Poplar Row Wins ‘Sustainability in the Built Environment’ at ACEI 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards

by | Mar 26, 2024

On Friday night we attended the annual ACEI Engineering Excellence Awards – Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI). It was a memorable evening, made even more so by the announcement of our Poplar Row project as winner of the ‘Sustainability in the Built Environment’ award in the Medium project category.

Poplar Row is a 6-story, 39-unit social housing complex located in central Dublin which involved the demolition of an existing car dealership and the development of ‘Build-to-Rent’ apartments now operated by Dublin City Council. JV Tierney & Co played a pivotal role in advancing the sustainability aspects of the Poplar Row project. We engaged in utilising building energy model services through-out the entire project lifecycle, emphasising embodied carbon while ensuring that the development adhered to stringent criteria for daylighting, overheating, and energy compliance. Poole House features PV panels, a green roof, gardens, recycling, bike storage, heat pumps, and LED lighting. Due to its central location, the development maximises public transport access, omitting car spaces for an eco-friendlier approach.

In the capacity of Home Performance Index (HPI) assessor, JVTE led and coordinated both the Client and Design Team in collecting essential information across five crucial HPI categories: Environment, Health and Well-Being, Economic, Quality Assurance, and Sustainable Location. Home Performance Index (HPI) Certification is Ireland’s national certification for new homes, specifically tailored for residential development and aligning with Irish building regulations, EU CEN standards, and international WELL certification for communities.

The certification demonstrates the development’s resolute commitment to both quality and sustainability, and it is this commitment that gives Poole House it’s ‘Excellence in Engineering’ status as solidified by this ACEI award. JV Tierney Co & JVTE would like to celebrate and congratulate all involved, including BartraArdstone Capital LimitedSean Harrington Architects, Main Contractor Monami Construction and all other members of the design and construction teams. Here’s to many more projects that put Dublin on the path towards Net Zero Carbon.

 

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