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Sustainability

Irish Green Building Council call for immediate, drastic action on climate change

The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) is calling on the government to take immediate, drastic action on climate change.
The call comes as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) sixth assessment report highlighting that climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying was released
According to the 234 scientists who authored the report, strong, rapid, and sustained reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, and reaching net-zero CO2 emissions is required to stabilize the climate.

Contractors, architects and engineers team up for Focus Ireland to deliver essential HQ refurbishment

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A number of companies have carried out essential redevelopment work on Focus Ireland’s High Street Dublin 8 premises, which is a hub office for all the charity’s Dublin and nationwide services. The building is home to over 100 support staff and provides the essential space f0r front line teams to have meetings and complete essential […]

Sisk certified as a carbon-neutral business

Sisk carbon-neutral

John Sisk & Son has reached the first milestone in its 2030 Sustainability Roadmap by being certified as a carbon-neutral business.
Sisk achieved certification under the Achilles Carbon Reduce Programme in early 2021 by having its 2019 baseline and 2020 carbon footprint externally verified. As well as achieving a reduction in carbon emissions during 2020, Sisk has also offset their outstanding emissions through internationally verified carbon reduction projects.

AG paves the way by reducing its LPG carbon usage by 70% in quest to become carbon neutral

AG

Paving and building products firm, AG, has reinforced its position as a market leader in sustainable construction by switching to bio LPG energy resulting in a carbon saving of 70% – equal to a person driving around the world three times.

Sisk sowing the seeds of the future with 11 new apprentices

John Sisk & Son’s new cohort of carpentry and joinery apprentices has completed one of Sisk’s first tree planting exercises as part of its commitment to planting 1.7 million native woodland trees over the next nine years. Sisk’s new group of apprentices got stuck in to help plant the trees near Manor Kilbride in Co Wicklow.

Ecoplant – Leading the way in the green plant hire revolution

Since it first started operations in 2008, Ecoplant has been Ireland’s only dedicated battery- and electric-powered plant hire company. It is committed to meeting all of its customers’ requirements for green, clean, zero-emission, compact and low-noise machines.

Construction well placed to help meet greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets  

Michael Slevin, Director, KSN, writes about how the government’s plans to reduce Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 51% by 2030 will affect the construction sector and what measures can be taken to reduce emissions and improve the energy efficiency of our existing building stock.

Mercury renews carbon-reduction pledge alongside 60 of Ireland’s largest companies

Mercury has announced that it has renewed its pledge to set carbon-reduction targets based on climate science under the Low Carbon Pledge programme, which is overseen by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI). They are one of a group of 60 of Ireland’s largest companies to vow to reduce its carbon footprint significantly.