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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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Top Irish construction Executives Offer Sustainable Solutions to Government For Post-Brexit

    Top Irish construction Executives Offer Sustainable Solutions to Government For Post-Brexit

As part of Guaranteed Irish Construction Month this year, Guaranteed Irish held a roundtable discussion on ‘Planning for a sustainable Irish construction sector in post Brexit Ireland – the challenges

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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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Record Performance by Kingspan Group

    Record Performance by Kingspan Group

Kingspan Group, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, has reported a 12% increase in revenue to €2.2 billion (pre-currency up 11%) and an 18% rise

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JCB Teletruks Contribute to Low Carbon Power Generation

    JCB Teletruks Contribute to Low Carbon Power Generation

Two JCB Teletruk 35D 4×4 telescopic industrial forklifts are providing an essential material handling solution at the UK’s largest infrastructure project. Operated by Bylor, a joint venture between French construction

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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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Green Legislation and Skills Shortage Driving Up Construction Prices

    Green Legislation and Skills Shortage Driving Up Construction Prices

The cost of commercial property construction in Ireland is expected to increase this year due to a number of factors including new green building legislation and demand for energy-saving options

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Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

    Next Generation of Sustainable Social Housing in Kerry

Clúid Housing, in partnership with Kerry County Council, Rebuilding Ireland and Kerry-based Thermohouse Ltd, the leading Irish low energy building system manufacturer and installer, have commenced the second stage of construction

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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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The Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibition Returns For Second Showing in Dublin

    The Vienna Model of Public Housing Exhibition Returns For Second Showing in Dublin

The internationally regarded Vienna Model of Housing is returning for a second period of exhibition in Dublin’s Civic Offices, Wood Quay from, Monday 1st July until Friday 26th July. Organised by Dublin City

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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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Oriel Windfarm Commences Offshore Site Surveys Off the Coast of Dundalk

    Oriel Windfarm Commences Offshore Site Surveys Off the Coast of Dundalk

Oriel Windfarm has commenced investigative works on the future offshore windfarm site off the coast of Dundalk following the granting of a license by the Department of Housing, Planning and

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TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

    TU Dublin Announces Strategic Collaboration With ESB

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and ESB have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a framework of strategic collaboration that will include three key areas – Research and

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Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

    Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow Coming to Galway, Waterford and Limerick

Kieran Holohan, Marketing Director of Saint-Gobain Ireland, has announced that the Saint-Gobain Build Better Roadshow will travel to Galway (25th June), with Waterford and Limerick following in October and November. The

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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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The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

    The UK National Construction Expo – The Arena MK, Milton Keynes – 1st May 2019

The UK National Construction Expo is being held at the Arena MK, Milton Keynes in England on Wednesday, 1st May 2019. Although British construction activity overall has slowed, chiefly due

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National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

    National Construction Summit -Thursday 14th March 2019 – Citywest Exhibition Centre, Dublin

The fifth National Construction Summit will be held on Thursday, 14th March 2019 at the Citywest Exhibition Centre in Dublin. Incorporating a number of complementary events and an extensive array

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ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

    ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

ESB is engaged in bilateral discussions with Coillte which, if successful, would lead to the establishment of a new joint venture development company to deliver 1,000 MW of renewable energy

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Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

    Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick start the offshore wind generation industry in the Republic of Ireland through ESB’s acquisition of up to 35% in the Oriel

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Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

    Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

Lidl has completed the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its recently opened Nenagh store adding a further investment of

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Grafton Merchanting Joins the Irish Green Building Council

    Grafton Merchanting Joins the Irish Green Building Council

Grafton Merchanting, Ireland’s leading building merchanting company has announced that it has joined the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC). The

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Ballymun’s Rediscovery Centre Wins SEAI Sustainable Energy Building Award

    Ballymun’s Rediscovery Centre Wins SEAI Sustainable Energy Building Award

Funded by the Government of Ireland, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced the winners of its Sustainable

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Majority of Construction Companies Plan to Implement BIM Within Next 3 Years

    Majority of Construction Companies Plan to Implement BIM Within Next 3 Years

A European survey conducted by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB NI), as part of a Belfast Met-led EU Horizon 2020

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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

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€8 Million in Government Funding Awarded by SEAI to Innovative Energy Research Projects

    €8 Million in Government Funding Awarded by SEAI to Innovative Energy Research Projects

The Government has announced €8 million in funding to support 45 innovative energy projects in companies and research institutions across

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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

