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Tag: Environmental

Saint-Gobain Technical Academy Gets Practical about Passive

Saint-Gobain Technical Academy in Ireland will host a ‘Get Practical about Passive’ event on the 25th September 2015, which looks at sustainable building in practice. The event will see guest speakers from the industry such as Pat Barry from the IGBC, Andrew Lundberg from Passivate & lecturer at DIT Bolton Street, & Archie O’Donnell from […]

HSA announces ‘Construction focused campaign’

The Health and Safety Authority (HSA) have advised the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) that they will carry out an enhanced construction focussed inspection campaign, for two weeks, commencing on 7th September 2015. During this fortnight all Inspectors will visit construction sites and it is intended that in excess of 500 visits will be completed. As […]

Kingspan’s new technology breakthrough

Kingspan Insulated Panels has launched the IPN-QuadCore, a new insulated panel core that delivers, says the company, the best thermal, fire and environmental performance of any closed-cell material. Invented with a bespoke technology process that creates a unique microcell structure, IPN-QuadCore is set to bring about a fundamental shift in building performance, resulting in lower […]

Roadstone’s fabric first approach for compliance with Part L

The Roadstone Thermal Liteblock is a robust and durable, lightweight block which can be used in conjunction with Roadstone’s standard Concrete Block range, to improve thermal conductivity by an impressive 300%. Made from a special mix which includes lightweight aggregates to achieve conductivity values of 0.33W/mK, the Thermal Liteblock is 40% lighter than a standard […]

AIB announces €5 million fund to invest in sustainable technology start-ups

As market research has highlighted that 41 per cent of Irish consumers are planning to tackle home improvements over the next 12 to 18 months, AIB has committed to a new €5 million equity fund to assist start-up companies in the sustainable technologies sector. Speaking at the Sustainability Gathering in Dublin Castle, the CEO said […]

JJ Rhatigan UCC Beaufot Building opens

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny T.D. officially opened the UCC Beaufort Building in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. The 4,700m2 five storey building with state-of-the-art wave simulators, test tanks, workshops and offices provides Ireland with world-class infrastructure for renewable energy and maritime research to power the ‘blue economy’. The ambitious development was led by UCC Capital Projects Officer […]

Louth runs largest social housing energy improvement project

The ‘Louth Energy Pilot Project’ has been described as the largest social housing “Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme” of its type to take place in Europe this year. “This project saw the energy efficiency upgrade to 2,100 local authority homes throughout our county,” says Cathaoirleach of Louth County Council Cllr. Peter Savage. “We are proud that […]