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GREENprint - Low Carbon Society

GREENprint

GREENprint addresses the new and emerging global theme of "slim cities". This means the large scale retrofitting of cities to reduce carbon emissions and ecological footprint by reducing waste (energy, water, solid and liquid waste) and using resources more efficiently.
As part of this global initiative to retrofit slim cities, GREENprint will investigate Dublin as a living laboratory for transformation towards a low carbon society in order to catalyse massive change and a paradigm shift in the way Dublin consumes energy and releases carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

In collaboration with:
IRCHSS IRCSET - embarkinitiative UCD - Urban Institute of Ireland Dublin City Council


Learn more about the project:
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Sustainable Development Indicators for the Dublin Region

Sustainable Development Indicators for the Dublin Region

This project funded by the Dublin Region Authority collaborated with the four local authorities in the Dublin Region as well as a wide range of key stakeholders to develop a shared vision of sustainable development for the Region.  The research team then worked with the stakeholders to identify 38 headline indicators to measures Dublin’s progress towards this vision.  These indicators were designed to be regionally relevant while allowing the benchmarking of Dublin’s performance against other European cities.  These measures will now be incorporated into the future Sustainability Plan for the Dublin Region, due to be published in 2012 and it is envisioned that the indicator suite will also inform future local authority development plans.

In collaboration with:
Dublin Regional Authority Dublin City Council Comhar - Sustainable Development Council



Low Carbon Adaptable Homes

Low Carbon Adaptable Homes

This ongoing project comprises the design, construction, occupation and monitoring of a low carbon, adaptable, home. The dwelling has built-in adaptable features to facilitate flexibility, phased expansion or contraction and the future integration of new renewable technologies. The design also enables compliance with potential future changes to the building regulations. Furthermore, the design takes into account the embodied energy of the materials used and the overall life cycle assessment of the dwelling.

In partnership with:
Enterprise Ireland - Innovation Partnership Glenbeigh Off-Site Construction



Universal Design - Urban Scale

UD BUS Network

(Universally Designed Built Environments at the Urban Scale) Network This is a collaborative network between TrinityHaus, CEUD, Queen’s University Belfast and PLACE. This network together with Stakeholder design ran stakeholder engagement workshop with Dublin City Council and Belfast City Council staff members to facilitate the Universal Design of the built environment in both cities. The outputs from this research lead to policy recommendations, a report on the engagement process to Dublin City Council and it is foreseen that an academic journal paper will be forthcoming.

In partnership with:
Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland Queen's University National Disability Authority planning / landscape / architecture / community / environment



Universal Design Rating - Built Environment

Universal Design Rating in the Built Environment

Makers and manipulators of the built environment have a responsibility to do as much as is humanly possible to create spaces and buildings navigable by, and intelligible to, all people regardless of individual abilities. This creates an equitable environment, while also imbuing a greater functional flexibility in buildings: characteristics that marry with a more sustainable approach to development. The project aim is to produce a workable system of evaluating and rating the built environment as a means of highlighting the barriers that can be created for users. It utilises and develops upon the principles of Universal Design as a basis.

In partnership with:
National Disability Authority IRCSET

Learn more about the project:
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