21CD twenty-first century development

Clonburris, Dublin, Ireland

South Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

Clonburris is a mixed-use suburban community located in Dublin. The development will contain eight unique neighborhoods with parks, schools, and other services.

Size:

250 acres; 500,000 residents; 25,000 apartments

Dates:

2009 - 2021

Project Team:

Project Manager Bo Aronsson

Intent:

Connect the city communities, create a vibrant city center, and promote an easy way to live sustainably.

Performance levels achieved:

  • Standard

  • Good

  • Better

  • Living

  • Regenerative

Place
Limits to Growth
Food
Habitat
Transportation
Water
Energy
Health + Happiness
Civilized Environment
Neighborhood Design
Biophilia
Resilient Connections
Materials
Material Plan
Embodied Energy & Carbon
Waste
Equity
Neighborhood & Access
Access to Nature
Access to Community Services
Investment
Beauty
Inspiration

Goals & Strategies:

Place

Food

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Community garden plots.

Habitat

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Diverse park system that includes different ecosystems, bioswales.

Transportation

Goals: Reduce dependence on cars, complete 83% of commuting trips without cars.

Strategies: Two new train stations to service Clonburris. Walkability. Residents live near amenities. Bike infrastructure and car sharing.

Water

Water

Goals: Not defined.

Strategies: Stormwater managed through bioswales, ponds, and permeable pavers. Greywater collection for non-potable uses. Commercial areas will use oil interceptors, screening, filtration, and water storage for reuse of grey water.

Energy

Energy

Goals: Mandatory renewable energy: 30% on-site renewable, 30% off-site renewable.

Strategies: On- and off-site renewable energy. District heating. 80% of residential floor space equipped with space heating and hot water from district heating. 5% of units meet passive house standard. Ban on clothing dryers. A committee will monitor compliance with GHG indicators and continuously improve the community energy efficiency standards.

Health + Happiness

Materials

Embodied Energy & Carbon

Goals: 80% of materials meet an A rating from BRE's Green Guide. 80% of on-site timber reclaimed or reused.

Strategies: Specified recycled materials for construction. Use of LCAs and environmental indicators to select materials based on reducing impacts.

Waste

Goals: 10% of construction material should be recycled or reused.

Strategies: Recycling of greywater.

Equity

Neighborhood & Access

Goals: 15% affordable units. Designated Sustainable Development Zone to develop Regional Planning Guidelines.

Strategies: Minimum daylighting requirements. Community amenities: central plaza, library, community spaces, cafe, shopping, parks, gyms, walkable from public transportation. 5 schools with walkable commutes.

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Sources: Zoning the Garden State  |  Clonburris Presentation  |  Sustainable City

*Note: This case study was developed using found information.