University College Cork  ranked ninth-best university in the world on the UI Green Metric  sustainability index. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Sustainability has become a buzzword in universities around the world as third-level institutions write sustainability strategies and policies into th(...)

 Síofra Caherty, Fiona O’Doherty Mindy O’Brien, Flossie Donelly, Una Hand, Padraic Fogarty, and Kate Ruddock. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The grassroots uprising is underway and people of all ages are calling for great urgency on climate action. A lack of political action in Ireland has (...)

Arup’s BIQ building in Hamburg has a bioreactor façade or photosynthetic curtain which uses microalgae to control light, provide shade from the sun and generate heat for hot water or internal heating.

Some scientists spend years manipulating and analysing microscopic biological, chemical or physical interactions in the hope of seeing something new t(...)

“The commercial development of wave energy converters is moving towards reality and is led by an Irish company,  Ocean Energy.” Photograph; Getty Images

The big climate issue facing Ireland is reducing greenhouse gas emissions and switching to a low carbon way of living, and Prof Tony Lewis believes th(...)

The layout consists of a terrace of four gable-fronted houses and the pair of longer, thin houses on Kelly’s Avenue and six houses to the rear.

Given the current housing crisis in Dublin, with so many people living on the edge, few could be happier than the social housing tenants who recently (...)

“Nearly 300 grams of gold can be recovered from about one tonne of recycled mobile phones.”

This year, 2018, may yet go down in history as the year the world finally woke up to the environmental damage caused by plastic debris. While images o(...)

New social housing in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Hats off to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council for the recent completion of 12 new social housing units which have been given a silver award by the(...)

‘In future leases will not be called green but will typically contain green clauses as a matter of course as in Sweden at present’

Sustainability is now a guiding principle in the construction sector. What started out as a desire to improve energy efficiency has grown into a compr(...)

Great leap forward: part of Energiesprong’s pilot, in the Netherlands. Photograph: Rogier Bos/Energiesprong

Upgrading our homes and offices so that they use less energy is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, but in Ireland(...)

Leading the way: BedZed, a zero-carbon-emission ecovillage in London. Photograph: Gamma-Rapho/Getty

As we digest the warnings and promises from the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, there is one industry that is poised for major change in Irelan(...)

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