The project comprised the erection of new County Council Headquarter Offices, Council Chamber Health Board Offices and Urban District Council Chamber at Limerick Road Nenagh for Tipperary North County Council.
The design incorporates geothermal heating and cooling as well as other sustainable strategies.
2005: Opus Architecture and Construction Awards – Highly commended.
Design of the Mechanical, Electrical and Lift Services Installations.
Building is naturally ventilated throughout. Building is heated using a ground source heat pump system. Solar water heating is provided and rain water is recycled for toilet flushing.
Extract from The Irish Times Property Section By Frank Mc Donald – Environmental Editor July 21, 2005
“The real test of the ventilation system came this summer when the outside temperature reached 25 degrees. Even though the pipework in the slabs was still being tweaked, none of the 250 staff working in the building complained, according to Karl Cashen, the council’s environmental director””.