Hayes Higgins Partnership has carried out energy upgrades for nine Dublin City Council Libraries including:

  • Pembroke

  • Rathmines

  • Drumcondra

  • Phibsborough

  • Ringsend

  • Ballyfermot

  • Cabra

  • Charleville Mall

  • Marino


To secure funding for each of these projects a building energy efficiency survey had to be carried out. Using our experience, as registered BER assessors and in sustainable energy design, we were able to assess the current performance of the buildings and offer a number of phased upgrade options to improve the building energy performances. We included detailed whole life cost analyses for each option and saving comparisons. With our expertise in all areas of M&E design we were able to find a tailored solution for each library each of which successfully received funding.


Name of Project: Dublin City Centre Libraries

Client: Dublin City Council


Survey Design Element:

Working on Dublin City Council libraries has involved several differing innovative approaches to improving building energy performance. It provided great experience in the detailed analyses of existing buildings with a large scope of services and range. Also the specific aim of securing funding, our success in this aim and constant reappointment reflects our level of expertise in this area

Description of Role:

M&E Design Consultants

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Design Team:

John Hayes – Managing Partner

Shane Tierney – M&E Director

Paul Nolan – Project Engineer