This new development of residential apartments on Gardiner Street, Dublin are in two joined buildings, one of five and the other seven storeys with communal facilities. There are also 3 new retail units on the ground floor fronting on to Gardiner Street.
Onsite facilities include car parking and landscaped gardens complete with new street railings. The linked buildings of this scheme face busy city streets and are planned around a sunny internal courtyard. The apartments are devoted to homes for elderly residents, each with a living room and generous balcony, opening to the central garden. The Building Energy Rating (BER) of the dwellings are rated B1 – A3.
The Developer of the project wanted to look at options to heat the communal areas of the building. ATC were contacted by an Electrical Wholesaler to provide their proposal for an energy efficient heating solution for this project. One of the main requirements for the development was to reduce the amount of electrical load on a previously specified heating system and to ensure that the efficiency of the development would give maximum comfort to the residents. An ATC Technical representative met with the electrical contractor on site to assess and review the project. He received the drawings and relevant information to allow him to come back with a proposal.
The following week ATC made a presentation to the contractor outlining the proposed size and location of the Sun Ray Radiators to heat the common areas including corridors and hallways. The presentation included a detailed Energy Cost Report outlining the projected energy costs over twelve months against specific parameters. ATC was able to show that by using ATC Sun Ray Radiators that this system could provide the building occupiers a modern energy efficient electrical heating solution and also save them money over the course of the year.
This proposal had to be approved by the Consulting Engineers for the project J.V. Tierney. The proposal was submitted to them for their review and approval. We are pleased to confirm that the heating system was approved for use throughout the scheme in all the common areas.
There are 65 of the 1500W Sun Ray Plus Heaters and 11 of the 1800W Sun Ray Plus Heaters in the common areas of the development.
In addition to the Sun Ray Plus Heaters used in Father Scully House there is also 138m² of ATC Ecofloor underfloor heating mats and floor insulation used in the lift lobbies in the development.