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Carbon Report’s Rallying Cry For Radical Change in UK Construction Sector

    Carbon Report’s Rallying Cry For Radical Change in UK Construction Sector

The leading trade body representing UK builders has called on the construction sector and any future British Government, to act now if they are to meet the 2050 zero carbon

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Irish Planning Institute Appoints Four New Fellows

    Irish Planning Institute Appoints Four New Fellows

The Irish Planning Institute (IPI), the all-island body for professional planners engaged in physical, spatial and environmental planning in Ireland, has announced the election of four new members as Fellows

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Miesian Plaza in Dublin Presented With Certification For Global Green Building Standard

    Miesian Plaza in Dublin Presented With Certification For Global Green Building Standard

Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street in Dublin 2, which was developed by Remley, is the first and only development in Ireland to be awarded LEED Platinum v4 Certification in any category.

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RIAI Conference 2019 – October 4th & 5th – RDS, Dublin

    RIAI Conference 2019 – October 4th & 5th – RDS, Dublin

Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, and RIAI President David Browne will open the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Conference 2019, at the RDS,

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Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

    Celtic Anglian Water Gears Up For Growth

Celtic Anglian Water (CAW), the water solutions company which provides treatment services across Ireland, has signalled ambitious growth plans with the announcement of a raft of new appointments and promotions.

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Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

    Dublin City Council Awards Energy Performance Contract to Upgrade its Sports Centres

Dublin City Council continues to lead by example in energy management with the awarding of a new Energy Performance Contract (EPC) to Noel Lawler Green Energy Solutions. The contract will

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Global Standard Achieved by Miesian Plaza in Dublin

    Global Standard Achieved by Miesian Plaza in Dublin

Remley Developments has announced that its development at Miesian Plaza, Baggot Street, Dublin 2, has secured LEED Platinum v4 Certification, the highest possible accreditation rating awarded by the United States Green

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Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

    Next-generation Wind Turbine Blade Pitch Technology Launched

Mita-Teknik, a global provider of wind turbine control and pitch technology, has launched its new generation of blade pitch system for onshore and offshore wind turbines. The new Mita Pitch System has been designed to

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Hibernia REIT Looks to the Future With Rooftop Solar

    Hibernia REIT Looks to the Future With Rooftop Solar

Hibernia REIT has partnered with leading design, manufacturing and installation firms to add 44 solar panels to the top of 1 Windmill Lane (1WML) in Dublin’s south docks. The addition

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ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

    ESB Networks Announces Initial Roll Out Locations For Ireland’s Electricity Meter Upgrade Programme

ESB Networks has announced the initial locations in 2019 to benefit from the upgrade of Ireland’s electricity meters to modern smart ready technology. The next generation electricity meters are a

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Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

    Energia Group Announces Over €3 Billion Renewable Energy Investment Programme For Ireland

Energia Group, the major all-island energy provider and infrastructure investor across Renewable Technologies, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions, will invest over €3 billion in Irish renewable energy generation and related

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EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

    EU Invests €35 Million to Improve Water Quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle

A major cross-border project which aims to improve water quality in Carlingford Lough and Lough Foyle through enhanced wastewater treatment has been launched. The Shared Waters Enhancement & Loughs Legacy (SWELL)

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Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards

    Ireland’s Most Energy Efficient Residential and Commercial Building Projects Honoured at 2019 ISOVER Awards

Simply Architecture, and their new build residential project – ‘The Fairways’ in Cork – has been named the winner of the 2019 Overall ISOVER Award, as well as Designer of

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Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

    Kingspan Powers Behind OFTEC’s Call For Homeowners to Choose Double-Skinned ‘Bunded’ Tanks

As one of Ireland’s most established oil tank manufacturers, Kingspan is fully behind OFTEC’s Bunded campaign which has been created to advise homeowners to replace single skin oil tanks with

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Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

    Dublin City Council Approves First Climate Change Action Plan

Dublin City Council’s elected members have approved the Climate Change Action Plan 2019-2024. Climate change poses significant risks and challenges to the Dublin region. In response to this, each of

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Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

    Energia Group Agrees €44 Million Debt Finance Package For New Bioenergy Plant

Energia Group, one of Ireland’s leading energy providers and infrastructure investors, has agreed a €44 million debt finance package with Allied Irish Bank plc for its bioenergy plant currently being completed

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SSE Enterprise and Pure World Energy Launch Cleaner and Cheaper Power Solution

