This project has been selected as a Public Sector Retrofit Pathfinder Project and we are proud to have been appointed on the Office of Public Works (OPW) to this prestigious project. The completed project will be an exemplar, energy efficient, State office for occupation as a Headquarters Building by the lead Irish Government Department on the environment – the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications. The works will consist of a significant upgrade to the 1970s building thermal fabric and overall energy use – that will upgrade the Building Energy Rating (BER) from a G rating to an A2 rating, resulting in an 85% reduction of annual energy use and will greatly extend the buildings useful life.
The refurbishment will retain the existing 1970s structure, taking advantage of the energy already embodied in the concrete structure and brick external façade. By retaining and upgrading these resources rather than demolishing and rebuilding, the works will have significantly less impact on the carbon footprint of the building. Internally, the existing cellular office layout will be modified to a more open plan arrangement, increasing the overall building occupancy, while the introduction of a new central floor void will create improved daylight and natural ventilation conditions.
We supported our client on the project’s BIM Modelling production for the electrical services.