018 to focus on nZEB and corporate sustainability on 2 May

Green Room 2018 to focus on nZEB and corporate sustainability on 2 May

The Irish Green Building Council's annual Green Room event takes place this year on 2 May in the Alex Hotel, Dublin, and this year’s conference focuses on the imminent arrival of nearly zero energy building standards, and on the role of 'corporate action in our transition to a low carbon built environment’.

Above from left - Kevin McGillycuddy of the EIB & Louise Ellison of Hammerson PLC will be among the speakers at the Green Room event on 2 May, while world-leading materials expert Prof Michael Braungart will speak at the IGBC's Re-Source 2018 event on 21 June

The new version of Part L of the building regulations for non-domestic buildings comes into force from the beginning of 2019, leaving designers, developers and contractors with little time to get up to speed on the new regulations.

The afternoon Green Room conference, which kicks off at 2pm, will feature a variety of speakers on non-domestic nZEB standards, including energy expert Andy Lundberg of Passivate on fabric efficiency and eliminating thermal bridging, consulting engineer David Walshe of In2 on modelling ventilation and comfort, and OCSC’s Donal O'Connor on 'designing effective renewables'. This session will be chaired by Orla Coyle of SEAI.

In the session on 'corporate responsibility, climate change and the built environment', Charles van Thiel of the Global Real Estate Benchmark will discuss sustainability in the real estate sector, Kevin McGillycuddy of the European Investment Bank will examine prospects for investment in nearly zero energy buildings, while Louise Ellison of Hammerson PLC will discuss how the company plans to become 'net positive' for carbon, water and socio-economic impacts by 2030.

This article was originally published in issue 25 of Passive House Plus magazine. Want immediate access to all back issues and exclusive extra content? Click here to subscribe for as little as €10, or click here to receive the next issue free of charge Meanwhile, the IGBC has also announced that leading materials expert Prof. Michael Braungart will speak at the organisation's Re-Source 2018 event, which will be held at Wood Quay Venue on 21 June.

This event is focused on designing buildings to minimise embodied carbon, and creating a circular economy for construction materials, as well as healthy places to live and work.

Prof. Michael Braungart is a chemist and widely known for his work with the Cradle to Cradle design concept, which he developed together with the American architect William McDonough.

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