Improving Building Sustainability & Performance

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 07 March, 2016.

In Ireland and around the world, there are many challenges in the building industry. With the increasing scarcity of natural resources, we now look to this industry for innovative ways to build infrastructure that supports the global economy, as well as the ... READ MORE

Comfortable Living & a Better Future for the Environment

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 02 March, 2016.

There has been an ongoing revolution in green design and building innovations. In the sustainability movement, comfortable living and a better future for the environment is the primary objective. Different industries are coming together to serve this common goal. All ... READ MORE

Green Building Innovations

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 16 February, 2016.

There are many benefits in using sustainable design and green building practices in Ireland. With an increasing sense of social responsibility, green building aims to incorporate greater concern for health and safety, as well as the environment. With green building ... READ MORE

Consulting Engineers Issues in 2016

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 15 February, 2016.

Consulting engineers in Ireland are experts in many fields, from business consultants, to construction specialists, to project managers, providing unique expertise to developers and construction firms in the public and private sectors. With their expertise, they help ... READ MORE

The Importance of Passive Design & BIM

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 20 January, 2016.

Many new buildings and developments throughout Ireland now incorporate sustainable design practices in order to both offset the threats of climate change and reduce ongoing building operating costs. One way this is achieved is by using passive design to reduce the ... READ MORE

Rating Systems, such as BREEAM

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 18 January, 2016.

When it comes to Sustainable Building Design, Ireland has its fair share of green buildings worth celebrating. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an assessment methodology focused on the design, operation and construction of high performance green ... READ MORE

Climate Objectives are Realistic with Energy Efficient Buildings

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 08 January, 2016.

Energy use in buildings is a huge contributor of harmful emissions in Ireland, further contributing to global warming. Without any action against this trend, greenhouse gas emissions are expected to double by the year 2050. After the COP21 in Paris, the international ... READ MORE

Building Information Modeling in the Future

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 23 December, 2015.

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing digital representations of physical characteristics of buildings. The data created in this form can be used in managing the entire life cycle of a building project, and it supports many ... READ MORE

The COP21 Paris Agreements

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 22 December, 2015.

In a monumental moment, after the recent COP21 in Paris, an agreement covering 190 countries was achieved. After years of negotiations, a collective step to recognise the significance of climate change and create a cleaner future has become a reality. While it does not ... READ MORE

The Role of an Engineering Consultant in Ireland

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 04 December, 2015.

Engineering consultants in Ireland are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to technical problems in the building sector. Their role is one that provides strategies and advice on business and management in the way of sustainable practices. They offer a wide array ... READ MORE

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