Tuesday 20 March 2018

UN selects Wexford as 'centre of excellence' in global challenge to carbon emissions

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Wexford has been identified as one of three locations worldwide, along with New York City and Vancouver, for establishing Centres of Excellence in the global challenge to curb carbon emissions.

The Commission’s Director of Sustainable Energy Division, Scott Foster is travelling to Wexford later this month to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government Eoghan Murphy pertaining to the proposed Centre of Excellence which will be built on a Wexford County Council owed site outside Enniscorthy.

Ireland’s Inaugural World Forum on nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB) is taking place in Wexford on November 16. It will be addressed by some of the world’s top experts in high performance buildings.

The day-long conference takes place in Clayton White's Hotel.

The nZEB building standard becomes mandatory in Ireland at the end of 2018 for all public buildings and at the end of 2020 for all other buildings.

The design of the proposed Wexford Centre of Excellence is at an advanced stage and an application for planning permission is expected to be submitted to Wexford County Council by early December.

Full details of the conference are available at www.worldnzebforum.com.

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