Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal
Ireland's only dedicated building services engineering journal

Tag

Sustainability
The Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) Summit 2024 marked a historic milestone in the realm o sustainable construction, as it brought together industry leaders, innovators and stakeholders to delve into the latest advancements and challenges in achieving zero-emission buildings. Hosted by MosArt, a pioneering firm with over 30 years of experience in championing Passive House principles,...
Read More
With lighting now recognised as having a major role to play in realising Ireland’s Net Zero objective, Building Services Engineering recently caught up with Gavin Edwards, newly-elected Chair of Lighting Association Ireland (LAI), to examine the contribution lighting can make by way of energy savings, sustainability, circularity and wellbeing. These, in fact, are the core...
Read More
In a world where climate change dominates headlines and increasingly impacts peoples’ lives, the call for urgent action is louder than ever. The real estate sector across Europe is attuned to the need for rapid change. In Ireland alone, the built environment is responsible for 37% of the country’s carbon emissions, according to the Irish...
Read More
Like many industries, the consulting engineering sector is currently experiencing a shortage of skilled workers, with women being significantly under-represented in this highly-skilled profession. Against this backdrop, the gender gap is both a cause for concern and an opportunity, says Inés Ferguson, President, European Federation of Engineering Consultancy Associations (EFCA),in the latest issue of Building...
Read More
Incoming CIBSE Ireland Chair Stephen Weir being congratulated by outgoing Chair Michael Curran[/caption]Stephen Weir, the newly-elected CIBSE Ireland Chairperson, joined the CIBSE Committee in 2017 and has previously served as Honorary Secretary and then Vice Chair. In addressing the recent AGM, he paid particular tribute to outgoing Chair Michael Curran who, he said, had served...
Read More
Xylem will showcase new technologies and solutions for building services at ISH 2023, which takes place in Frankfurt, Germany, from 13 to 17 March 2023. The company is seeking long-term partnerships to tackle the world’s most pressing water and energy challenges – particularly within the building sector which is one of the EU’s major contributors...
Read More
Edel Donnelly has joined KSN Team Horizon as a Senior Sustainability Manager. KSN Horizon develops and implements strategic sustainable solutions for the real estate sector, helping clients enhance the value of their assets and manage the transition to a de-carbonised economy. Contact: Edel Donnelly, KSN Team Horizon.T: 01 277 6999; E: edonnelly@ksnhorizon.com
Read More
The world is waking up to the need to reduce plastic use and, in its place, adopt more sustainable materials. With 91% of all plastics produced in the world not being recycled, people and corporations are now beginning to make changes to limit the plastics crisis. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for construction. Despite...
Read More
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...
Read More
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...
Read More
1 2