Saturday 16 December 2017

It's official: Twitter's Dublin HQ is 'greenest' in the world

Cumberland Place has achieved the highest LEED certification
Cumberland Place has achieved the highest LEED certification
Ronald Quinlan

Ronald Quinlan

Twitter's EMEA Headquarters at Cumberland Place in Dublin city centre has secured LEED Platinum-level certification for a 'Repurposed Building'. The award makes Twitter's Dublin premises one of the few office buildings in Ireland, and the first Twitter office in the world, to achieve this highest LEED certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification is recognised across the world as the benchmark of green building standards.

The renovation and repurposing of Cumberland Place is the result of a collaboration between Twitter and landlord Hibernia REIT to restore an existing Dublin landmark in accordance with the highest standards of sustainability. The project incorporated innovation at all stages including site selection, concept planning, design, construction, and post-occupation operations.

Sean Boyle, Head of Real Estate and Workplace at Twitter EMEA said: "We are very proud to be certified as LEED Platinum. Cumberland Place is a fantastic office space for our employees; the abundance of natural light, together with external green spaces and high quality indoor air circulation allows our employees and partners to do their best work in a world-class setting.

"Twitter is committed to protecting the environment through responsible and innovative business practices, and securing LEED Platinum status is a key part of this vision."

Hibernia Reit's Director of Development, Mark Pollard, also welcomed the award, saying: "This landmark 1970s office building has been remodelled into one of the finest tech offices in the city, providing first class, efficient space for Twitter to grow and succeed in Dublin city centre.

"LEED Platinum status is testament to the efforts of the entire project team, and we hope this successful refurbishment will contribute to the ongoing regeneration of this city centre location."

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