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Sustainability Award runner-up - Environmental Research Institute

Environmental Research Institute, Cork Ireland
Architect: Bucholz McEvoy
Client: University College Cork
Contract value: £4.7M
Photography by: Michael Moran

The Environmental Research Institute is the first naturally ventilated laboratory building in Ireland. Funding by the HEA was supported by Sustainable Energy reland. This low-energy building optimises solar power, cross ventilation and daylight and draws heat from a local aquifer. The building is the subject of an ongoing environmental performance study and achieved BREEAM Excellent rating.iI

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