Launch of awards scheme for energy efficient buildings

19 Jul 2010

A €10,000 prize is on offer for the Irish winner of the Isover Energy Efficiency Awards.

The scheme will recognise new and renovated buildings that have been built with a very low energy demand. To qualify for the competition, projects must be fully completed by December 2010 and be not more than five years old.  

A €10,000 prize will be presented to the 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.

Says Kieran Holohan of Isover Ireland: “The new awards scheme will celebrate Ireland’s most energy-efficient renovation and new construction projects, both in the residential and non-residential sectors.

“New building regulations coupled with a change in consumer behaviour and attitudes has led to a significant increase in the number of renovation and construction projects embracing energy-efficient design,” adds Holohan.

The adjudication panel includes experts in the field of green design and construction, such as Tomas O Leary, Passive House Academy Ireland; Jeff Colley, editor of Construct Ireland and winner of the 2010 Green Leader Award; Jay Stuart RIBA, Sustainable Design Consultant; and Zdenka Debartoli, international market manager, Building, Isover.

The closing date for entries is 8 October 2010, with the Irish awards ceremony taking place in December 2010. For more information, click here.

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic