31 August 2022
By Tom Collins
This year, the Irish Green Building Council is kicking off World Green Building Week in Cork, with a visit to Mahon Point Shopping Centre on Thursday, 8th September at 12pm.
The building was the first in Ireland to achieve the BREEAM in use green building certification. The tour will include a presentation from John Whyte of BRE on how the certification was achieved.
The tour is part of a full week of celebrations for World Green Building Week 2022 organised by the Irish Green Building Council. The theme for this year is putting people back at the heart of our built environment while accelerating sustainability.
Other events include webinars and tours of some of Ireland’s most sustainable new commercial and residential buildings, with a specific focus on retrofit, CLT construction, circularity and urban regeneration
What? World Green Building Week 2022
Where? Across Ireland
When? 8th-18th September 2022
The programme includes:
Thursday 8 September | 12:00 – 14:00 | Tour
Tour of Mahon Point Shopping Centre, the first building in Ireland to achieve The BREEAM in use certification.
Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 September| Tour
LEEDDublin 5K, a virtual course showcasing a variety of new LEED Platinum certified buildings in Dublin.
Monday 12 September | 16:30 – 18:30 | Tour
Tour of Teach Sprúis, a Dublin Terraced House constructed from Cross Laminate Timber
Tuesday 13 September | 13:00 – 14:00 | Webinar
Retrofitting the built environment for a net zero carbon future: Five experts will explore the process, strategies, and challenges of retrofitting existing buildings to net zero.
Tuesday 13 September | 15:00 – 17:00 | Tour
A 2-hour tour of Wren Urban Nest, the first Net Zero Carbon hotel in Ireland
Wednesday 14 September | 13:00 – 14:00 | Webinar
Routes to circularity: Creating a Circular Economy in Construction
Wednesday 14 September| 16:30 – 18:30 | Tour
Tour of new ESB offices in Fitzwilliam Street, next-generation sustainable office buildings.
Thursday 15 September | 16:30 – 18:30 | Tour
Tour of Dublin Landings, the first campus development in Ireland to achieve LEED Platinum certification on all five commercial buildings.
Friday 16 September | 16:30 – 18:30 | Tour
Tour of St Agatha court, derelict buildings renovated by Peter McVerry into high quality social housing.
More information at: https://www.igbc.ie/wgbw-2022-events/