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Advancing greener and healthier homes

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The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) and Velux are delighted to invite you for the next meeting of Healthy Homes Ireland (HHI) Forum on Tuesday, 13 December 2022 (9.30am to 1pm).

The objective of the HHI Forum is to identify the extent to which current public policy, building industry practice and other factors help or hinder the achievement of healthy homes, to identify those areas that should be prioritised, and to develop a set of policy recommendations. Following discussions at the previous forum meeting in July, the research will now focus on Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics and daylighting – in existing homes.


At the December’s Forum, we will hear from a specialist in public health medicine and have a panel discussion with experts in IEQ. This will be followed by a brief project update on the findings of the research by CBRE , including gaps identified by the project team in policies and support mechanisms in relation to IEQ in existing homes. The update and panel discussion are designed to inform the workshop discussion that follows. The workshop will provide forum participants with the opportunity to provide input for policy recommendation ideas. 



09.00 am Registration & networking

09.30 am Welcome and opening remarks

  • Kevin O’Rourke, Chair, Healthy Homes Ireland

09.35 am Presentations Improving Indoor Environmental Quality in our Homes

  • Dr Gráinne McGill, Chancellor’s Fellow, University of Strathclyde, UK Indoor Environments Group Committee Member, and HEMAC network coordinator
  • Douglas Booker,  Regional Clean Air Champion for West Midlands to Northwest of England, UK Clean Air Programme
  • Dr Paul Kenny, Assistant Professor, UCD School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy
  • Dr Emmet English, Managing Director, Amplitude Acoustics

10.30 am Coffee Break

10.45 am Workshop

  • Following a project update from Rachael McGinley of CBRE, participants will help the research team in generating policy  recommendations on improving IEQ in existing homes

12.45 pm Closing remarks

13.00 pm Lunch


Please register with by Friday 9th December

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