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National University of Ireland Galway - Human Biology Building


Location Client Completion
Co. Galway, Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway May 2017

Project details

This facility encompasses three schools; Pharmacology, Physiology and Gross Anatomy. The building will house teaching, research laboratories and research facilities.

BDP have set out specific targets for the building aiming to generate a minimum of 5% of the building’s electrical energy usage on site from pure renewables, i.e. Photovoltaics. Highly efficient boilers will work in conjunction with Combined Heat and Power units to provide the building with heating. Absorption chillers are to be installed as part of the energy efficient design solution, in effect giving tri-generation to the building.


  • the client wished to promote a holistic energy efficient design


  • the design team are on target to achieve an A rating under the Commercial Energy Rating marking scheme and a BREEAM Excellent rating

Integrated services

environmental engineering, sustainability