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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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Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Monaghan Branch

    Heiton Buckley Unveils Newly Refurbished Monaghan Branch

Heiton Buckley, Ireland’s leading supplier of doors, floors, bathrooms, garden, plumbing and heating products, has officially unveiled its newly refurbished

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Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

    Saint-Gobain Launches Nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Training Courses For Irish Construction Professionals

The Saint-Gobain Ireland Technical Academy has announced that it is adding to its existing training portfolio by launching a series of

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Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

    Major New Report on Housing Outlines Policy Actions to Boost Affordability and Supply

Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has launched a new national campaign – Better Lives, Better Business championing new policies across

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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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International Conference on Building Great Cities to Take Place in Cork

    International Conference on Building Great Cities to Take Place in Cork

Hundreds of international delegates interested in the opportunities and challenges facing ‘cities on the rise’ will travel  to Cork next

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Sisk Commits to Double Energy Productivity

    Sisk Commits to Double Energy Productivity

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s largest construction company, has become the first Irish business to join global energy efficiency initiative EP100.

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Tyndall National Institute and IERC Collaborate on €600,000 Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Project Success

    Tyndall National Institute and IERC Collaborate on €600,000 Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Project Success

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) has welcomed new research funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Initiative to develop models

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Government Funding of €10 Million For Energy Efficiency Design Projects

    Government Funding of €10 Million For Energy Efficiency Design Projects

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is now accepting applications from organisations planning an investment in a new design project or

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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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Airsynergy Scoops Major UK Tech Award

    Airsynergy Scoops Major UK Tech Award

Airsynergy, one of Ireland’s leading cleantech firms, has scooped the top award for ‘Renewable Energy Technology of the Year’ at

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Record Investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 2017

    Record Investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has published its annual results for 2017. It shows a record €105 million

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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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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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Ecocem Ireland Launches First Hybrid Weather Resistant Bag

    Ecocem Ireland Launches First Hybrid Weather Resistant Bag

Ireland’s premier producer of high performance, low carbon cement Ecocem Ireland has announced its new product development for the bagged

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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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Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

    Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

The national body charged with helping Ireland to transition to a low-carbon economy has welcomed a new agreement by Microsoft

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SEAI and OPW Partner on Energy Saving Pilot Programme

    SEAI and OPW Partner on Energy Saving Pilot Programme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is working in partnership with the Office of Public Works (OPW) to help

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First EU-wide Tool For Sustainable Building Performance Reporting

    First EU-wide Tool For Sustainable Building Performance Reporting

The European Commission has launched the pilot phase of ‘Level(s)’, a new EU- framework for sustainable buildings, which will help

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Kingspan Insulation launches $25 million XPS line expansion

    Kingspan Insulation launches $25 million XPS line expansion

Kingspan Insulation in North America pulled out all the stops as it marked the commissioning of its new GreenGuard XPS

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SEAI says backing sustainable energy will improve lives, meet environmental challenges and back jobs

    SEAI says backing sustainable energy will improve lives, meet environmental challenges and back jobs

Ireland faces significant challenges ahead and only the improved delivery of sustainable energy solutions can help improve citizens’ quality of

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Guaranteed Irish marks September as ‘Construction Month’

    Guaranteed Irish marks September as ‘Construction Month’

Leading industry representatives will share their insights on how to develop Ireland’s construction sector in a sustainable way as part

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Dublin Airport Central shortlisted for Excellence in Environment Award

    Dublin Airport Central shortlisted for Excellence in Environment Award

daa’s Dublin Airport Central building has been shortlisted in the Sustainable Buildings Excellence in Environment category for the 2017 Chambers

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Planning granted for solar energy farm in Clare

    Planning granted for solar energy farm in Clare

Clare could become the first county in Ireland to generate electricity from solar energy following the granting of planning permission

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SEAI launches New five year strategy

    SEAI launches New five year strategy

Ireland faces significant challenges ahead and only the improved delivery of sustainable energy solutions can help improve citizens’ quality of

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Renewable gas could replace over one quarter of fossil fuel gas supply

    Renewable gas could replace over one quarter of fossil fuel gas supply

Gas derived from renewable sources, such as food waste, animal manure and grass, has the potential to replace more than

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Derry to benefit from EU links in developing energy efficiency and seafood offering

    Derry to benefit from EU links in developing energy efficiency and seafood offering

According to a report in the Connaught Telegraph, a collaboration between Derry and a constellation of European cities, designed to

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