Lawler Sustainability have been shortlisted for the Facilities Management and Retrofit Project of the Year categories at the Building Performance Awards 2021, along with our sister company Lawler Consulting who have been shortlisted for Building Performance Consultancy of the Year. Having won the Building Performance Consultancy of the Year last year we are delighted to be shortlisted again this year – a great achievement for everyone here at Lawler Sustainability and Lawler Consulting.
CIBSE Project of the Year: Retrofit
This award recognises and celebrates the retrofit of a building that most effectively demonstrates high levels of user satisfaction and comfort while delivering outstanding measured building performance – CIBSE, Project of the Year: Retrofit
We are shortlisted for our involvement in the Dublin City Council Leisure Centre Upgrades completed through an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) which involved three leisure centers: Ballymun Community Swimming Pool, Finglas Leisure Centre and Markievicz Leisure Centre, covering a gross internal area of 7,209m2. The clients brief was to take an existing outline upgrade proposal and develop it into a fully developed commercial proposal incorporating a funded solution and management of the upgraded engineering systems as a turnkey project – one of the first EPC’s in Ireland! The tender had to commit to guaranteeing a minimum payment for the client (shared saving model) and carry a financial penalty if not securing the savings.
Following project works, we decreased energy consumption by 30% in the 1st Year Annual Review, and 39% in the 2nd Year Annual Review, with maintenance costs being reduced from €122,432 in 2015, to €32,126 in 2017 and to a lower figure of €15,375 in 2018. The project is on target to save Dublin City Council almost €1.6 million.
CIBSE Facilities Management
Once again, we are shortlisted for this award due to our participation in the Dublin City Council Leisure Centre Upgrades. This was a unique project which challenged the traditional FM model. So rather than a component-based approach based on the lowest cost, this model used a system-based approach and is incentivized by system performance and retaining system efficiency. It takes a longer-term maintenance duration contract, and replaces low-cost routine maintenance, topped up with minor work revenue, with an FM approach that commits to operational efficiency, total life cycle and includes repair costs normally excluded and an additional cost within an FM contract.
Congratulations to all the team for all their hard work, and those involved in preparing the award submissions. It really is a testament to the exceptional efforts and attention to detail of our team, in all projects undertaken, that we have received multiple CIBSE Award Nominations. We are looking forward to attending the awards (virtually) this year!
If you would like to know more about our work with Dublin City Council and their Energy Performance Contract click below.