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

The Future of Building Services Engineering

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 03 December, 2015.

Building Services Engineering is the field responsible for the design, specification, installation, operation, and monitoring all of the mechanical, electrical and public health systems necessary for the safe and environmentally friendly operation of buildings. In ... READ MORE

Green Building at COP21: The Pledge

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 02 December, 2015.

With the recent progress of the COP21 in Paris, and the installment of ‘Buildings Day’ in the fight against climate change, Green Building Councils are helping to ensure commitments from all stakeholders in the built environment. In Ireland, members of the ... READ MORE

Focus on Buildings at the COP21

This entry was posted in Inspiration on 01 December, 2015.

The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is the 21st annual meeting of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including Ireland. The United Nations is working towards securing a legally binding global climate agreement on ... READ MORE

What is Building Information Modelling (BIM)?

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

When architects and engineers require important data on a wide range of characteristics during the design and build process, such as material quantities, energy performance, or lighting quality, they need a tool that will help to translate this throughout the whole ... READ MORE

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