The BER essentials: does retrofitting hold the key?
There are many obstacles to the government meeting its 2030 energy rating targets – not least the high financial and practical costs of retrofitting
Ireland’s housing stock needs to be upgraded quickly if it is to meet its 2030 climate targets. As of November 1, the goalposts have been narrowed with the introduction of NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Buildings) regulations, which apply to both new and secondhand homes earmarked for refurbishment. Under this new energy efficiency drive, homeowners looking to renovate more than 25 per cent of the surface area, or envelope, of their property, will have to raise...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Zoning and green belts: the lesson we can learn from four decades ago
In 1967, the government published a plan for the Dublin region that included three green belts. We can now make that aspiration work through Newlands, which offers a chance to convert agricultural land into a high-quality park while boosting housing
Organisations join forces for conference on climate action and sustainability
Chartered surveyors, engineers, planners and architects discuss the built environment, the ‘green’ future of buildings and how to reimagine the ‘sustainable city’
Hugh Wallace: We must all be champions of Ireland’s great rural revival
Covid-19 merely speeded up the inevitable move away from urban living, but can the government deliver on its promise of dynamic rural development?