Construction Ireland Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
10/09/2019

Donegal Airport Secures Prestigious Environmental Certification

Construction News Image
Donegal Airport has been recognised for its commitment to continuous environmental improvement with a prestigious accolade.

The facility has been granted the €coMerit Environmental Certification after impressing with improvements to the use of water and energy and in waste management.

Breandán Ó Baoill from Donegal Airport explained: "We are delighted to receive this €coMerit Certification and are looking forward to using the programme to help us further meet our environmental sustainability goals over the coming years.

"We are committed to minimising our impact on the environment through reducing the consumption of non-renewable resources, minimising waste, increasing recycling rates, reducing water consumption and becoming more energy efficient in the course of our business."


He added: "We have already put in place new waste segregation practices, upgraded sections of our lighting with LED alternatives, upgraded our hot water systems and are currently looking at power factor correction equipment to avoid low power factor surcharges."

"€coMerit is about empowering businesses and organisations to become more sustainable," added Sinead Ní Mhainnín Connacht Ulster Regional Waste Management Office.

"By identifying opportunities for cost-effective savings and improvement opportunities in the areas of waste, water and energy. We help businesses focus on the simplest options which give the best return and we support them in implementing the necessary changes that will help businesses continuously improve their performance while increasing savings year-on-year."

Donegal County Council is supporting the roll out of EcoMerit in Donegal.

The €coMerit Certificate is valid for three years subject to annual review of Donegal Airport's commitment to continuous environmental improvement.

(CM/JG)

Latest Construction News

19/09/2019

A £60 million project which will see a section of Bangor's seafront redeveloped has taken another step forward. AECOM has joined the Bangor Waterfront scheme as consultant to develop the vision for the town's seafront. The project will include the development of a new public realm along the 2.2
19/09/2019

Work has begun to build a host of new homes for elderly people in Belfast. The £2.2 million project on Barnetts Road in the east of the city will see the development of 14 properties for independent, older tenants. Alpha Housing and Dunrich Properties are collaborating on the scheme, incorporati
19/09/2019

Northern Ireland's train line in L'Derry is set to close next month as work progresses on the new North-West Transport Hub. The project at L'Derry's Waterside Train Station will result in a scheduled line closure in the north-west from Tuesday 08 October until Sunday 20 October. Bus substitutions
19/09/2019

The average cost to rebuild homes across Ireland has increased by 6% over the last year. The Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland (SCSI) released its Guide to House Rebuilding Costs at the Property Insight 2019 conference in Kildare. Rebuilding costs were up by 8% in Limerick, Cork and Galway,
19/09/2019

The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) has stepped up its efforts to promote Diversity and Inclusion in the industry. The firm's president Pat Lucey launched a Diversity and Inclusion pledge, with companies across the country committing to improving D&I in their organisations. At the launch e
19/09/2019

Health provision across Strabane has been boosted with the launch of a new community health building. The new modular build was officially opened on Tuesday, 17 September, in the County Tyrone town. It provides offices, a meeting room, counselling room, kitchen and toilet areas and large communal
19/09/2019

The Green Party has moved one step closer to setting up a Just Transition Commission with the launch of a Bill. The new Just Transition Bill will put in place a framework that aims to prepare those affected by the switch to a low emission future. It will also create a Commission, bringing togethe
19/09/2019

A scaffolding firm reportedly abandoned work at a site in north Belfast on Tuesday morning due to intimidating threats, it has been claimed. DUP MLA William Humphrey hit out after the incident in Ardoyne, during which a business owner received a phone call warning him that his scaffolding workers s
19/09/2019

A series of upgrades to improve the sewer network in Armagh City are set to recommence later this month. Part of a £1.4 million NI Water scheme, this project will see work delivered in the Killylea Road/Umgola Road of the city. The entire scheme includes the construction of a new Wastewater Pumping
19/09/2019

Irish Water is continuing work on the Tallanstown Public Water Supply (PWS) in County Louth. This project is being delivered to improve and safeguard the supply for the people served by the Tallanstown PWS. The utility has announced the Boil Water Notice will remain in place until further notice
insuremyvan.ieFlynn Crane HireLynch Windows LTDConway Piling Ltd.Fleming DoorGM TumblerSlanetracPolished Concrete IrelandLongford Fireplaces & Stone solutionsOne Stop Handling Ireland Ltd
Terms and Conditions