As part of our sustainability series in 2020 please join Marion Jammet and John Fingelton from the Irish Green Building Council as she presents on Building Renovation Passports. What it entails and the value it can add to a building. This lunch time CPD will open with registration at 12:30 and the presentations at 1:00pm.
An Introduction to Building Renovation Passport
Upgrading our buildings so that they use less energy is one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce Ireland’s greenhouse-gas emissions. Significant progress has been made in accelerating our energy efficiency over the last 15 years. Yet, as many as one million Irish homes remain significantly inefficient and need upgrade work between now and 2050.
Building Renovation Passports are more and more considered as a key solution in Europe to avoid lock-ins and encourage phased ambitious quality retrofit - See the latest revision of the EPBD. Building Renovation Passports are masterplans for retrofit and include a record of works. They ensure that any renovation works are planned and implemented in a holistic and technically sound manner, hence preventing “lock-ins” and facilitating a step-by-step approach to deep renovation. The passports could become extremely useful in addressing the barriers to consumer decision-making. By allowing a new owner to take up where a previous owner left off, it should also reduce transnational cost of retrofit where a property change hands. Finally, by improving the availability of data for valuers and lenders, passports should de-risk investments in that area and facilitate phased deep retrofit.
In 2020, the Irish Green Building Council, with the support of SEAI, will pilot a Building Renovation Passport for Ireland. Join us on the 16th January and learn more about Building Renovation Passports, phased retrofits and the pilot programme.
- Marion Jammet, Business Development Manager, Irish Green Building Council
- John Fingleton, Technical Programme Manager, Irish Green Building Council