TOT Architects seeks to create buildings that are sustainable in design and in use. Buildings are designed to use energy and materials to minimise harm to the environment while being healthy and comfortable in use. Our buildings adapt to changing requirements by affording flexibility in layout and configuration.
The earliest design response is directed and underpinned by environmentally sound criteria. An understanding of local conditions influences orientation and building form. The integration of appropriate structural and environmental solutions produces buildings that function predictably and within agreed cost limits. State of the art environmental engineering solutions are incorporated where appropriate. Energy efficiency can be achieved through the minimal use of energy within cooling, heating and lightning systems.
Good sustainable design produces an efficient, lasting and elegant relationship of usage, form, circulation, mechanical systems and construction technology. In addition to creating more healthy environments for users, good sustainable design has become a perquisite for the commercial success of our buildings.
TOT has designed several commercial buildings to reach LEED Gold standards. The Hyde and Herbert Buildings at The Park in Carrickmines both achieved a Bream ‘Very Good’ rating and a net to gross of 82%. TOT are currently designing 2 new commercial office blocks, one at The Park in Carrickmines, The Hampstead Building is targeting a LEED Gold standard. The second office building will be located in Leopardstown, One South County is also targeting a LEED Gold standard.