CIBSE Ireland Awards 2018

Dec 3, 2018

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CIBSE Ireland Awards 2018

Marking it’s 50th anniversary CIBSE Ireland devised a new awards scheme designed to recognise and promote best practice in respect of the design and installation of building services, taking in both new build and refurbishment projects.

Dominic O’Connor Ltd. were shortlisted in the ‘Up to €2 million’ category for The Rediscovery Centre in Ballymun. Details as follows:-

Project — The Rediscovery Centre
Consultant — Homan O’Brien
Contractor — Dominic O’Connor Ltd.

The building for Dublin City Council and the Rediscovery Centre was conceived as a project to renew Ballymun’s old boiler house and create a national centre of excellence in education for sustainable development. The building has an A2 Energy Rating and has been designed to ensure a minimum carbon footprint in construction and throughout its operational lifetime.
A detailed sustainable construction specification was developed to support the project’s objective to demonstrate the importance, scale and challenge of living in a more connected way with the resources around us so that they are not wasted but protected and preserved and fully utilised.
A commitment to low carbon construction methods was employed and resulted in the use of innovative construction methods and technologies, demonstration technologies include Micro CHP, heat pump, biomass, solar thermal and solar PV, with extensive electrical and thermal metering provided for ongoing monitoring.

Unfortunately we did not go home with the award on the night however we are grateful to have been nominated and to have made it to the final three in our category.