• Thursday , 17 October 2019

Irish Green Building Conference 2017



Conference Date: Thursday 26 October 2017, 1.30pm – 5.30pm

Location: Alexander Hotel, 41- 47 Fenian Street, Dublin

Ticket price: €25 (IGBC Member), €75 (Standard Ticket)

The Irish Green Building Council presents the inaugural Better Homes 2017, an afternoon conference which focuses on the future of home building.  Network with a range of professionals including planners, architects, home builders and local authorities and gather resources from our informative exhibition stands.

Ireland is back building homes again and the next five years will see a substantial addition to our housing stock to meet the homelessness crisis and Ireland’s growing population. What do we need to do to avoid the mistakes of the past? In the urgency to build how do we ensure  we get sustainable, low carbon communities that cater for a changing population? How can we meet the Near Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard for new homes? And how do we do this quickly to meet the growing need? How does the Home Performance Index enable public and private procurers to develop better homes?

The comprehensive schedule will include:

2.00pm Introduction – Pat Barry CEO IGBC
Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy – Invited
Pat O’Doherty – CEO ESB  ( TBC) The decarbonisation of electricity in Ireland and its implications for homes and communities.
Orla Coyle – SEAI  (TBC)– Nearly Zero Energy Building for homes The likely shape of the draft part L, Near Zero Energy Building standard revision for homes. This follows the completion of the regulatory impact assessment. What are the implications for ventilation, thermal bridging, and renewables.
Bill Dunster – Zedfactory – The Zero bills home Bill Dunster has been at the forefront of innovative since the ground breaking Sterling prize nominated Bedzed carbon neutral community in 2002. He will be speaking about their global projects, the zero bills home, and their solution to the affordable homes crisis in the UK – the zero carbon pod.
Panel discussion An industry panel
3.15pm Coffee Break
The future of home finance The European Mortgage Federation is working with Green Building councils to develop a discounted mortgage product for energy efficient and  sustainable homes. The first report from this work will be released at the conference.
Patrick DurkanDurkan Homes – Achieving NZEB and Home Performance Index Durkan homes were the first to achieve Home Performance Index certification for their homes in Silken Park. How was this achieved.
David Dumigan – HinesInovation in creating sustainable communities Cherrywood represents a new approach to building sustainable communities, including innovation in homes types and layout.
5.00pm Industry Panel discussion
5.30pm End



Bill Dunster, the ZEDfactory
Prior to setting up ZEDfactory in 1999, Bill worked at Michael Hopkins and Partners, for 15 years, on projects specialising in low energy and sustainable developments. ZEDfactory aims to demonstrate that a step change reduction in carbon footprint is achievable at the same time as an increase in overall quality of life, and completed the first carbon neutral mixed used scheme, BedZED in 2002 using these principals. ZEDfactory has experience working on both a range of architectural projects varying in size from large scale masterplanning to small residential refurbishments. This particular emphasis on the holistic integration of zero carbon thinking into the place-making and transportation agenda called ‘ZEDlife’ has recently been fed into the Zero Bills Home demonstration house at the BRE.

David Dumigan, Director Development, Hines Real Estate Ireland

David joined Hines in 2015 and is managing the town centre element of the Cherrywood project which is over 4 million sq. ft. and will include, when complete, residential, retail, office and leisure elements. David has over 30 years experience in the design and construction of major developments in Hong Kong and Mainland China, including the LEED Platinum World Financial Centre in Beijing and International Finance Centre in Hong Kong. He also led the development of 39 Conduit Road, an exclusive residential development in Hong Kong. He is a Chartered Engineer in Ireland and a Member of the Institution of Engineers Ireland. He is a Fellow of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Institution of Civil Engineers UK. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University, Belfast.

Patrick Durkan, Managing Director, Durkan Residential

Patrick Durkan is the Managing Director at Durkan Residential and developers of Silken park.

Pat O’Doherty, CEO, ESB

Pat O’Doherty was appointed Chief Executive of ESB in 2011, and appointed to the ESB Board in 2013. Previous to this, he headed up each of ESB’s main businesses as Executive Director ESB International, Managing Director ESB Networks Ltd. and Executive Director ESB Power Generation. Pat holds a primary and masters degree in Engineering from University College Dublin and completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Pat is also a trustee of The Conference Board of the United States and is a director of Energy UK.

Better Homes 2017 is sponsored by ESB

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