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Drogheda Fire and Rescue, a Sustainable Public Building.

Designed with sustainability principles to the forefront.

We are very proud to have built this very prominent public building in Drogheda Co. Louth. This building incorporates the latest technology and maximises the use of sustainable construction materials. We used a large amount of concrete in the construction of this building and it was all ggbs concrete by eco cement, which has particular qualities which become apparent when you are trying to achieve a very high quality finish. By the end of this contract we had become experts in working with GGBS concrete. The exposed concrete is finished to the most exceptional standards.

GGBS cement. Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) cement is a by-product of the steel industry. Molten slag lying on top of the molten iron in the blastfurnace comprises silicates (glass), and is the raw material for GGBS cement. The molten slag - of no use to the steel making process - is cooled and then finely ground to form GGBS cement.

  • Solar panels for hot water.
  • Rain Water Harvesting System installed in on rooves and yards for reuse as grey water.
  • Combined heat and power unit (CHP) installed, generating all the power needed to run the station with surplus power sold to the national grid
  • Separate zoning in rooms for heat, individually thermostatically controlled for maximum efficiency
  • All timber used was FSC standard.
  • Low energy lighting and motion sensors installed throughout.
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