Deadline extended for energy efficiency awards

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The deadline for submitting entries to the Isover Energy Efficiency Awards (EEA) has been extended until October 11.

The inaugural awards scheme is being targeted at building professionals including architects, engineers, builders and developers, across Ireland, who have worked on both new build and renovation projects with very low energy demand.

New Irish passive house association launched in Dublin

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People planning to build a new home could save themselves thousands of euro each year by developing a passive house, according to the Passive House Association of Ireland (PHAI), a new low energy design initiative comprising passive house designers and contractors.

RIAI host one day course on home energy upgrades

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The RIAI, in partnership with Joseph Little Architects, has announced the launch of an intensive one day programme on home energy upgrades designed specifically for architectural professionals. The course will be delivered through lectures and workshops.

Highlights of Open House Dublin 2010 announced

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The Irish Architecture Foundation has announced the highlights of the fifth annual Open House Dublin, which takes place from 7 to 11 October 2010. Over the weekend architecturally significant Dublin buildings will open their doors the public, with free tours available.

Construct Ireland amongst winners at Green Awards

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Construct Ireland has picked up two awards at the 2010 Green Awards. Editor Jeff Colley won the green leader award and Construct Ireland picked up the green communications award for successful campaigning work on pay-as-you-save and a proposal to boost the impact of  Building Energy Ratings, which in both cases culminated in policy commitments in the renewed programme for government,  and planned launches later this year.

BER assessors association to host AGM in Dublin

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The BER Assessors Association of Ireland will hold its AGM and a series of workshops tomorrow, Friday February 19, in the Red Cow Moran Hotel, Dublin.

The workshops are open to members and non-members of the association. Information stands will be hosted by FÁS, Flo Gas, Kingspan Insulation, Kingspan Solar, OWL, Ecological Building Systems, and Construct Ireland.

Short-listed companies for 2010 Green awards announced

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The finalists have been announced for the 2010 Green Awards, with a shortlist consisting of a diverse range of companies and organisations from across Irish society.

Construct Ireland has been shortlisted for two awards at the event, which will be held at the Burlington Hotel on 11 March. The magazine is a finalist for the green communications award along with Belvedere House Gardens and Park, Dell Exposure Media Services, Greenme.ie  and Weee Ireland. Construct Ireland editor Jeff Colley is up for the green leader award along with Citi head of facilities Paul Boylan, Greenbusiness.ie project director Kara Flannery, Siemens CEO Dr Werner Kruckow, Vintners Federation director Sean Redmond and Vodafone Ireland CEO Charles Butterworth.

SEI announces 2009 sustainable energy award winners

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The retail and telecoms sectors were the big winners at Sustainable Energy Ireland's sixth annual awards in Dublin last Friday, with Dunnes Stores, Heatons, O2 and Eircom each taking awards at the all-island event.

The awards aim to highlight "excellence in business energy management", and this year included entries from over 100 organisations.

 

Green shoots at EcoBuild and Plan Expo from 3 to 5 November

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This year’s Plan Expo, Ireland’s largest building exhibition, will take place at RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin from Tuesday, 3 November to Thursday, 5 November. Green building is at the heart of this year’s event: the EcoBuild exhibition of green building suppliers will take up almost half the floor space, while a first-time conference entitled Rebuilding Ireland will explore the role that green building and architecture can play in Ireland’s economic recovery.

Open House Dublin 2009 to showcase green buildings

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The Irish Architecture Foundation has announced its fourth annual Open House Dublin event. Over the weekend of October 8 to 11, buildings in Dublin selected for their architectural quality and interest will be open to the public.

Sustainable economics conference, June 10 to 12

wind_turbine_holderness.jpgFeasta - the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability - will host a weekend conference titled 'The New Emergency: Managing Risk and Building Resilience in a Resource Constrained World' on the weekend of June 10 - 12 in All Hallows College, Dublin.

Market opportunity to improve housing stock energy efficiency

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Given the decline in new build construction and the increasing demand for greater energy efficiency in existing homes, there is a major opportunity to bring about significant improvements in the energy performance of the existing Irish housing stock, according to Professor Owen Lewis, Chief Executive, Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI).

SEAI shifts focus to deep retrofitfit with conference & pilot scheme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland has announced a new €5million deep retrofit pilot programme for 2017 projects to upgrade inefficient buildings to an A3 rating or better – with a particular emphasis on ventilation, airtightness, thermal bridging, interstitial condensation and preventing overheating. Grants are available to cover between 50 and 95% of the costs of deep retrofit works for different categories of participants.