Towards Net Zero Awards





Congratulations to all the winners at the Towards Net Zero Awards 2023. Irish Construction News was delighted once again be a sponsor of this very important awards programme.   

After a great deal of deliberation on the part of the panel of assessors, the winners of this year’s Towards NetZero Ireland Awards were presented with their trophies at a major industry gathering in the RDS recently. The 100 or so net zero leaders who attended, comprised a mix of architects, consultant engineers and contractors. Collaboration of the entire construction team is essential in pursuit of the net zero goal, and these awards encourage and reward those who work as a collective to do just that. The judges’ task proved exceptionally challenging this year because of the increase in the number of submissions, and the high quality of the projects. It is obvious that architects, consulting engineers, contractors – and their clients – have bought into the net zero objective, at both the commercial and residential levels, and this augers well for Ireland’s overall net zero target.

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Towards Net Zero Awards 2023 winners and sponsors. Mona Duff, (Judge); Paula Kirk (Arup, and Net Zero Champion 2023); Robbie Cousins (Irish Construction News); and Michael Curran (Judging Panel Chair).

The winners at the 2023  Towards Net Zero Awards were:

NETZERO CHAMPION – Sponsor: Irish Construction News

Paula Kirk, Director and Global Leader Climate & Sustainability, Arup

Design Practice winners DTA Architects: (L to r): Tomas O’Leary, (Judge and Net Zero Champion 2022); Stefany Georgieva (DTA); David Kenny (Forbo Flooring); Niall Rowan (DTA); John Maguire (DTA); Leanne Martin (DTA); John Macken (Judge); and Declan Crowley (DTA).

DESIGN PRACTICE CATEGORY – Sponsor: Forbo Flooring Systems

Winner – DTA Architects

Highly commended – Henry J Lyons


Winner – 1 Cumberland Place, Dublin 2 – Meehan Green and Hibernia REG

Highly commended – Premier Inn Hotel, Gloucester Street South, Dublin 2 DTA Architects and Vision Contracting

Highly commended – Cherrywood Sustainable Meeting Pods MOLA Architects and ClearyDoyle

HOUSING CATEGORY – Sponsor: Soprema Winner – Bungalow retrofit – SustainABLE

Highly commended – Millfield PassivHaus, Cork – The Passivhaus Architecture Company

Highly commended – Passive House on the Marina, Cork – Wain Morehead Architects


RETROFIT CATEGORY – Sponsor: Automatic Winner – The Rubrics Building, Trinity College – Pascall + Watson

Highly commended – Central Plaza, Dublin – Henry J Lyons

Commended – Beaufort Housing Development Dun Laoghaire – SSE Airtricity Energy Services and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

PUBLIC BUILDING CATEGORY – Sponsor: Reynaers Aluminium

Winner – Erne Campus, South West College, Enniskillen – Mullarkey Pedersen Architects

Highly commended – Strength & Conditioning Squad Gym, UCC – ’Connell Mahon

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