World Forum on Green Building Practices to take place in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown

Monday, November 11, 2019
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Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is playing its part to inspire the accelerate adoption of green building practices by supporting the World Forum on the topic of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, or ‘nZEB’ taking place this week in Dún Laoghaire. A core theme of the conference will be delivery of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, with special emphasis on energy, buildings and sustainable cities.  

The keynote speaker is Scott Foster who manages the energy team for the UN’s Economic Commission for Europe. He is responsible for development of and delivery on the energy programme on behalf of 56 member states.

On 13 November, Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have arranged site visits to award winning social housing retrofit EnerPhit Rochestown House and the A1 rated rapid build housing at George’s Place, Dún Laoghaire. Expert hands-on demonstrations will take place in the three track workshops taking place in dlr County Hall, Dún Laoghaire.

On 14 November, Fitzpatrick Castle, Killiney is the venue for nZEB Conference with case studies, policy sessions and inspiring insights from world class thought leaders in high performance buildings, including Richard Yancey, Lois Arena, Jenna Cramer and Isaac Smith from New York City, Ron Van Erck from Amsterdam, Germán Velázquez Arizmendi from Spain.

The nZEB standard became mandatory in Ireland since 1 November 2019 and must be implemented right across the EU by the end of 2020. The central objective of the NZEB policy is to significantly reduce the energy demand and carbon emissions from buildings, whilst also harnessing renewable energy technologies: new-build and retrofit, residential and commercial.