    SSE Enterprise and Pure World Energy Launch Cleaner and Cheaper Power Solution

A new form of cleaner and cheaper temporary power for use on construction sites and at industrial locations has been launched by SSE Enterprise and Pure World Energy (PWE). Using

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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

    €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing

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Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Kingspan Joins Science Based Targets Initiative to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Kingspan Group, a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes, has joined over 370 companies worldwide in committing to the Science Based Targets Initiative

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Interim Emergency Measures to Combat Coastal Erosion in Portrane

    Interim Emergency Measures to Combat Coastal Erosion in Portrane

In response to serious coastal erosion problems at The Burrow Portrane, Fingal County Council is implementing interim emergency measures to protect properties at risk in Portrane. The project will get

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New Gym and Medical Centre is 25% More Efficient Than Current Building Regulations

    New Gym and Medical Centre is 25% More Efficient Than Current Building Regulations

Johnson and Johnson VisionCare have completed building a new gym and medical centre with support from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and it’s EXEED (Excellence in Energy Efficient

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GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

    GDG Wins European Funds to Develop Novel Asset Management Software

Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), an award-winning specialist firm focused on the delivery of infrastructure projects involving complex and challenging ground conditions, has been awarded the first stage of the

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Irish Engineering Firm GDG Combats Geohazards to Overcome Changing Environmental Conditions

    Irish Engineering Firm GDG Combats Geohazards to Overcome Changing Environmental Conditions

Over the past 5 years, Irish owned engineering consultancy, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG), have worked on a range of interesting projects across the globe. GDG is a specialist firm

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Plans to Upgrade Ireland’s 1 Million Energy Inefficient Homes

    Plans to Upgrade Ireland’s 1 Million Energy Inefficient Homes

Over 200 building professionals, including architects, specifiers, builders, plumbers, engineers and researchers, gathered at SEAI’s second Annual Deep Retrofit Conference

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UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

    UK National Construction Expo – 18th September 2018 – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes, England

The National Construction Expo, which is being held in the Arena MK at Milton Keynes on Tuesday, 18th September 2018,

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College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

    College Group to Construct New €10 Million Biofuel Facility in County Meath

College Group is to invest €10 million in building a new renewable energy facility producing biofuel from used cooking oil

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New Jobs Lead to New Business For Newry Environmental Services Firm

    New Jobs Lead to New Business For Newry Environmental Services Firm

Blockbusters Environmental Services recently recruited six new staff with support from Invest Northern Ireland and has now won a new

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RKD Honoured at Greenbuild Europe 2018

    RKD Honoured at Greenbuild Europe 2018

Greenbuild Europe 2018 took place on 17–18 April 2018 in Berlin, gathering passionate green building and sustainability leaders from all

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Ten-Year €1 Billion Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures Launched

    Ten-Year €1 Billion Programme of Investment in Flood Relief Measures Launched

The Government has launched a ten-year programme of €1 billion in investment in flood relief measures including a first tranche

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OPW Highlights New Opportunities For Irish Construction Companies

    OPW Highlights New Opportunities For Irish Construction Companies

Of the anticipated €116 billion capital investment provided for in Project Ireland 2040, the Government’s policy and planning framework for

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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstow

    Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Seeks Views on Future of Ballyogan, Stepaside, Carrickmines and Leopardstow

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has commenced a 6 week pre-draft public consultation process on a new Local Area Plan (LAP) for

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NI Water Invests £1 Million to Upgrade Watermain Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs

    NI Water Invests £1 Million to Upgrade Watermain Supplying Fermanagh Reservoirs

NI Water has announced the completion of the first section of a 3.5 km watermain between Ally Hill Service Reservoir

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37 Communities to Become More Energy Efficient

    37 Communities to Become More Energy Efficient

Funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced that

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Record Year For Kingspan

    Record Year For Kingspan

Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported its preliminary results for the year

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£5 Million Sewer Improvement Project Underway For Ormeau Area of Belfast

    £5 Million Sewer Improvement Project Underway For Ormeau Area of Belfast

NI Water has announce that work has commenced on a £5 million project to improve the sewerage infrastructure in the

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£70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School

    £70,000 Rainwater Garden Completed at Clandeboye Primary School

NI Water, the Department for Infrastructure, Education Authority and the Department of Education have announced that an innovative new rainwater

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McHale Plant Sales Plans For Growth in 2018

    McHale Plant Sales Plans For Growth in 2018

Following a highly successful year in which sales volumes at the company increased by some 20% on the previous 12

