Tipperary Energy Agency’s work on the Lahinch Leisure Centre has been nominated for a prestigious engineering award. You can now vote for their project to win the award.
Illustration : Tipperary Energy Agency
The Tipperary Energy Agency (TEA) was delighted to announce today that their deep retrofit of Lahinch Leisure Centre has featured in Engineers Ireland’s new ‘Engineering Excellence Digital Series’, held in association with the nation’s Electricity Supply Board. Four engineering projects were selected to represent Ireland’s top engineering initiatives undertaken in the fields of innovation, sustainability, buildings and structures, and infrastructure in 2022.
Moreover, TEA’s work on Lahinch Leisure Centre is also shortlisted for the ‘Engineering Endeavour of 2022 Award’. For the next week, you can cast a vote for the project by clicking through the button below. Voting closes on Friday, December 9th.
The Lahinch Leisure Centre retrofit journey began in September 2018 when the agency’s building services team completed an energy audit to understand how much energy the building was using and pinpoint necessary works to upgrade the facility.
At this stage, the Leisure Centre had an E BER (Building Energy Rating). The building, part of which was constructed in 1960, had inefficient lighting and was poorly insulated with single glazed windows. Today, Lahinch Leisure Centre has a BER A3 Energy Rating and has NZEB (Near Zero Energy Building) status. Read the full story HERE.