North Dock is the latest addition to Dublin’s vibrant Docklands
We are delighted to see the recent completion of the 91 – 94 North Wall Quay offices. This exciting project is the city’s first Grade-A office building to achieve NZEB (Near Zero Energy Building), setting new standards for future builds.
At nine storeys the new waterfront North Dock development offers 203,000sqft of premium office space capable of accommodating up to 3,500 office workers. Divided into two blocks, North Dock One (95,000sqft) & North Dock Two (108,000sqft) offers an independent reception area and prominent street entrance for future tenants.
IN2 were responsible for the complete building services and environmental design of this prestigious project. Utilising BIM Level 2 IN2 worked to ensure a low-energy building could be delivered, through maximising the use of passive design features supplemented by low energy systems.
Predicted building energy performance was analysed utilising Dynamic Simulation Modelling (TAS Software). Incoming Near-Zero Energy Building (NZEB) standards required a reduction of at least 60% below the Part L 2008 benchmark. Extensive airflow modelling and Thermal analysis was undertaken to demonstrate and validate the ventilation strategy proving the building’s low energy ethos. IN2 also completed full LEED ‘Gold’ / BREEAM / BER A3 ratings as part of the project’s commitment to achieving sustainable design.