Gardens International goes green in Limerick

A European building sustainability expert has declared that Gardens International has set a new standard in sustainability in Limerick.

The 112,000 sq ft development on Henry Street is a mixture of iconic red brick structure and modern day glass features.

Kay Killmann, Managing Director of Green Business Certification, visited the newly opened offices to examine building.

GBCI, which oversees the LEED certification process, is the premier organisation independently recognising excellence in green business industry performance and practice globally.

Mr Killmann travelled to Ireland to view new buildings that have achieved the LEED standard.

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“If you’re working in an office environment, you’re spending almost 90 percent of your entire day inside. We’ve all become experienced with getting tired because of bad ventilation, of having a dark workspace because of little or no windows, of having smells in buildings because of fresh paint or carpet.

“The LEED standard addresses all these criteria and makes sure there is no hazardous impact for people who work there. They are not just environmentally sustainable but they are healthy.” he said.

Gardens International was opened in March following an 18-month build and its first tenant will be in place later this year.