LEED Archive

What happens to construction waste?

Building materials account for half of the solid waste generated every year worldwide.

Building sustainability

How can the Irish building sector become more sustainable?

The home performance index

How many 'A' rated homes are as sustainable as they claim?

Going green

DERMOT KEHILY examines the question of what constitutes a ‘green building’ and explores the United States Green Building Council’s rating system – LEED. Sustainable development is defined in the Brutland Report (1987) as “development that meets the needs of today without compromising future generations in meeting their own needs”.