NZEB, Today’s Standards for Nearly Zero Energy Building

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 28 June, 2016.

In Ireland, and throughout Europe, new buildings are required to meet the rising needs of an energy-driven world, even more efficiently and effectively than with the standards already in place. Nearly Zero Energy Building means designing to a standard primary energy ... READ MORE

Smart Technology in Ireland’s Building Industry

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 24 June, 2016.

The year 2020 is the mark for real change in the building industry in Ireland. Ensuring up to 40% of consumed energy comes from renewable energy sources is the ultimate goal. Currently, these goals are not being met when it comes to the expectations of the European ... READ MORE

Augmented Reality in Building Design

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

As the Construction Industry evolves, applying the benefits of advanced technologies, efficiency and sustainability are becoming easier to achieve, from single structures to entire cities. One of the most sophisticated technologies available for advancing building can ... READ MORE

Expanding Building Information Modelling in Europe

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 13 June, 2016.

In Ireland and throughout Europe, the benefits of Building Information Modelling (BIM) have grown in the past decade, and this growth has allowed the industry to better understand the details of a building from inside and out through the use of complex digital models. ... READ MORE

Energy Management and Controls in Sustainable Building

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 04 June, 2016.

Energy demand is growing rapidly, and it is an important consideration for the future of sustainable building. Focusing on energy management and building controls can provide effective ways of saving energy in buildings. Controls are designed to deliver a comfortable ... READ MORE

What You Should Know About BREEAM

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

In Ireland and all across the globe, BREEAM helps local developers create sustainable communities and green buildings. It is the world’s leading and most credible assessment method for sustainability, and it utilises the latest development methods, from new ... READ MORE

Energy-Efficient Windows in Sustainable Building

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 06 May, 2016.

In Ireland, conserving energy is a crucial approach when it comes to building design. The thermal performance of windows should be high on the list, when looking to save on heating and cooling. If lacking in quality, windows and doors contribute to a large portion ... READ MORE

Designing Green for the Environment

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 28 April, 2016.

The science behind green building has grown throughout the years, and today modern designers and architects have access to new technology that makes sustainable building much easier to achieve. From using advanced simulation software to 3D modelling, careful planning ... READ MORE

Alternative Resources in Green Construction

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 26 April, 2016.

Green construction and sustainable building focuses on resource-efficient solutions for the entire life of a building, from its conception to design, construction to operation, and even in its long-term maintenance. With cutting emissions and sustainable building as ... READ MORE

Construction 2020 and Beyond

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 12 April, 2016.

At the upcoming Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland’s (ACEI) conference, Construction 2020 and Beyond to be held in Dublin, Ireland, many industry professionals will be meeting to discuss the subjects of construction procurement, technology and ... READ MORE

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