SPEAKERS at this year's Better Building Conference will include Philip Lowe, the EU's most senior policymaker on energy. Other speakers include Ronan Lyons, housing economist; Thomas Mueller, CEO of the Canada Green Building Council; and Olivier Rapf, director general of the Building Performance Institute of Europe.
Scheduled for April 24 in Croke Park, the conference will have more than 40 speakers presenting in four parallel streams, covering topics such as green real estate, passive house standard, innovations and green materials.
Sponsored by Ecocem, the low-carbon cement provider, it is organised in partnership with Enterprise Ireland by the Irish Green Building Council, Cultivate, and the Sustainable Building Show.
Mr Lowe will discuss the implications of the recent European energy efficiency directive and the role the public sector will play in renovating their building stock.
He will also cover new EU initiatives on financing mechanisms and the EU campaign on energy contracting.