The major shift within the Irish construction industry towards energy efficient building design is being acknowledged by a newly launched awards scheme. Building professionals including architects, engineers, builders and developers, across Ireland are being urged to submit entries to the Isover Energy Efficiency Awards (EEA), which recognise new and renovated buildings that have been built with a very low energy demand.
A Eur10,000 prize will be presented to the overall winner of the Irish finals who will go forward to represent Ireland at a European Awards ceremony in Madrid in May 2011. The winner will also be profiled in the internationally-distributed Isover ‘Best Of’ book.
“The new awards scheme will celebrate Ireland’s most energy efficient renovation and new construction projects, both in the residential and non-residential sectors,” explains Kieran Holohan of Isover Ireland. “The Isover Energy Efficiency Awards reflect two environmental issues that are at the very heart of our core objectives – protection of the environment in the face of climate change, and enhancing the quality of and physical comfort in the buildings where we work and live.”
Projects entered in the competition must be fully completed by December 2010 and not more than 5 years old. Closing date for entries is October 8th 2010. The Irish awards ceremony will take place in December 2010. For more information visit www.isover-eea.com.