We were delighted to be featured in the latest episode of Sussed, an online sustainability show produced by Pinergy. As Ireland’s most sustainable shopping centre, we have invested significantly in projects to enhance the sustainability weighting of the shopping centre.
Pinergy, the smart clean energy supplier and solutions business has released the second episode of its online show, Sussed, which features three Irish businesses and details how they are contributing to a more sustainable economy through their investment in their buildings.
In this episode, presenter Ami Skimming Black a leading architect meets with general manager Justin Young, who talks her through some of our innovations and practices. Mahon Point is BREEAM accredited, the leading assessment method for understanding and assessing how buildings are rated through their sustainability credentials.
From the square kilometre of photovoltaic panels on the rooftops powering the public areas, down to the EV chargers in the parking lots, at Mahon Point we are pushing the normalization of sustainable energy for the benefit of the community and reducing pressure on the national energy grid. Energy for the Mahon Point Shopping Centre comes from 100% renewable providers while LED lights around the centre slash energy costs.
Non-energy specific practices like creating our own ground-water supply is also taking the strain off the public infrastructure. Mahon Point Shopping Centre makes use of a zero waste landfill site, recycles 100% of waste in the building and have a food composting system as well having our own onsite well which provides all our non-potable requirements in the common areas of the Mall. This puts less pressure on the public infrastructure and less external demand on Irish Water.
The episode is presented by leading architect and Co-founder of Little Black Box Collective, Ami Skimming Black. Ami is passionate about sustainably repurposing derelict and vacant buildings in Ireland and is campaigning for positive changes to how we approach construction in Ireland, focusing on sustainable green developments built for the future.
Partnering with Pinergy, Ami is on a mission to raise awareness on what people can do to sustainably repurpose homes and businesses in Ireland and showcase how it can have a positive impact on local communities and the economy.
The episode features two other businesses Pure Camping, an eco-camping and glamping business in County Clare and DRES Properties, developers of Ireland’s most sustainable new homes based in Co.Wicklow.
The full episode can now be viewed on YouTube here.