JOHN PAUL CONSTRUCTION – SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
JOHN PAUL CONSTRUCTION TO WORK WITH THE IRISH GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL FOR A MORE SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
The Irish Green Building Council have announced today that John Paul Construction have joined the organisation as a gold member.
The new partnership will see leading international construction specialist, John Paul Construction supporting the IGBC in developing new programmes to decarbonise the Irish built environment. The partnership is being launched during World Quality Week #WQW21 which this year focusses on sustainability.
Liam Kenny, Managing Director, at John Paul Construction said: “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 improvement 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, John Paul Construction have joined the Irish Green Building Council’s EPD campaign. The campaign aims to encourage manufacturers to measure the impact of their building products by producing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). By signing the commitment, the Company pledge to prefer products with EPDs where possible, within procurement restrictions and to raise awareness among their staff, design teams, and trade partners. Launched in 2018 by the IGBC, the EPD Campaign counts more than 40 signatories to date.
Pat Barry CEO at the Irish Green Building Council added: “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”.
Denise Maguire Editor of Irish Construction Industry Magazine & Plan Magazine