THE Central Bank of Ireland will use one of ENER-G’s Combined heat and power (CHP) systems at its new Dublin headquarters, which has achieved a BREEAM ‘outstanding’ rating at design stage.
This is the first office building in Ireland to achieve the highest available BREEAM rating, the de facto measure used to describe a building’s environmental performance. The headquarters is scheduled to open late 2016.
Mechanical and electrical consultant O’Connor Sutton Cronin and subcontractor Winthrop Engineering have appointed Limerick-based Temp Technology, ENER-G’s Cogen partner in Ireland, to supply a 125kWeCHP unit as part of the building’s green design.
By generating its own low carbon heat and power supply on-site, the bank will also achieve cost savings of approximately 45,000 Euros per year in comparison to grid supplied energy. The building’s sustainable design includes a high performing thermal envelope, energy efficient mixed mode ventilation strategy, low energy sustainable features and the most up to date information technology.
Temp Tech is the largest small scale CHP supplier in Ireland, with a 55% market share. Its diverse customer base includes: Kerry Group, Radisson Hotels, Galway University Hospital and Leinster House.