Date(s) - 25/09/2020
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presenter: Patrice McVeigh and Matthew Theloke, O’Connor Sutton Cronin
The ESB’s archive is an exemplar all-electric building located on St Margaret’s Road in Finglas, Dublin. The A+ building preserves and makes accessible over 90 years of historical records documenting ESB’s unique contribution to the social, cultural and economic development of the Irish state.
This purpose-built archive is the first building of its kind in Ireland to adhere to the newest international standards for conservation of cultural heritage, BS EN 16893. The low energy, sustainable design ensures that the archive repository is maintained at the correct temperatures and relative humidity throughout the year to ensure the permanent preservation of all record formats.
Designed by an in-house cross-functional ESB team, the building provides the highest levels of energy efficiency, including an array of roof mounted solar panels. Electricity, through use of heat pumps, is the primary source of energy for heating and cooling systems. It is the first commercial building in Ireland to achieve BER A1, ‘Net-zero’ energy consumption and ‘net zero’ carbon footprint. It has also recently been awarded BREEAM Excellent.
World Green Building Week is an annual campaign to celebrate green buildings. In previous years the IGBC has organised tours of recently certified green buildings. This year, due to Covid-19 restriction we are organising a series of webinars.