United Hardware joins the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) strengthening their commitment to sustainability and greener building.


United Hardware Limited (UHL), the DIY and hardware group which supplies and operates the Homevalue brand in Ireland, has announced that it has joined the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) as a Silver Member.

The partnership will see the two organisations work together to identify and support opportunities to build a more sustainable environment, strengthening United Hardware’s commitment to climate action and greener building.

Membership of IGBC:

As part of the membership, United Hardware will work with the IGBC to identify and propose, solutions to the challenges and opportunities faced in building, renovating, and upgrading Irish homes and businesses and to support the IGBC and their ambition to accelerate the transformation of the built environment, related industry, and supply chain to one that is sustainable.

United Hardware and Homevalue stores, will now work to support IGBC to develop a more sustainable built environment and support the transformation of the Irish building, construction, and property sector into a global leader in quality and sustainability.

A number of areas which are being focused on as part of the collaboration, include: 

  • Promoting healthier and greener homes through sustainable finance
  • Advancing green public procurement
  • Education and support
  • Supporting and enabling a circular economy within the construction sector
  • Upskilling in energy efficiency, circularity, and the digital economy.
  • Supporting the ‘Home performance Index’

Speaking about this tie-up, David Shakeshaft, Commercial Director at United Hardware, trading as Homevalue, commented: “We are delighted to be joining the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) as a Silver Member. This represents an important step for us at United Hardware in our sustainability journey as we continue our efforts of finding ways for us to enhance our commitment to climate action and to building a greener Ireland. We’re at the start of our journey to becoming more sustainable but we look forward to working with the Irish Green Building Council to further strengthen our commitment to sustainability.

As a supplier to over 160 member stores nationwide, we have a role to play in ensuring that we find new ways to promote more sustainable building practices and supply more sustainable building products. Further, it’s important that we play our part to support the transformation of the Irish building, construction, and the property sector into a global leader in quality and sustainability.”

At United Hardware, we have a role to play in ensuring that this commitment permeates into our strong regional footprint, with over 160 member, Homevalue stores across Ireland.

The IGBC was set up in 2011 to promote sustainable building in Ireland. IGBC is now Ireland’s leading authority on green building best practices with a network of over 260-member organisations spanning the entire built environment industry. All are united in one common goal to accelerate the transformation of the built environment, related industry, and supply chain to one that is sustainable through leadership, research, education, and providing policy input to national and local government.

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About United Hardware

As an indigenous, locally owned, and Guaranteed Irish accredited business, UHL supplies and operates the Homevalue retail brand on behalf of its members who together have over 160 stores across Ireland which employ approximately 2,000 people and cater to a diverse base of trade and DIY customers. Headquartered in Dublin’s Citywest, it operates a 150,000ft2 (7,897m2) purpose-built warehouse in support of its objective to deliver enhanced purchasing power, marketing, logistics and business advisory support to its independent hardware, homeware, DIY and agri retailers.

About Homevalue

Homevalue is one of Ireland's leading DIY, Hardware and Homeware groups with a network of over 90 Guaranteed Irish accredited stores nationwide who are committed to providing the best range of products at the lowest price. Whether you're building, repairing, improving, furnishing, or decorating your home, Homevalue has got you covered. Homeowners, DIY enthusiasts and professional tradespeople alike know that Homevalue means real value and real expertise.

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