Garda Headquaters

Garda Headquaters

Office of Public Works
Sustainability & Climate Action 

An Garda Síochána Headquarters in Phoenix Park is one of Ireland’s most famous public buildings, built in 1842 for the new Constabulary, and first occupied by the new An Garda Síochána in 1923.  

Aligned to the OPW’s commitment to investing in sustainable solutions and upgrading heating systems in public buildings, An Garda Síochána was the first police service in the world to achieve the globally recognised International Energy Management Standard (ISO 50001) and has been reducing its carbon footprint the over last number of years.  Last year the Garda Siochana announced their Climate Action Roadmap embracing sustainability, resilience, and innovation to safeguarding our environment. With this roadmap, they commit to reducing their carbon footprint through a variety of projects including the ambition to install heatpumps organisation wide, including the installation by the OPW of an energy efficient Enerblue Black Heatpump at the Garda Headquaters. 

Enerblue’s Black HeatPump is the Perfect Choice for Your Retrofit Project

The OPW is committed to improving building efficiencies throughout their buildings. As such they specified the Black High Temperature Heatpump because it’s the ideal choice for any retrofit project.

  • High temperature capability eliminates the need to adjust internal pipe sizes.
  • Utilises R513A refrigerant gas with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of only 572, so therefore is kinder to the environment.
  • No interference with existing heating infrastructure (radiators, etc.).
  • Reduces the carbon footprint by avoiding the replacement of pipes and radiators.
  • Ideal for renovations due to its compatibility with existing systems.
  • Can work with gas boilers, during the transition to a fully sustainable system.


The Enerblue Heat Pump Range

Enerblue’s range of high temperature heat pumps are designed using innovative technology to promote responsible energy for a more sustainable future.

  • Enerblue’s high temperature heat pumps use innovative technology for sustainable energy.
  • Complete range of A/A+/A++ class heat pumps and cooling-only solutions for commercial and industrial use.
  • Utilises natural gases such as CO2, R290 (propane) and other gases such as R513A to reduce Global Warming Potential (GWP).
  • Future-proof investment with energy-efficient, decarbonised high temperature heat pumps and natural refrigerant chillers developed by Enerblue’s R&D department.


At Keane Environmental Ltd., we understand that every job, large or small, has its own challenges.  We’d be delighted to work with you to find the correct solution for your building.  If you’d like to hear more about this or any of our other projects, contact us today.

Consulting Engineers: Varming

Client: OPW

Suppliers: Keane Environmental Ltd.

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