Coopers Cross in Dublin, Republic of Ireland, will soon be adding 2,000 low-carbon aluminium architectural fins on the exterior of office buildings to reduce the heating and cooling costs of those buildings.
The fins will be produced by Alucraft and made from Norsk Hydro’s REDUXA low-carbon aluminium, which emits 75 percent less carbon than comparable mainstream aluminium products. The fins, which are 2 inches thick and 49 feet long, are designed to reduce solar gain, which significantly reduces the need for artificial cooling and heat.
Coopers Cross is a development between Kennedy Wilson and Cain International. The firm estimates that the addition of the aluminium fins will cut its carbon footprint by 1.9 million kilograms of CO2 equivalent once installed.
Peter McKenna of Kennedy Wilson told local media that the addition of aluminium fins at the site are proof positive of the firm’s commitment to sustainability.
“Kennedy Wilson continues to respond to the significant occupier demand for sustainable and energy efficient buildings that provide an exceptional wellness experience.”
“The architectural fins underscore our environmental commitment and will reduce the embodied carbon at Coopers Cross, setting a new standard for innovation in design and construction in Ireland,” McKenna continued.
The firm said the addition of the aluminium fins to its office buildings will reduce its carbon footprint at Coopers Cross by an equivalent to 2,365 flights from Dublin to New York.