Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) Summit 21 & 22 February 2024

Image 1 (L-R): Paul Kennedy, Director of Services, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council; Eamon Ryan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Climate, Communications and Transport; Andrée Dargan, County Architect, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council & MosArt are thrilled to announce the launch of the ground-breaking Zero Emission Buildings (ZEB) Summit, a transformative annual event set to redefine the future of sustainable living.
Councillor Denis O’Callaghan, Cathaoirleach, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council said:
“We have a vital role to play in promoting sustainable development, and the ZEB Summit is a testament to our commitment to building a greener future. Our involvement in projects like the ground-breaking Shanganagh Passive House Development exemplifies our dedication to pioneering sustainable building practices, making our communities more environmentally responsible and energy-efficient”.

The ZEB Summit will take place on the 21st and 22nd of February 2024, commencing with an interactive workshop at the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council offices, where we will delve into the innovative Shanganagh Castle Passive House Development. The summit will culminate with a prestigious main conference and exhibition hosted at the RDS on the 22nd of February.

Frank Curran, Chief Executive, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council highlighted:
“The ZEB Summit aligns perfectly with our vision for a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future. We are excited to be a part of this forward-thinking event that will facilitate important conversations on achieving net-zero buildings.”

Speaking at the launch of the summit, Andrée Dargan, County Architect said:
“The ZEB Summit is a platform for architects, designers, and builders to collaborate, innovate, and shape the future of our built environment. Together, we can redefine industry standards and create buildings that are not just energy-efficient but truly sustainable.”
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A Visionary Commencement and Oceanfront Banquet
The ZEB Summit will commence with a foundational workshop, followed by a Summit Banquet at the Royal Marine Hotel on the evening of the 21st February. This oceanfront banquet will set the stage for a day filled with cutting-edge dialogue and innovation.

Bringing Industry Titans Together
Designed for architects, contractors, developers, and all professionals committed to shaping the built environment, the ZEB Summit will unite the foremost decision-makers in the country. It is more than an event—it is a coalition for change, driving the advancement of net-zero buildings to the forefront of industry practice.

Fostering the Zero Emissions Dialogue
With a dedicated focus on nurturing the conversation around Zero Emissions, the summit aims to generate actionable insights and foster collaborations that will steer the industry towards a sustainable future.

Distinguished Keynote Speakers
The Summit is honoured to welcome Ciaran Cuffe, MEP & rapporteur of the EPBD (Energy Performance Buildings Directive) recast, as the keynote speaker. Additionally, speakers from the Land Development Agency, DLR County Council, Irish Green Building Council, Cairn Homes, Coady Architects, D-Res, and others will be joining, solidifying the summit as a nexus of expertise and leadership.

Platinum Eco-Innovation
Leading the sponsorship line-up, NorDan stands out as the Platinum Sponsor, renowned for their environmentally conscious and secure windows and doors. They lead a roster of distinguished sponsors including Bank of Ireland, Cairn Homes, Kore Insulation, and Forbo Flooring Systems. The Summit is run in partnership with Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Early Bird Tickets
Early Bird tickets are available now for those ready to be part of this transformative event. Join the movement and be the change at the ZEB Summit, where the future of sustainable living is actively crafted.

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