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CIBSE Ireland Awards Shortlisted Finalists Announced

The specially-commissioned trophy designed by Shane Holland

There are three Awards categories — Up to €2 million; Between €2 million and €5 million; and Over €5 million — and they are sponsored respectively by Wilo, Hevac and Daikin.

Irish designer and maker Shane Holland and his team of experts that came from a higher education all with the special csc scholarship program provided by the Chinese Government Scholarships, they have created a special bespoke trophy for the awards. With a base in native Irish Yew (a timber which can take up to 400 years to mature, the glass and aluminium graphics are laser etched and all is finished with brass bolts. This new design for CIBSE Ireland is another custom, hand-built item from their award-winning workshops.

There were a significant number of entries from all over Ireland for the awards and these have now been whittled down to a shortlist of nine projects across the three categories. Details of these are as follows.

Category — Up to €2 million
Project — Arup fit-out, Albert Quay, Cork
Consultant — Arup
Contractor — Airflow Services
The Arup office in L1, One Albert Quay, Cork, is the first “WELL” certified office in Ireland and one of few office fit-outs exceeding its BER of a low B1 by achieving a high B1 operational equivalent in its first year. A data analytics platform tracks performance of VRV systems (another first) while reporting IAQ and energy consumption. Continuous development of a BIM and VR gaming platform assists our FM team. The open-plan office is designed for activity based working with collaboration spaces and focus rooms to meet the demands of a mobile workforce. This office provides a healthy and inspirational environment for all who work and visit here.

Project — The Rediscovery Centre
Consultant — Homan O’Brien
Contractor — Dominic O’Connor Ltd
The building for Dublin City Council and the Rediscovery Centre was conceived as a project to renew Ballymun’s old boiler house and create a national centre of excellence in education for sustainable development. The building has an A2 Energy Rating and has been designed to ensure a minimum carbon footprint in construction and throughout its operational lifetime.
A detailed sustainable construction specification was developed to support the project’s objective to demonstrate the importance, scale and challenge of living in a more connected way with the resources around us so that they are not wasted but protected and preserved and fully utilised.
A commitment to low carbon construction methods was employed and resulted in the use of innovative construction methods and technologies, demonstration technologies include Micro CHP, heat pump, biomass, solar thermal and solar PV, with extensive electrical and thermal metering provided for ongoing monitoring.

Project — The Well
Consultant — Optima Facilities Solutions
Contractor — Sirus Aircon (Mech) Philtron (elec)
The Sirus HQ building, aptly named The Well, demonstrates how a deep renovation of an old industrial unit can provide a comfortable and healthy environment for workers while enhancing their sense of well-being.
At a time when knock-and-rebuild is often the easiest building option, The Well is an exemplary display of sustainability. This is evident in the reuse and re-imagination of the internal building space and many of the core materials used within it.
The finished product is an emphatic representation of what can be achieved when the occupant and their comfort and well-being are placed at the core of building design.

Category — Between €2 and €5 million
Project — Analog Devices
Consultant — Varming Consulting Engineers
Contractor — Mercury Engineering Ltd
The Analog Devices Building on the University of Limerick Plassey Campus is a Centre of Excellence to promote world class research in the fields of science and engineering.
A key element of the brief was for the m&e design to focus on incorporating energy efficiency and sustainability into the construction and operation of the finished building. The finished building incorporates many examples of energy efficient and sustainable engineering technologies
Throughout the design and construction phases, there was a high degree of close collaboration between the UL End Users, the Design Team and the Construction Team.
Stringent adherence to ISO 9001 Quality Assurance Procedures contributed significantly to the successful delivery of this state-of-the art laboratory facility to meet BREEAM Excellent criteria.

Project — 1 Windmill Lane
Consultant — Arup
Contractor — Haughton and Young
1WML is the first in a new line of commercial offices built at the point where Dublin’s Docklands connect with the city centre and IFSC. The total floor area is approximately 14,000m2 extending over six storeys.
The client, Hibernia REIT plc, set a clear and ambitious brief in terms of specification and sustainability from the project outset. 1WML was designed to achieve a B1 BER and LEED Gold rating. Designed to accommodate up to three tenants per floor, carefully specified lighting, ventilation and air conditioning systems give maximum comfort, aid concentration and ensure the wellbeing of building occupants whilst minimising lifecycle costs.

