Introducing Building Renovation Passports in Ireland: Feasibility Study

In 2017, the Irish Green Building Council, in conjunction with the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment (DCCAE), organised a comprehensive consultation process, involving close to 200 key stakeholders, to co-design an ambitious national renovation strategy for Ireland. Key recommendations made at the time to facilitate energy renovation included introducing building renovation passports.

In 2019-2020, the IGBC and Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) explored the role a voluntary passport scheme could play in supporting large scale deep renovation in Ireland. Based on extensive research of existing Building Renovation Passports and upon stakeholder engagement, the iBRoad approach was selected as suiting most of the Irish needs identified and was piloted between February and August 2020 on twenty single-family dwellings across Ireland.

The feedback gathered from auditors and homeowners was used to develop a feasibility study with recommendations for introducing Building Renovation Passports (BRPs) in Ireland. This is also perceived as evidence that iBRoad is compatible and applicable across other European countries!

Read the Report here