4 March 2022
One of Ireland's leading homebuilders, Glenveagh Properties PLC has today announced a new strategic partnership with the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC).
This collaboration will see Glenveagh work closely with the IGBC to prioritise sustainability in its new housing developments.
Glenveagh’s ambition is to set a new benchmark in the sector by delivering the maximum possible social benefit at the lowest possible environmental cost. It has committed to embedding sustainability throughout its business under six pillars. As part of this, it is developing its transition to Net Zero and will publish a plan later in 2022. Membership of IGBC is therefore timely and will facilitate a collaborative approach within the sector to take action on issues such as embodied carbon and the circular economy.
Glenveagh has already engaged with the IGBC’s Home Performance Index through the 463 residential units in Citywest which are registered for this national sustainability certification.
Pat Barry, CEO at IGBC, said: “The Home Performance Index (HPI) certification is now scaling up rapidly and is being used by the largest housing developers in Ireland. With more than 5,000 homes registered, the HPI is expected to reach up to 50% of all homes built in Ireland in the next couple of years. We are delighted to have Glenveagh on board supporting Ireland’s shift to healthier and greener homes.”
Lorraine Fitzgerald, Head of Sustainability at Glenveagh added: “We are very excited to join the Irish Green Building Council and to receive support to reach our ambitious sustainability targets as sustainability is core to the success of our business and of growing importance to our customers. Having already focused on making our houses highly energy efficient, we are now working to reduce our embodied carbon and the emissions in our supply chain, and to succeed, we need to implement improvements together with our supply chain partners in many areas such as whole life carbon, circularity, and biodiversity.”