ESB International’s head office at One Dublin Airport Central has won a major Corporate Social Responsibility award at the fourteenth annual Chambers Ireland Corporate Social Responsibility awards ceremony. The award was won in the ‘Sustainable Buildings in Excellence in the Environment’ category for the recently redeveloped building.
Dublin Airport is the first organisation in Ireland to achieve a LEED Platinum sustainability accreditation. The prestigious LEED Platinum (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) award was granted by the United States Green Building Council in February 2017 in recognition of the implementation of both practical and measurable strategies and solutions intended to deliver the highest levels of sustainability performance across a range of areas including: site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and internal environment quality.
The refurbishment project marked the commencement of Dublin Airport Central which will continue this year with the next phase of development, consisting of 41,000sq of Grade A, LEED Gold targeted commercial office accommodation and a generous 1.25 acres of common collaborative parkland.
It is hoped that the delivery of Dublin Airport Central as a unique, highly efficient and truly connected business location will create an economic area of strategic national importance leveraging the economic synergies between the airport and the world’s top multi-national corporations.
In response to the achievement, Brian Coppinger, Head of Dublin Airport Central said
‘This is a fantastic win for everyone involved and is testament to the collaborative work between numerous stakeholders that has been done during the delivery of ONE, Dublin Airport Central and that we hope to carry forward into the delivery of the next phase of Dublin Airport Central’
Image 1:L-R: John Heffernan, Eoin Murray, Neil Quinn, Ollie Brogan, Kevin Toland, Pat O’Doherty, Ger McCabe, Brian Coppinger, Lorcan Tyrrell
Image 2: Building before redevelopment (constructed in 1966)
Image 3: During Construction - 400 jobs were supported during the redevelopment
Image 4: Post Construction View of One Dublin Airport Central