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Colaiste Choilm, Co. Offaly, Ireland

CASE STUDY

Client: Colaiste Choilm
Value: €5.4m

The Colaiste Choilm project involved the design and construction of a new school to be located on the existing site of Colaiste Choilm Community School, Co. Offaly. The new school consists of a three storey building containing administration, circulation, teaching accommodation, specialist rooms and a sports hall.

The development was handed over in two phases:

Phase One – Construction of new school and playing pitch.

Phase Two – Demolition of existing school and construction of car parking areas.

Green Building Award 2012

The scheme was the first A2 rated and most airtight school in Ireland.

  • Total annual energy use of only 57kWh/m2/year while offering notably improved air quality
  • Carbon impact reduction of approximately 40% relative to current standards
  • Average U-Value 50% below current building standards
  • Water consumption 65% lower than a typical school, with 90% of flushed water recovered from rainwater