Low Carbon Buildings 

Research in Low Carbon and Zero Emissions Buildings is undertaken through the Dublin Energy Lab.

School of Real Estate & Construction Economics

DIT's School of Real Estate & Construction Economics is a founding Member of the Irish Green Building Council. The Council's purpose is to provide leadership and a framework to accelerate the transformation of the built environment, industry and supply chain to one that is sustainable based on accepted scientific principles of sustainability.

School of Architecture

DIT's School of Architecture has been involved in a range of initiatives, a current example is the MEnS project, providing upskilling for professionals in the constuction industry in the area of nzeb (near zero energy buildings).

DIT’s Strategic Building Energy Management Programme 

The Strategic Building Energy Management Programme includes the development, implementation and replication of best practice energy efficient technology projects, participation in The Dublin Colleges e3 Energy Bureau ( which provides for energy surveys, building benchmark guidelines, a building rating poster system and an energy awareness campaign which promotes energy awareness throughout the DIT. 

DIT’s Grangegorman Development 

As one of the major third level infrastructuctural developments in Europe over the coming decades, DIT sees Grangegorman as an ideal opportunity to incorporate state-of-the-art sustainable theories and practice from the master planning stage through to the site’s everyday usage on completion. By making sustainable technologies an integral and highly visible element of the campus, future generations across all disciplines can be positively influenced to consider sustainability issues in their professional lives. In terms of support, the DIT Sustainability Group will seek resource support from European and Irish bodies for test-bed initiatives that under today’s economic criteria can be deemed uneconomic yet offer potential environmental, societal, and/or economic benefits for future Irish and European development.