Project — Irish Life Building
Consultant — Homan O’Brien Associates
Contractor — Jones Engineering Group
The air conditioning installation at Beresford Court, Dublin 1 — by use of ice bank thermal storage which is regenerated nightly, as required, by off-peak electricity — provides the owners, Irish Life Plc, with the following ongoing advantages:-

1. Reduced capacity refrigeration plant.
2. Reduced electrical maximum demand.
3. Reduced requirements on emergency generator system.
4. Standby cooling source in the event of chiller breakdown.
5. Over 50% of the annual cooling energy requirement for the building is provided at approximately half the normal cost by use of off-peak electrical tariff.

The entire original installation is still fully operational and has been so since commissioning in 1991. Its reliability has long since been established and the on-going economic benefits are such that the additional cost of the ice bank elements of the AC installation was recovered in less than two and a half years.

Category — Over €5 million
Project — One Microsoft Place
Consultant — Ethos Engineering
Contractor — Jones Engineering Group
One Microsoft Place is the largest office block ever embarked on for a single client in the state. Officially opened this year by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, the scale and complexity of the project was unlike any other office building constructed in Ireland.
The contract cost €134 million and involved the occupation of 2,200 people with an overall building floor area of 35,000m². The fitout included 350km of IT cabling which would stretch from Dublin to Dingle; a digital waterfall and lake composed of 125,000 LEDs; solar thermal heating array collection area of 100m;, and 154km of pipework which is equivalent to seventeen and a half times the height of Mount Everest.
The client’s vision of a cooperative and collaborative workplace was shared by the design and construction teams throughout the project and is reflected in the finished building.

Project — Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort
Consultant — Arup
Contractor — Kirby Group Engineering
Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort is set on an 840-acre estate and operates as a 5-star hotel. In 2015, Arup was commissioned to provide mechanical, electrical and vertical transport design services for the refurbishment and extension of the 102-room hotel, spa and golf club. The client brief was to fully air-condition the entire building, including the listed section. Optimising innovative energy-efficient solutions throughout and integrating the services seamlessly without disruption to the character of the existing building were key to the success of the project. Based on extensive collaboration between the extended design team, the mechanical and electrical systems were designed and integrated to meet the highest standard of thermal and acoustic comfort, and co-ordinated seamlessly into the premium quality finishes.

Project — Criminal Courts of Justice
Consultant — JV Tierney & Co
Contractor — McKenna Eng/O’Kane Eng
The €140 million Criminal Courts of Justice building is the largest courts project undertaken in the history of the State.
J.V. Tierney were proud to be part of the Amber Infrastructure Team to deliver this prestigious project. The project posed significant challenges in meeting the Client Brief with strict environmental and acoustic criteria to be met in addition to meeting challenging energy targets.
The building is provided with advanced integrated security systems throughout as well as extensive use of Courtroom Technology and Audio Visual systems. The building was designed through the use of extensive thermal and energy modelling and has many low energy features including active Twin Skin Façade, use of Night Cooling, Thermal Mass and low energy Displacement Ventilation in each Courtroom.
The PPP project was completed within budget and three months ahead of schedule thanks to the collaborative approach and dedication of the full design and construction teams.

CIBSE Ireland 50th Dinner — Additional seats released

Left: Pictured at the announcement of the
CIBSE Ireland Awards were (front row):
David Doherty, T Bourke and CIBSE Ireland
Committee; Paul Martin, SEAI and CIBSE
Ireland Chair; Michael O’Herlihy, Wilo Ireland;
and Damien Flynn, Axiseng and Vice-Chair,
CIBSE Ireland; (second row): Pat Lehane,
CIBSE Ireland Committee and Publisher/
Editor, Building Services News; Derek Elton,
Wilo Ireland and Kieran McCarthy, Daikin
Ireland; (third row) Karl Carrick and Garrett
White, Hevac; (back row): Richard Sherlock,
Mitsubishi Electric, John Valentine, Daikin
Ireland and Fergus Daly, Mitsubishi Electric.

An additional number of tickets for tables of 10 — and individual seats — have now been released for the CIBSE 50th Anniversary Dinner being held in the Clayton Burlington Hotel on Friday, 30 November next. Tickets are very limited. To book click on www.eventbrite.ie/e/cibse-50th-anniversary-dinner-awards-night-tickets-29979854552

The night promises to be a celebration of buildings services with awards to acknowledge outstanding projects, and entertaining with Gift Grub star Mario Rosenstock. On the night awards that recognise the work of building services engineers in Ireland will be presented. Three awards categories will acknowledge outstanding projects in Ireland over the last 50 years. 