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SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards Recognise Impact of Innovative Energy Solutions in Design and Construction

    SEAI Sustainable Energy Awards Recognise Impact of Innovative Energy Solutions in Design and Construction

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) recently announced the winners of its Sustainable Energy Awards at a gala event

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Kilsaran International Wins Sustainable Quarry of the Year 2017

    Kilsaran International Wins Sustainable Quarry of the Year 2017

Kilsaran International, from Dunboyne, Co Meath, was a double winner at this year’s Irish Concrete Federation Sustainable Quarry Awards. The

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Kingspan Retains Position on CDP Climate ‘A List’

    Kingspan Retains Position on CDP Climate ‘A List’

Kingspan, a global leader in high performance insulation, building fabric, and solar integrated building envelopes, has been named for the third

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Wicklow solar energy farm gets approval

    Wicklow solar energy farm gets approval

Plans for a major solar energy farm on a 27-hectare site in Co Wicklow have been approved by Wicklow County

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Sandyford to drive Dublin as Smart City

    Sandyford to drive Dublin as Smart City

Sandyford has been pinpointed as a Smart Region capable of driving Dublin on as a Smart City at Ireland’s first

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Data centres pushing up energy demands

    Data centres pushing up energy demands

EirGrid has predicted that Ireland’s energy demand will rise over the next decade due to the spread of data centres

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350,000 households already availed of SEAI grants for home energy improvements

    350,000 households already availed of SEAI grants for home energy improvements

Almost 350,000 homes have benefited from grants through the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to make energy improvements in

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Homeowners spent billions on their homes in 2016

    Homeowners spent billions on their homes in 2016

Irish homeowners have availed of €1.2 billion in total through the Home Renovation Incentive (HRI) since its launch in 2013.

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EnergyPro Asset Management to be largest home-grown Irish windfarm management company

    EnergyPro Asset Management to be largest home-grown Irish windfarm management company

EnergyPro Analytics and Galetech Energy Services (GES) have announced their new joint venture entity – EnergyPro Asset Management. The joint

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€1.7 Billion Investment in Wastewater Projects

    €1.7 Billion Investment in Wastewater Projects

Simon Coveney T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, has published the draft River Basin Management Plan (RBMP)

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€10 Million Expansion to Warmth & Wellbeing Scheme

    €10 Million Expansion to Warmth & Wellbeing Scheme

The Warmth & Wellbeing pilot scheme, which provides energy free efficiency upgrades to homes in some areas of Dublin, will

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Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

    Wood Awards Ireland Held in Farmleigh House

The Wood Awards Ireland were presented in Farmleigh House on Thursday, November 17, with Bucholz McEvoy Architects named as the

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Upgrade to Dublin Airport Runway to Create 150 Jobs

    Upgrade to Dublin Airport Runway to Create 150 Jobs

An 18-month upgrade of Dublin Airport’s main runway is expected to create 150 jobs. Construction on the runway is expected

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Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

    Irish Water Begins Construction on 9.7 Million Euro Wastewater Network

Irish water officially began construction on a €9.7 million wastewater pipe network for Rush, Co. Dublin on Friday, November 11.

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Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland launch network to collaborate on ocean energy innovation

A new collaborative network between Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland has been launched to advance the development of ocean energy

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Europe to Assist Irish Energy Company’s Storage Project

Gaelectric, an Irish energy firm, is set to receive €8.28m from the European Union to help fund and develop a storage project located in Northern Ireland.

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Permitted Development of Two Major Parks at Cherrywood

The Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council have come to the decision to permit the development of two major parks at Cherrywood, which marks the first important phase of development for a new Town Centre and 3,800 new homes at Cherrywood in South Dublin.

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£23m anaerobic digestion plant in Ballymena

A £23 million anaerobic digestion plant will be developed in Ballymena, Co Antrim next year to deal with the environmental problem of

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Ireland’s First Sustainable Homes Label

The Irish Green Building Council has launched Ireland’s first sustainable homes label to encourage the construction of quality residential housing

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Actavo Delivers Environmentally-Friendly Project Office to Sisk’s Capital Dock Development

Actavo Building Solutions, a leading supplier of modular buildings, has supplied an environmentally-friendly onsite project office to international construction company,

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Ireland to cut emissions from buildings to meet Paris Agreement

Governments, businesses, consumer groups and NGOs are being urged to come together to create ambitious plans for how Ireland will

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