Welcome to our Network
The Ireland Brownfield Network was established in 2012 by a group of Brownfield professional working in Northern Ireland and the ROI. In the last 6 years, the IBN has organised and held Technical Conferences in Dublin, Belfast and Cork and has over 500 members from a broad background including the EPA, NIEA, other Local Authorities, National University College Galway, Legal, Pharmaceutical and Energy Industry as well a range of Consultancy practitioners. Most recently, as part of the Remediate Conference to be held in Belfast in September 2018, the IBN is working with Queens University to hold a workshop entitled "Asbestos in Soil; A magic Number?".
Over the years, the IBN has provided technical response to a range of public consultations most recently the Department of Public Expenditure and Reforms National Development Plan and the EPA Consultation draft guidance document on EPA Licensed Soil Recovery Facilities.
The IBN aims to encourage constructive dialogue and interaction with all those involved in the redevelopment of brownfield land across the Island of Ireland. In doing so, the collective learning experiences, best practices and effective strategies can be shared to the betterment of the general industry.
The IBN is organised and run by 10 committee volunteers from various professions which is elected annually. The IBN is free to join and open to all.
What are brownfield sites?
The Network considers brownfield land to be land that:
- has been affected by its former use or by the use of its surrounding lands
- is derelict and underused
- may have real or perceived contamination problems; and
- requires intervention to bring it back to beneficial use