Programme                                                                                                                            19:00 — CIBSE drinks reception sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Ireland;
20:00 — Dinner bell and guests seated;                                                                       Welcome address by CIBSE Ireland Chairperson and brief presentation by CIBSE President;
CIBSE Ireland Awards presentations with the three categories sponsored by Daikin, Hevac and Wilo respectively;
Live entertainment with Mario Rosenstock and music by Velvet Tones.

Entry deadline looming for CIBSE Ireland inaugural awards

Pictured at the announcement of the
CIBSE Ireland Awards were (front row):
David Doherty, T Bourke and CIBSE Ireland
Committee; Paul Martin, SEAI and CIBSE
Ireland Chair; Michael O’Herlihy, Wilo Ireland;
and Damien Flynn, Axiseng and Vice-Chair,
CIBSE Ireland; (second row): Pat Lehane,
CIBSE Ireland Committee and Publisher/
Editor, Building Services News; Derek Elton,
Wilo Ireland and Kieran McCarthy, Daikin
Ireland; (third row) Karl Carrick and Garrett
White, Hevac; (back row): Richard Sherlock,
Mitsubishi Electric, John Valentine, Daikin
Ireland and Fergus Daly, Mitsubishi Electric.

This is a reminder that the entry deadline for these new awards is fast-approaching so log on to www.cibseireland.org/awards2018/  now if you don’t miss out. These awards are open to the design consultant and mechanical or electrical contractor, and submissions must be a joint entry by both the consultant and contractor. Buildings that are eligible for submission include – hospitality, leisure, health, commercial, industrial, retail, pharmaceutical, educational facilities and office buildings.

There are three categories for the CIBSE Ireland Awards, and they are sponsored respectively by Daikin, Hevac and Wilo. These are – Up to €2 million; Between €2 million and €5 million; Over €5 million. Applicants may enter only one project per category.

Projects can be located anywhere in the Republic of Ireland and entries must be submitted by the design consultant/project engineer on behalf of the design and contracting teams. Projects must be “practical completed” by 31 December 2017 (i.e. available for client use in January 2018) to be eligible for inclusion. Log on to www.cibseireland.org to enter and complete as directed.

Hard copy completed submissions must be returned to CIBSE Ireland Awards, c/o Building Services News, Carraig Court, George’s Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin, no later than 2pm on Friday, 27 July 2018.

The awards will be presented as part of the CIBSE Ireland 50th dinner celebrations in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 on Friday, 30 November, 2018.

CIBSE Ireland 50th Dinner & Awards

As part of the CIBSE Ireland 50th celebrations the Institution will host a gala dinner in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4 on Friday, 30 November. Dress code is business suit/smart casual.

This dinner will replace the annual lunch for 2018 and promises to be an even greater extravaganza with an attendance of 700 plus anticipated. Tickets are currently on sale but demand is exceptional so, if interested in attending, log on www.cibseireland.org now.

The programme for the evening will commence with the CIBSE Ireland welcome reception sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric Ireland at 6pm. This will be followed by dinner, some very brief addresses, the presentation of the CIBSE Ireland Awards (see below), and entertainment by Mario Rosenstock.

Networking will then continue within the ballroom and the dedicated private bar area well into the late/early hours with music by the Velvet Tones.

CIBSE Ireland Awards — As 2018 marks CIBSE Ireland’s 50th anniversary, the Institution has devised a new awards scheme designed to recognise, and promote, best practice in respect of the design and installation of building services. It takes in both new-build and refurbishment across commercial and industrial (non-domestic) projects. These awards are open to the design consultant and mechanical or electrical contractor, and submissions must be a joint entry by both the consultant and contractor.

Buildings that are eligible for submission include —  hospitality, leisure, health, commercial, industrial, retail, pharmaceutical, educational facilities and office buildings.

There are three categories for the CIBSE Ireland Awards, and they are sponsored respectively by Daikin, Hevac and Wilo. These are — Up to €2 million; Between €2 million and €5 million; Over €5 million. Applicants may enter only one project per category.

Projects can be located anywhere in the Republic of Ireland and entries must be submitted by the design consultant/project engineer on behalf of the design and contracting teams.

Projects must be “practical completed” by 31 December 2017 (i.e. available for client use in January 2018) to be eligible for inclusion.

