Better Building Conference

25th April 2012

Royal Hospital Kilmainham

Leading Irish green building and sustainability organisations have come together to host an International Conference on the sustainable built environment.  Better Building is being held for the first time in Dublin on 25 April 2012 to investigate the opportunities and challenges for companies and organisations working in the green building sector. With 12 seminars packed into 3 parallel streams in historic Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the conference investigates every aspect of sustainable building and design. The conference will open with a key note address from the Minister for Environment Phil Hogan.  The Conference will debate the critical issues facing property, design and construction professionals and will show case studies on exemplar projects where sustainable design strategies have resulted in a win-win solution for all stakeholders. Expert led technical workshops will ‘look under the hood’ of sustainability tools to investigate tricks of the trade etc

Tickets for the Better Building Conference are available from only €99.  There will be plenty of networking opportunities throughout the day included within the ticket price including an evening social event and facilitated networking session ensures interaction for developing business opportunities, meeting others and exchanging ideas.  Catering will be provided by Fitzers one of Ireland’s finest catering companies.  To register for the Better Building Conference visit

Chairman of the Irish Green Building council, Philip Lee said “We are delighted to be a partner in this event. This is the first chance to get a Green Building event that brings together the entire value chain of the built environment. It’s a complicated issue financing, insuring green building and retrofit and getting the quality right. ”

Broadcaster Duncan Stewart welcomed the timing of the event, “occurring at a most critical time as we run out of time to make urgent strategic decisions, on how we make best use of our dwindling resources and expertise to create a viable future for all”.

Better Building sponsored by Ecocem is jointly organised by the Irish Green Building Council,  Sustainable Building Show and Cultivate.  In partnership with Éasca, and Passivhaus Association of Ireland and supported by RIAI, SEAI and CIOB.

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