Irish Green Building Council organise tour of some of Ireland’s most sustainable office buildings

The Irish Green Building Council is organising tours of some of Ireland’s most sustainable new commercial buildings next week (25th – 29th September).

Highlights of the week include tours of Twitter European headquarter, Cumberland House in Dublin 2 and of the Central Bank of Ireland. These buildings are among the few offices in Ireland which have achieved the highest possible level of environmental certification. Tours will be led by the buildings’ design teams.

Speaking in advance of the events, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council Pat Barry said: “With the Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standard coming into force in 2019, it is now particularly important to raise awareness about highly energy efficient office buildings. Next week’s tours will showcase new and refurbished offices which are not only good for the planet, but also good for people living and working in them”.

Central bank of Ireland tour will take place on Monday 25th September at 4.30pm. The focus of the visit will be on energy efficiency and, moving beyond operational energy use, long-life, low impact materials.

The tour of Twitter European headquarter is on Thursday 28th September at 8 am. Key sustainable building feature, such as water and energy efficiency, indoor air quality, building material selection and waste minimisation will be covered as part of this visit.

The tours are organised by the Irish Green Building Council as part of World Green Building Week 2017. World Green Building Week is a global annual event aiming at fostering awareness about the role buildings play in creating a more sustainable future. Further information on other World Green Building Week events taking place in Ireland can be found at www.igbc.ie

The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) is Ireland’s leading authority on green building best practices with a network of over 100 green building organisations spanning the entire built environment industry. The IGBC is affiliated with the World Green Building Council. This is a network of over 80 national Green Building Councils worldwide with a total membership of over 27,000 of the most progressive international organisations and businesses making it the largest organisation globally influencing the sustainable building market. www.igbc.ie