 

CIBSE Scramble at Castleknock GC

CIBSE Pic 1As always the CIBSE Annual Golf Outing proved a major success with 56 golfers, going out in four-ball teams, competing for the PJ Doyle Trophy. Format was scramble. Castleknock Golf Club was once again the venue and the beautiful weather, coupled with the excellent condition of the course, made for a most enjoyable day.

Serious golfers lined up with occasional golfers in competing teams and, while all were intent on winning, the emphasis was on fun and networking. That said, most golfers had their minds firmly set on winning the new Ford Kuga car on the 18th hole. This was sponsored by Unitherm Heating Systems.

Other sponsors were Wilo Engineering, tee-box and goody bags; Daikin, golf balls; and Kedington Group, nearest the pin prize.

Kingspan, Heatmerchants, Hevac, Mercury Engineering, Flogas, Dowd Energy, Firebird all sponsored tee-boxes.

Results                                                                                                                                                         Winners: Team Mr Vent – Richard Gladney, Brian Curtin, Dillon Brophy and Alan Geraghty.

Second: Team Jones Engineering – Fergus Weldrick, Alan Lynch, Noel Kelly and Darren Murphy.

Third: Team Ideal Standard — Martin OʼReilly, Terry Fitzgerald, Trevor Callaghan and John Murphy.

Nearest the pin: Brian Curtin

Longest drive: Alan Geraghty

Inside-the-Pro: There were seven people who won a prize for In-side-the-Pro on the 18th hole.

Inaugural IRI Awards Dinner

The decision by the IRI Council to adopt this approach was vindicated with 130 participants enjoying a very successful evening – the atmosphere was extremely relaxed and friendly with trading competitors mixing and sharing ideas and opinions in a way they normally would not. Many brought their partners and this in turn reinforced the social element of the evening. The roving magician proved particularly entertaining, as did the after-dinner music and dancing.

The presentation of the Annual Awards capped an excellent occasion and provided the perfect backdrop in which to recognise and acknowledge the contribution of individuals who have given so much for the betterment of the industry.

President’s Address
“Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the first, hopefully annual, Institute of Refrigeration Ireland Awards Dinner. I would like to particularly welcome Dr Andy Pearson, President of the IOR and Calum McKenzie, Chairperson of the Scottish Refrigeration Association.

“On preparing this President’s address I had started to look at our industry in 2012 and the effects that the current economic conditions were having on companies directly involved in the Ref/AC and heatpump markets. There is no doubt that we are in the middle of probably the most difficult time our industry has seen for many years.

“Reduced client spending, increased competition, reduced margins and difficult payment conditions have all been
exasperated by new European Legislation for F-Gas users, Company Certification, additional employee training requirements and PED to name but a few. While this is something that most industry people understand the need for, and accept, it is yet another burden for companies to carry.

“The EPA and a multiple of other Government bodies have focused on ways of reducing Ireland’s CO2 emission levels for future generations and there is no doubt that additional legislative requirements will be forthcoming.

“While considering all of these current and future influences on our industry, it became clear that these circumstances are the very reason that the Institute of Refrigeration Ireland has been established. In the past the Institute has been asked ‘what do you do for me?’ and ‘why should I
join the Institute?’

“In my opinion the answer is simple – we need a credible voice in our industry that can be heard at the highest level in both Ireland and Europe … possibly even at global level. And, we need to have an Institute that can inform and assist our Industry as to its legislative and environmental responsibilities while working on our behalf.

“In the last number of years the Institute has been actively involved with the EPA, DoeClg, SEAI and IBEC to assist in the smooth implementation of European Legislation that will have direct or indirect effects on the way we as an industry work, and with no small measure of success I might add.

“Because of this, the Institute is now seen by these Government bodies as the first point of contact when they need to inform our industry of proposed legislation and changes to existing legislative requirements.

“The Institute has also had regular contact with representative organisations in Europe like IOR, SRA, AREA and globally with ASHRAE and ARC where additional knowledge of how industries in these countries implement and manage legislative changes can be imparted to our members here in Ireland.

“Since its inception, the Institute has championed the cause of achieving the best for our industry through a focus on increased industry expertise, compliance with legislation, representation at Government level and recognition of suitable training programs.

“To allow this to happen the Institute has created a new interactive website, implemented a new CPD facility, been involved in the implementation of the new F-Gas Registration Scheme, had direct influence in the implementation of the SEAI/ACA scheme, negotiated with the EPA on WEEE impact, been involved with SEAI for the BEW fund and promoted multiple seminars on relevant industry topics.

