Green Construction Award for Ballymun Boilerhouse Retrofit


Ballymun Boiler House project has won the Green Construction Award at the Greens Awards 2017. The Ballymun Boiler house redevelopment was part funded under the EU WISER Life Programme.

The team was delighted to pick up the Green Construction Award 2017 at the Green Awards on 21/2/2017. A great acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication of the entire project team from Dublin City Council, The Rediscovery Centre, ABK Architects, Purcell Construction and Tom Woolley, Environmental Consultant. The Green Awards are the long-standing benchmark for excellence for those demonstrating best green practice in Ireland.


The Project successfully sought to retrofit the old Boilerhouse in Ballymun  by creating an educational space and innovative learning experience demonstrating excellence in building reuse, low carbon construction and sustainable development. The prototype “3D textbook” will promote positive behavioural change with regard to resource management .

The retrofit of the building included using recycled materials from the old boilerhouse, with energy and water systems designed to conserve precious resources and demonstrate the latest research with regard to environmental sustainability. The centre will deliver targeted environmental workshops and education programmes for all ages and provide green services and products created on-site by waste reuse eco-enterprises.


The project was funded by the EU LIFE+ Programme, The Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government (now the Department of Housing, Planning, Community & Local Government and the Dept of Climate Action, Communications and Environment) Dublin City Council and The Rediscovery Centre.

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