Minister Darragh O’Brien and Cllr. Barbara Anne Murphy, Chairperson signed an MoU designating the High Performance Building Alliance (HPBA) as a designated UN Centre of Excellence, at a prestigious virtual event at the COP 26 Climate Change conference.  The initiative signals Ireland’s commitment to the sustainable and energy efficient development of buildings in an initiative led by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe outlined by Olga Algayerova, Executive Secretary and Scott Foster, Director of Sustainable Energy at the UNECE .