Coady Architects provide a comprehensive range of specialist services to private and public sector clients including urban design and master planning, sustainable building design and building conservation. Designing buildings is the core of Coady’s service and they have focused on places for health, education, work, leisure, recreation and living. They create buildings that balance function, beauty and sustainability. Coady have led the way in low energy design solutions for health and education, emphasising natural ventilation and daylight, heat recovery and use of low carbon materials. Recent projects are rated BREEAM ‘Excellent’, LEED ‘Gold’, and BER A2 and A3.
Sustainable buildings come from a collaboration of dedicated professionals, working as a team with committed clients. Coady’s commitment to sustainability includes appropriate site planning, selection of Green Rated materials, careful design of the building envelope, passive and active energy conservation and generation, renewable energy sources, natural ventilation and daylight, water conservation and harvesting, air tightness testing and thermal imaging of buildings, and waste management. They also monitor ongoing performance and utilise lessons learned in subsequent work. Their headquarters for the PRA in Roscommon is rated BREEAM ‘Excellent’ and the Offices for Tipperary Town Council and the Department of Justice are rated LEED ‘Gold’. Colaiste Choilm and the Community Nursing Unit in Kenmare achieved A2 BER.