Sustainable Energy Community upgrade programme

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Studio Negri, SE Systems & SEAI are working with the IWA Clontarf campus to create a Sustainable Energy Community. A Sustainable Energy Community [SEC] is a community in which everyone works together to develop a sustainable-energy system. To achieve this, the aim is to be as energy-efficient as possible using renewable energy to develop decentralised energy supplies. This integrated approach … Read More

Universal Design and the Garden of Remembrance

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Studio Negri and the Office of Public Works are undertaking a programme of upgrading, maintenance and conservation at the Garden of Remembrance, in preparation for the Commemoration of the Rising in 2016. The works include the installation of a lift and ramp for universal access to the podium; the conservation of the Children of Lir sculpture; the installation of a … Read More

Universal Design and the Krups factory conversion, Limerick

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The new Resource and Outreach Centre for the Irish Wheelchair Association is underway in Roxboro Road, Limerick. The project involves the Conversion and Change of Use of a unit within the original Krups factory and takes advantage of the fabulous north facing rooflights. Krups Engineering came to Limerick around 1962 and employed several hundred people and some 1,500 workers in … Read More

Wheelchair Accessibility and Retrofitting Homes: Grants and Funding in Ireland

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Retrofitting the architecture of an existing home can be expensive. But Ireland has various grants and funding options to make a home more disability-accessible. Wheelchair Accessibility Grants Ireland If it would cost over €6,000 to make your home suitable for someone with a disability or a mental health difficulty, you may be eligible for a means-testedHousing Adaptation Grant for People with a … Read More

Wheelchair Accessibility and Architecture: Principles of Universal Design

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The Seven Principles of Universal Design were developed in 1997 by a working group of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers in the North Carolina State University. Principles of universal design 1. Equitable use – the design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities 2. Flexibility in use – accommodating a wide range of individual preferences and abilities 3. Simple and … Read More