IES Consulting carried out LEED energy modelling for this pharmaceutical plant located in County Waterford, Ireland.
The building has been designed with high energy efficiency in mind by employing a number of low energy design strategies. This included the following features:
One of the most challenging aspects of the project was the modelling of the clean rooms. The design had to take into consideration a number of factors including the incorporation of a desiccant dehumidification wheel, high process electrical and steam consumption, a district steam CHP plant providing steam for the manufacturing process and space heating, and a VRF cooling system. However, the consulting team’s efforts paid off with the project achieving total energy cost savings of 31.42%.