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Letter From The Editor

The profile of sustainable development has risen to increasingly dizzy heights in the four years since Construct Ireland first published, never more so than recently. Climate change has virtually hijacked the media in the last few months, filling up column inches in newspapers and air time on radio and TV. Unthinkable only a few years ago, it has actually become fashionable to be green. Unlike the usual whims of fashion however, this is no passing trend.

Although the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions has been the subject of much recent political discourse internationally, our own government�s understanding of what it means to be green is objectionable, to say the least. Brian Cowen�s budget announcement heralding �300 million spending on the environment would be impressive, were it not for the fact that �270 million of this will be spent on purchasing the carbon credits to make up for failing to comply with our Kyoto obligations.

Nonetheless, as this edition of Construct Ireland confirms, the breadth of influence sustainable building exercises continues to grow. This exists in a very tangible sense in the housing developments featured in Longford and Clare, in the Waterford eco-house, in the Kerry office complete with Ireland�s largest heat pump, and on a conceptual level in articles ranging from a polemic on high rise building, to the contention that higher energy performance requirements will not cause property price inflation.

Regards,
The Editor




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