‘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(...)

 Minister for the Environment  Alan Kelly receiving the climate change pledges from  Aebhric McGibney,  Dublin Chamber of Commerce; Pat Barry, Irish Green Building Council; Brian O’Kennedy,  CDP Ireland; Aideen O’Hara,  ISI; and Lorraine Fitzgerald,  Business in the Community Ireland

Business leaders in Ireland have come together to urge politicians attending the COP21 global summit in Paris to reach a robust agreement on climate c(...)

53 Main Street, Clonmel, Co Tipperary: Ireland’s only third ever non-residential building to be independently certified as having achieved the benchmark passive standard in energy efficiency

Quirke’s Pharmacy in Clonmel is only the third non-residential building in Ireland to be independently certified as having achieved the benchmark pas(...)

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