Greenacres Grange is located adjacent to Airfield’s urban farm and gardens, on the Upper Kilmacud Road in Dublin 14. The Greenacres Grange development consists of 307 units comprised of 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments in 3 carefully arranged and designed blocks.
The development includes numerous shared amenity spaces and services such as a concierge, a creche, gym, landscaped rooftop terraces, co-working spaces and meeting rooms to enhance the sense of community and ensure an animated atmosphere and holistic living. All apartments include a small home-office area adjacent to the living area.
IN2’s NZEB compliant energy strategy for the development relies on a centrally located Air Source Heat Pump, supplemented with central condensing gas boilers. Each apartment includes a Heat Interface Unit (HIU) which will provide users with a meter reading of their individual heating and hot water usage. Heat Recovery Ventilation (HRV) units are provided to each apartment. These highly efficient ventilation units temper the incoming fresh air to both offset heating costs and reduce draughts from trickle vents.
The electrical infrastructure design ensured a total of 10% of the parking spaces were provided with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations whilst all other remaining parking spaces will be provided with a ducted connection to install EV charging stations in the future.
IN2’s detailed energy analysis used SEAI approved DEAP software to demonstrate compliance for NZEB, ensuring that each apartment achieved an ambitious A2/A3 BER rating.
IN2’s building physics team carried out extensive wind analysis of the external amenity spaces using sophisticated CFD software to analyse the predicted wind effects caused by new buildings on the external spaces. Appropriate measures for achieving sheltered, comfortable external spaces were then developed in conjunction with the landscape architects.
Extensive Sunlight & Daylight analysis was also completed demonstrating over 98% of residential bedrooms and living rooms achieved above minimum Average Daylight Factors. Results of Daylight / Sunlight Modelling informed the architects of the final arrangement of the living spaces and the facades including window aperture sizing and positioning.