Guaranteed Irish Announce a Sustainable Green Supply Chain

L-R: Paddy Kelly, Managing Director, Tegral Building Products Ltd, Brian Dolan Managing Director, Saint-Gobain/Gyproc, Patrick Atkinson CEO, Chadwicks Group, Brid O’Connell CEO, Guaranteed Irish, Patrick Lucey Senior Quantity Surveyor, Glasgiven Contracts Ltd, Kathryn Meghen CEO, Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

The Irish Construction sector is driving towards a sustainable future with a specification list of Irish products and services. Guaranteed Irish, in collaboration with their construction members, have recently announced a call to all Irish construction and supply members to join the ‘Guaranteed Irish Green List’.

This ‘Green List’ will be the fi rst of its kind in Ireland to be produced and will offer Architects, Engineers and Quantity surveyors a resource of locally produced materials that can be specified when building a house, school, hospital or any building in Ireland. It was initially aimed at reducing the carbon footprint and supporting local businesses but in the wake of COVID-19, it has become even more important.

The list will include all the elements of the supply chain required for a building that can be sourced locally and reduce the carbon footprint while supporting jobs and businesses here in Ireland. The idea is supported by the RIAI, Engineers Ireland, CIF and the Construction, Manufacturing, Design and Hardware Industry.

The idea pioneers a sustainable specification listing of Guaranteed Irish products and services as the construction sector returns to work post COVID-19 and has been welcomed by industry leaders. Guaranteed Irish has put a call out to all businesses this week to participate. Leading global construction firms Kingspan, Tegral, IPL, Tretford, Glennons, Wavin and SISK have already engaged and many more have been invited to participate. Guaranteed Irish construction members see the importance of a standardised specifi cation list of sustainable construction and interiors listing for Ireland. These companies operate in Ireland, protect jobs, and support communities.

The project will act as a showcase for what can be achieved in the Construction Industry when adapting a “sustainable and circular economy’ mindset. The CEO of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Kathryn Meghen said, “The benefit of having such a specifi cation listing available to Irish architects and engineers will profi le the Construction Industry in Ireland as one which demonstrates its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and promotes sustainability as the construction sector returns to work post COVID-19.”