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National University of Ireland Galway - Business School

Facts

Location Client Cost Completion
Co. Galway, Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway €12m 2005

Project details

This 4,700m² expansion of existing undergraduate and post graduate business school includes lecture theatre, offices, open plan study areas and servery.

The high density computer rooms are completely naturally ventilated and provide an excellent level of user comfort. This comfort is provided by an innovative stack ventilation system combined with night cooling/ thermal mass.

Brief

  • provide a low energy solution that utilised passive measures to control the internal environment as far as practicable

Results

  • this building is an excellent example of a natural ventilation solution for an educational building with relatively high internal heat loads

Integrated services

environmental engineering, sustainability