Tesco Zero Carbon Store Cabra Dublin


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ACEI Awards – Presidents Award for Innovation Award Winner 2012, SEAI Awards – Sustainable Energy Innovation Award Winner 2012

JV Tierney & Co.’s award-winning specialist designer subsidiary, JVTE, have deployed some of our most innovative engineering designs for the Tesco Store in Cabra, Dublin, in order to achieve a ‘Zero Carbon Rated Retail Outlet’.  This is the first Carbon Neutral store in Ireland with a gross floor area of 5,502m².

JV Tierney & Co. were delighted to be given the opportunity by Tesco Ireland to put forward environmentally friendly solutions and, in the testing of these, acted as full Mechanical, Electrical, Sprinkler & Environmental Design Consultants for the project. These services included:

  • Thermal Modelling to assess stores predicted performance.
  • Bio-Diesel Combined Cooling, Heating and Power Plant (CCHP), with surplus electricity being exported to the ESB grid
  • Daylight Management System Utilising PIR/Photocell Sensors, Zonal Switching and DALI Lighting Controls
  • Air Tightness of 0.53m³/m² @50Pa
  • Wind Catcher Ventilators together with BMS System Provide Natural Ventilation
  • Rainwater Harvesting to reduce potable water demand.
  • Large Rooflights installed evenly to allow dimming of building lights, leading to 18% reduction on lighting load.

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