The IGBC is the leading authority on sustainable building in Ireland. With a network of over 180 member organisations  from the entire value chain of the built environment, the IGBC is working to transform the Irish construction and property sector into a global leader in quality and sustainability.

For 2 years, IGBC worked in close cooperation with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE) to build a community of experts and stakeholders to develop Ireland’s next National Renovation Strategy. This work, conducted as part of the H2020 funded Build Upon project, led to the publication of a “Declaration in 10 Points for a Better National Renovation Strategy“. The IGBC and its members are now working on the implementation of this strategy.

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“A fully decarbonised built environment that delivers a better quality of life for all”


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REDay2022 National Partner Event

20 October 2022, 13:00 - 14:00 IST (14:00 - 15:00 CET)

What do SME’s need to know, to be prepared for 2025? 

Times are changing, particularly in the commercial sector for premises – large and small. As we take greater steps towards making our building stock more sustainable, renovation Policy and Legislation on the EU and National levels are upgraded. But what is most relevant for companies to keep an eye out for, what are the trends in the commercial sector and how do you prepare?


2021 - Renovate 2 Recover: How Transformational are the National Recovery Plans for Buildings Renovation?

National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) present a unique opportunity to accelerate the delivery of deep renovation across the EU. The analysis of the NRRPs in this Study demonstrates that significant renovation activity is planned and will be made possible through the successive disbursements of the Recovery Funding. But these renovations must be done properly, and the money must be spent well. This unprecedented additional injection of public funds must set the EU building stock firmly on the path to achieving its Renovation Wave goals to 2030 and meeting the 2050 climate targets.

For NRRPs to be transformational towards achieving these goals, two key aspects need to be strengthened:

  1. Ensure funding delivers a step change towards realising deep (or staged deep) renovations, going well beyond the 30% minimum energy saving recommendation set by the European Commission.
  2. Invest in the right enabling framework, including leverage of private finance, to create sustainable renovation markets that will grow beyond 2026.

Irish profile from the study commissioned by the Renovate Europe Campaign and conducted by E3G with input from IGBC.

Click here to read the Full Irish Profile in the study

REDay2021 National Partner Event

15 October 2021, 10:00 - 12:00 IST (11:00 - 13:00 CET)

‘Renovation Wave’ is the Irish Green Building Council’s annual energy renovation conference. On the 10th anniversary of the Renovate Europe campaign, we will reflect on the progress that has been made over the last decade and what is needed to deliver on the renovation wave. Speakers include Adrian Joyce, Director of Renovate Europe Campaign and Ali Grehan, City Architect, Dublin.



REDay2020 looked at the place of building renovation in the National Recovery Plans. Listen below to the extract from REDay2020 on how Ireland is prioritising energy renovation in the National Recovery Plan:

In the context of Renovate Europe Day 2020, the Irish National Partner IGBC organised an online event entitled The Renovation Wave: Exploring links between EU Aims and Ireland’s National Actions