The national/regional reports from the recently released Concerted Action EPBD Book "2016 – Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country Reports" are now available as individual files, accessible from the updated Country Facts section of BUILD UP, as well the CA EPBD website.
Post date: 25 Μάιος 2016
QualiBuild funded by the European Commission Build Up Skills Initiative was established in November 2013 as part of wider efforts to create employment in the sector and to assist Ireland in achieving the EU 2020 energy efficiency target, by working with Governmental Departments and industry to train and up-skill the workforce at a National Level.
Post date: 23 Μάιος 2016
This is the Concerted Action (CA) EPBD country implementation report for Ireland, as updated at the end of 2014.
The CA EPBD national implementation reports present in a snapshot the status and progress achieved in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), describing among other things:
Post date: 17 Μάιος 2016
This report, released by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), focuses exclusively on energy efficiency in Ireland, with the aim to provide timely and comprehensive data on energy efficiency and intensity to serve as context and background to discussions on future policy options. It may also provide the basis for reporting progress on energy efficiency towards meeting Irish and European targets.
The report is structured as follows:
Post date: 12 Μάιος 2016
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 Μάιος 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 Απρ 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 Απρ 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 Απρ 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 Απρ 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 Φεβ 2016