Commissioner of Irish Lights
In 2006 FKM were engaged to carry out the entire mechanical services installation for the redevelopment of the headquarters for the Commissioners of Irish Lights. The new building is an iconic landmark which integrates into its marine surroundings for both visual and sustainable effect.
The buildings utilise the adjacent sea water for both their heating and cooling. The exposed structural slab within the administration building carry embedded coils through which water, cooled from the sea, is pumped to maintain cool concrete and thus condition the space within.
The office building is ventilated using fans that are powered by the solar panels which circle the top floor. This is the same solar technology that is used extensively by Irish Lights to power their lighthouses and buoyage. The solar panels also serve to provide shading of the glazed walls on the second floor to reduce the cooling load demand.
Services are controlled by a sophisticated interactive Building Management System (BMS), which “talks` to the Facade Management System (FMS) to ensure the optimum condition for the staff.
Highlights of this project include Tempered Sea Water Heating & Cooling Systems, Specialist Ventilation Systems and Hazardous Extract Systems, high- tech Building Management Systems and Gas Leak Detection systems.