(L to R) Eoin Murray – daa, Patrice McVeigh – O’Connor Sutton Cronin, Emer Tierney – daa, Lorcan Tyrell – daa, Frank Kelly – Walls Construction, Maurice Wren – daa, Mary Kerins – daa, Derek Byrne – Henry J Lyons.
The Dublin Airport Central building, which has recently been refurbished and regenerated by Walls Construction, has ensured that Dublin Airport is the first organisation in Ireland to achieve a ‘LEED’ Platinum sustainability accreditation for the major redevelopment of ONE, Dublin Airport Central, the new Global HQ of engineering consultancy company ESB International. ‘LEED’ (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum, is awarded in acknowledgement of the highest level of building performance within a wide range of sustainability topics, including water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation. Although challenging, the LEED methodology delivers an internationally recognised and robust sustainability rating system. Dublin Airport’s Sustainability and Energy Policies and ISO systems were key drivers in the decision to implement the advanced levels of sustainable solutions in the refurbishment of ONE, Dublin Airport Central.