Saint-Gobain is hosting an online seminar Virtual Build Better: Effective Implementation Of Environmental Assessment. The event takes place on 22nd September 2021.
Saint-Gobain provides solutions that make buildings more efficient in terms of their energy consumption, and which help contribute to saving the planet.
The event will host guest speaker industry experts sharing their knowledge, thoughts and practical experiences regarding a range of prominent environmental performance metrics. These will include whole building environmental accreditation schemes through to the appropriate sustainability performance measurement of individual systems and materials.
The annual World Green Building week runs this year from the 20th to 24th September. Championed by the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC), this year’s theme focuses on Building Resilience for climate, people and economies. As part of many sustainability development objectives, achieving long term Building Resilience can be affected by our decisions and actions throughout all phases of design, construction and occupancy.
Recognising the need to tackle the climate change challenges we face, Governments across the world are setting increasing challenging targets. In Ireland we have recently seen such intent with the Climate Action and Low Carbon Development (Amendment) Bill, with its ambitious 2030 and 2050 emissions reduction and climate-resilient targets. These targets go far beyond simple energy efficiency and there will be a definite need to ‘step up our game’ in a more widespread fashion within the construction sector.