Irish Green Building Council

Date: November 11, 2021

We are delighted to join the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) as a gold member to contribute to a more sustainable built environment. Sustainability is hugely important to us all, and through this new partnership we will be supporting the IGBC in developing new programmes to decarbonise the Irish built environment.

According to Liam Kenny, Managing Director: “The construction industry has a significant impact on the environment. Globally, our sector consumes almost half of the non-renewable resources used. John Paul Construction is committed to improving and ongoing upskilling to ensure high-quality, sustainable buildings are delivered. We also believe that the best way to achieve this is through collaboration. That’s why we are delighted to work with the Irish Green Building Council and fellow members to transform the Irish construction industry”.

As part of the partnership, we have joined the Irish Green Building Council’s EPD campaign, which aims to encourage manufacturers to measure the impact of their building products by producing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). By signing the commitment, we have pledged to prefer products with EPDs where possible, within procurement restrictions and to raise awareness amongst our staff, design teams, and trade partners.

Pat Barry CEO at the Irish Green Building Council said: “Carbon emissions associated with the construction, building, and infrastructure sectors account for approximately a third of Ireland’s emissions. Overall, these emissions are predicted to follow a downward trend till 2030, but construction related emissions are forecasted to increase. To address this and reach carbon neutrality by 2050, we need the collaboration of all involved in the industry. Having a leading construction company such as John Paul Construction on board can really push this agenda forward”.