With over 70 Moxy hotels across 3 continents, this project involved the development of the first Moxy in Ireland. Located in the heart of Dublin, the project comprised of the conversion and extension of the existing 1970’s style office block Sackville House to facilitate the new 158 bedroom boutique hotel.
The hotel is operated by the international hotel brand, Marriott. The Moxy includes meeting facilities with independent M&E systems and control operation, a gym and a restaurant with bar facilities.
IN2 was appointed to design the M&E systems and provide advice on sustainable design.
BER analysis was undertaken using Tas Dynamic Simulation Modelling for the preliminary building design and assumptions on façade treatments. In order to analyse the ventilation, a 3D model of the bedroom was developed by IN2 in-house including the critical design parameters required to simulate ventilation performance. Once the model was complete the simulation was run to model air quality using the CO2 concentration metric as recommended in CIBSE guidelines. The analysis confirms that the bedrooms' Average Air Quality is within the ‘Excellent’ category as advised by CIBSE.
The Moxy achieved NZEB building regulations ahead of the formal introduction of these in December 2020. This was accomplished by a combination of reduced air leakage and incorporation energy efficient mechanical and electrical installation including condensing boiler plant, variable speed fans and pumps, VRF heating and cooling, as well as low energy lighting and associated control systems.