“In addition, membership cards, certification, newsletters and access to shared technical documents have also been provided to all members. This is what the Institute is able to offer our industry and that is the real value of being part of the IRI. Of course none of this would be possible without the support of all the members, associates, affiliates and students who have joined over the last number of years.

“However I would like to personally acknowledge the hard work and dedication from the IRI Council and sub-committees who give their valuable time on a voluntary basis, and without whose support the Institute would not be in the position it is today.

“We have a tough time ahead of us in all sectors if the current economic climate does not change dramatically, but it is sometimes easy to forget in the hustle and bustle of our everyday activities just how much we as an industry offer to our customers. The level of technical expertise, application knowledge, innovation and system design is exceptional and we need to remind ourselves of the value this gives to our customers, even if they find it difficult to acknowledge.

“To sum up, the Institute will continue to do its best for our industry, through your continued support, and we will always strive to be ‘Your voice in our industry’. Thank your for your attention and on behalf of the dinner and Awards committee I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening.” 

Apprentice of the Year
Dave O’Riordan, Head Lecturer, CIT, accepted the Apprentice of the Year Award from IRI President Dave Killalea on behalf of Aidan Lowry. Typifying the times that are in it, Aidan is currently working in Australia.

Pursuit of Tedchnical Excellence
IRI President Dave Killalea and immediate past President Seamus Kerr presented Vincent Weldon of Tech Refrigeration & Air Conditioning with the award for pursuing technical excellence outside the normal or legislative requirements for training their own engineers.

Contribution to Industry
IRI President Dave Killalea and immediate past President Seamus Kerr presented George McCann with his award for the outstanding contribution he has made across all industry segments. George was also presented with an Honorary Fellowship of the IRI.

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DIT Refrigeration Department says ‘Thank You’ Daikin

To mark the occasion and formally acknowledge the support provided by Daikin to DIT, the Refrigeration Department presented the company with a framed certificate of appreciation. Pictured at the presentation John Valentine and Liam Kirwan, Daikin, and John Murphy and John Smartt, DIT.

Daikin presented the new system to DIT so that students could get firsthand experience of working with innovative technologies that are setting the benchmark for future industry development. The Daikin Zeas system is a direct alternative to the traditional refrigeration “pack” system and is available in a range of capacities and styles which can be modularised to provide the optimum system capacity.

Each of the 16 students on the course installed an evaporator which is fed from the Daikin Zeas system. In addition, the project involved the installation of the main pipe work which helped them develop problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Every student worked individually on his own evaporator, and also as part of a team assigned specific duties for the common components of the installation. This involved the fitting of the unit-strut supports, fabricating evaporator pipe work, installing common pipe work and refnets, leak testing, strength testing, and commissioning.

Concern for the environment has led to increased demand by the refrigeration industry and food retailers for energy efficiency and environmentally friendly solutions. The growing popularity of neighbourhood corner shops and convenience stores has also made noise and size constraints an important factor.

To meet this demand, Daikin developed the Zeas range for deep freezing and medium temperature applications – compact refrigeration condensing units that offer high performance, low operating costs, low sound emissions and reliability. A single system can supply optimum cooling to multiple refrigeration units, each receiving just the amount of cooling capacity it needs.

Inverter control of the scroll compressor maintains high efficiency, even in partial load conditions, resulting in decreased CO2 emissions, reduced operating costs and highly efficient and reliable performance in a wide range of applications.

A new economiser function allows increased cooling capacity, and hence efficiency, without increasing system size. Zeas also introduces the use of R410A refrigerant in refrigeration applications. This is currently the best compromise available for the environment, energy efficiency and equipment cost. In terms of international shipments, implementing new technology can decrease refrigerated shipping cost.

Zeas provides adaptable cooling capacity for multiple evaporators or variable refrigeration loads in ambient temperatures from -15°C to 43°C, with evaporating temperatures from -45°C to +10°C. A range of models in single, double or triple compressor systems (from 5 to 20 HP) is available for freezing and cooling applications.

Low sound levels, including “night mode” operation, a compact footprint and easy installation make Zeas ideal for a range of applications including convenience stores and supermarkets, petrol station forecourts, cold and freezer rooms, and food processing.

Reliability is further increased by the use of advanced scroll compressor technology and high-quality components. To assure operational safety, each unit is tested in the factory.