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Concrete Solutions for Sustainability in Buildings

The built environment accounts for over one-third of the world’s final energy. Traditional building skins, including those of concrete, are often a barrier to energy efficiency. In addition, making concrete, traditionally in high quantities with high levels of cement, results in high carbon emissions.

Timber and Harbours: Insights into Sustainability in Design & Construction

The built environment evolves across time. In that time, the materials used in construction are worn down both by the environment and through persistent use, leading to the replacement of materials and the evolution or demolition of buildings. The energy used and carbon emitted during the manufacture of materials used in buildings is understood as ‘embodied’ energy and carbon, which is a measure of the impact that these materials have had on our environment.

Bloom 2019: A real taste of Ireland's food history

Cuisine is one of many things that define the cultural identity of a nation. The humble potato might be synonymous with Ireland but the Irish palette has historically enjoyed a wealth of ingredients steeped in history and heritage.

Planning & Environmental Policy Society win the 'Society Publication of the Year Award’ for their impressive student-led initiative on a Students' Strategic Vision for the UCD Campus.

The Students’ Strategic Visions is the end result of a year-long process of consultation with students that aimed to prepare a Vision from the perspective of students on how the UCD Campus should develop into the future.


Ministers announce the nomination of Professor Peter Clinch as Chairperson Designate of the Board of Science Foundation Ireland

Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys T.D., and Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan T.D., today announced the nomination of Professor Peter Clinch as Chairperson Designate of the Board of Science Foundation Ireland following on open Public Appointments Service process. In accordance with the terms of the Guidelines on Appointments to State Boards, Chairpersons may be nominated as Chairperson Designate in advance of a possible discussion with the Oireachtas Committee for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.