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Carnegie Oldpark – European Heritage Open Days

Saturday 10th September
Carnegie Oldpark Library, 46 Oldpark Road, Belfast BT14 6FR
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Horizon 2020 Information Day & Brokerage Event “Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials”

Wednesday 14th September
European Commission, Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170, Brussels
See website for details

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Environment Ireland – State of Ireland’s environment 2016

Thursday 22nd September
Croke Park, Dublin
See website for details

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NIEL Annual Conference 2016 – Delivering Prosperity Through The Environment

Friday 30th September
Belfast Harbour Commissioner’s Office, Corporation Square, Belfast BT1 3AL
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Zero Carbon home in Armagh 26 March 2012

Minister Attwood visits zero carbon home in Armagh

Environment Minister Alex Attwood saw the potential in zero carbon homes when he visited a locally designed and constructed zero carbon home in Armagh today.

The ‘Green Future House’ has qualified for five years of free rates under the Zero and Low Carbon Homes scheme.

The house was built by Green Future NI Ltd and designed to help implement innovative energy–saving solutions in construction.

Minister Attwood said: “Energy efficient homes have lower running costs and as such also have an important role to play in reducing fuel poverty. I therefore wish to encourage those in the building industry to take on the challenge of improving the energy efficiency of their houses and recognise the wider role they have in improving the lives of the poorest in our society and in shaping a clean and green future for everyone.

“Improving the energy efficiency of housing provides an opportunity to develop new ideas in design and construction and I welcome the innovation which has been shown in building these Zero and Low Carbon homes of the future. The same goes for ecars. To demonstrate my commitment to this agenda I shall shortly be trialling an ecar as a ministerial vehicle.”