The pilot PEB covers a core of five buildings within the Georgian district of Limerick, anchored around Gardens International, the Limerick Twenty Thirty 112,000sq ft building developed on Henry Street to LEED Gold standard efficiency - one of the world’s leading energy standards.
The other buildings signed up for the programme are Limerick Chamber of Commerce and Rooney Auctioneers on O’Connell Street; Limerick’s General Post Office, Lower Cecil Street and Limerick Youth Services on Glentworth Street - all within the ‘Georgian neighbourhood’.
A key plank of the programme will be data harvesting, with data around energy usage/ consumption collected and analysed over the period of the programme. Simultaneously, a range of new solutions based on digital technologies and digital platforms will be put in place to enable a cluster of buildings to become a net energy producer and not just a consumer.
This will include retrofitting older buildings, introducing technologies such as heat-pumps, PV panels, energy storage solutions and electric cars.
+CityxChange will also adapt local innovations, most significantly the deployment of a revolutionary tidal turbine developed by Limerick company Gkinetic. This unique turbine will be placed in and harness the power of the River Shannon in the heart of Limerick City, generating electricity for the positive energy zone.