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This is the final article in a series of six that have been specifically designed to inform, support and assist industry and individuals within the built environment to embrace, engage and map their individual digital transformation journey. In the first three articles we detailed the tools required by industry to build their digitalisation pathway. Articles...
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Commercial building owners are set get a Fit for 55 wake-up call when EU regulations to mitigate climate change are enforced, starting in late 2022. Here Phil Kane, Eaton’s Country Manager for Ireland, explains how they can anticipate the changes, reduce their buildings’ energy costs, and ease grid congestion. Good intentions can be tough to...
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Sean Kelly, Ireland South MEP, has been appointed EPP Rapporteur for the European Parliament’s revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), a key component of the EU “Renovation Wave” and the European Green Deal. The Directive seeks to modernise EU buildings, to make them fit for a greener and more digital society, while...
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The real estate industry is genuinely on the cusp of a digital revolution with regard to intelligent buildings and the use of building space. It is now up to those directly involved in the construction sector to embrace and drive these new concepts and digital skills, so that intelligent building design becomes the norm, leading...
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This is not me making this statement … this is Dr Mike Ryan of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in a recent interview taken from the Irish Independent, writes Michael Curran (right), CIBSE Ireland Chairman and Head of Building Services, Energy and Utilities at NUI Galway. Dr Ryan says classroom-proofing must be multi-faceted as a...
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While the popularisation, over-use and mis-use of certain terminology and phrases can very often undermine their meaning, it is vitally important that sustainability, carbon reduction, energy saving and wellbeing do not fall in to this category. Taken together, they represent the core fundamentals that will help sustain not just the future of the planet, but...
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In the first three articles of this series we looked at the tools that the construction sector could avail of to build a pathway to digitalisation success. The fourth detailed the need for upskilling in the industry, and this article will outline some of the benefits that the sector can secure if it continues to...
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Recent coverage of tight energy supplies in Ireland is a useful reminder of the need to speed up the deployment of renewable power to ensure a more secure supply of electricity, writes Noel Cunniffe, CEO, Wind Energy Ireland. While concern is understandable, it is important to be clear that the lights will stay on this...
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The global supply chain and logistics industry has always been somewhat of a mystery, except to people who work in it. Consumers and end-users of goods and products have regularly neither known nor cared where their goods come from, or how they get to them. From just-in-time manufacturing to Amazon Prime’s guaranteed next day delivery...
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In the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic, the leading European Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) associations – covering heating, mechanical ventilation, air-conditioning, lighting, and building automation and control systems – have issued a joint statement that asserts the dangers of indoor air pollution and outlines proposals that would help address the problem. It cites the...
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