Residents of this sustainable residential development in Kilbarry will save approximately €800 a year in energy costs, compared to houses built before 2005.
Over the next five years, the Kilbarry area in Waterford City will have over 1,000 new houses. These will include Respond houses, a state-of-the-art nursing home facility, a medical centre, a créche, a leisure village, two new schools, a multi-million-euro office complex as well as an abundance of new cafés, restaurants and shops.
To date, Lawler Consulting has been contracted to provide energy-efficient M&E design services for two of these Kilbarry developments – the already completed Carrigea Crescent, and the upcoming Summerfields which has just begun construction.
Energy Efficient Design
Lawler Consulting’s team of engineers provided design and construction management services for Phase 2 (Summerfields) of the development, a proposed urban village for mixed age ranges, which includes the construction of two apartment blocks and 54 two and three-bed houses.
As part of our design, each dwelling and apartment will avail of low energy air-to-water heat pump providing heating and hot water all year round. Each dwelling is designed to achieve an A2 BER Rating, which will significantly decrease residents’ lifetime energy costs.
An A-rated 3-bedroom semi-detached house at this Kilbarry development is likely to be approx. €800 a year cheaper to heat than a similar house built before 2005.
More information about this sustainable residential development can be found on the developer’s (WhiteBox Property) website.
Lawler Consulting has experience across a wide range of residential projects from low rise housing estates to high rise apartments. We know that life cycle costs are a paramount concern, and so we design for longevity and durability while ensuring cost control and value for money.
We improve efficiency with renewable energy solutions, including heat pumps, PV, solar thermal and other technologies and innovations.
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