Green cement company Ecocem has announced the completion of a €22.5m equity investment by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and Breakthrough Energy Ventures-Europe (BEV-E). BEV will also nominate a director to the Ecocem’s board of directors.
Gas Networks Ireland worked with developer Cosgrave Group to deliver a gas-fuelled sustainable solution on its Bridgefield and Pappan Grove development in Dublin.
Leading developers continue to use natural gas to deliver secure, affordable and sustainable homes that meet Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard. This was the finding of a Gas Networks Ireland case study.
According to the research,
• 54% of architecture, engineering, construction firms in the UK and Ireland are investing in recruitment and training as part of their sustainability objectives
• Improved workflows, regulatory compliance, and technology among key focus areas of investment
• The most important driver for embracing sustainability is customer retention (86%)
• Lack of financial resources and access to skills and training are cited as main barriers to sustainability.
Enterprise Ireland’s “Ready for a Green Future” Climate Change campaign features Irish construction innovators
Enterprise Ireland has launched an international campaign, “Ready for a Green Future”, designed to promote Irish green innovators delivering sustainable and low carbon solutions to tackle climate challenge. The campaign, which features 10 Irish companies, including Cygnum and Ecocem, showcases Irish green innovators who are solving complex technical challenges and delivering sustainable and low carbon solutions to make renewable energy viable, reduce energy waste with smart technology, reduce agricultural waste, and make construction cleaner.
John Sisk and Son’s ambitious sustainability agenda will be encapsulated in its ‘Sisk 2030 Sustainability Vision’ strategy document.