Congratulations to inaugural awards winners!

Towards NetZero Ireland Awards honour industry champions

A capacity attendance of leading architecture, engineering and construction representatives were present in the Minerva Suite, RDS, on Friday, 18 November 2022, for the presentation of the inaugural Towards NetZero Ireland awards. The awards were devised to help drive the net zero concept and to acknowledge and support those who are showing leadership in the net zero arena during this transitionary stage.

The scale of the net zero challenge is undeniably daunting but, the number and quality of the submissions entered for the awards demonstrate that the construction sector in Ireland is 100% committed to the net zero objective.

It also confirmed that all disciplines within the sector, be it architecture, building services engineering and actual construction, are fully aware of the role they each have to play, and of the need for them to work together to achieve net zero status. All the winning entries demonstrated this holistic approach.

The aim is to encourage and reward efforts to establish new coordinates for sustainable design

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Award Categories

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Commercial Building

This category recognises projects that provide high-quality workplace environments while pursuing Net-Zero strategies that ensure a reduction in energy use and carbon emissions, thereby impacting the effects of our everyday work practices.

Award Winners

Commended

Gas Networks Ireland Services Centre

Denis Byrne Architects

 

Highly-commended

Wren Urban Nest Hotel

BDP

 

Award

ESB Offices, Commercial Block

BDP

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Public Building

This category recognises projects commissioned by public or semi-public bodies and agencies that demonstrate a civic function and are accessible to all. Such buildings should illustrate an overlapping interest in the provision of public-facing functions alongside ambitious sustainability objectives.

Award Winner

Award

Donegal Town Garda Station

Rhatigan Architects

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Design Practice

This category recognises the design team that pushes the principles of sustainable design throughout their work, whether in pursuing new research, exploring contemporary innovations, or leading in best practice.

Award Winner

Award

Robert Bourke Architects

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Retrofit of a Building

This category recognises projects which bring under-utilised existing building stock back into contemporary use, achieving a more sustainable built environment through the re-use of extant properties and significantly improving their energy performance.

Award Winner

Highly-commended

Dockline (New Century House refurb, IFSC)

Axiseng

 

Award

The Willows

Peter Nickels Architects

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Net-Zero Champion

This category recognises an individual member of a design or contracting team who has demonstrated exceptional commitment and understanding in the application of Net-Zero strategies, either with regard to a particular project or acros their work as a whole.

Award Winner

Highly-commended

Jason Smith

Lawler Sustainability

 

Award

Tomás O’Leary

MosArt

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Housing Development

This category recognises multi-unit residential projects that aim to reimagine the sustainable credientials of the typical Irish suburban housing estate – a type of development often associated with promoting carbon-intensive lifestyles but which also holds a significant capacity for change and innovation.

Award Winners

Commended

Jameson Heights

ClearyDoyle

 

Highly-commended

Kilbride Court

COADY Architects

 

Award

Highfield Park

DTA Architects

AWARD SPONSOR

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Award Winners Gallery

Meet the Judges

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Paul Martin

Judge

Paul Martin is Programme Manager for Technical Standards Development, SEAI and a former Chairman of CIBSE Ireland. A graduate of Northumbria University, Newcastle and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT), Paul is a Chartered Member and Fellow of CIBSE and is also the Chair of the Building Services Committee for the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSA).

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Michael Curran

Judge

Michael Curran is CIBSE Ireland Chairman and Head of Building Services, Energy and Utilities at NUI Galway. As Energy Performance Officer at NUI Galway, Michael led the team to ambitiously exceed Government targets in primary energy reduction, also wining the SEAI Energy Team of the year 2019. He also works closely with the U9 Group of Energy Officers across the university sector.

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Mona Duff

Judge

Mona Duff has a degree in building services and energy technology and worked in Arup’s Berlin and Dublin offices before being appointed Senior Manager at International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). She has extensive experience across the full spectrum of building services engineering and today is very much involved in influencing design decisions for the wellbeing of building occupants.

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John Macken

Judge
John is an Associate Director at O’Mahony Pike Architects where he leads the design of several high-density, mixed-use developments. Prior to this, he worked in Allies and Morrison in London on the Elephant & Castle regeneration. John studied both architecture and architectural technology at TU Dublin where he is now also completing a master’s in urban regeneration.

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