A unique feature of Evergreen is the 4 acres of retained Irish native woodland located at the south of the site. This consists of a mix of existing mature plus newly planted native woodland. By retaining and actively managing this area, the annual carbon offset is 9 tonnes per annum which is sufficient to offset the carbon generated by the ongoing operation of the common areas of the Business Park, making Evergreen a truly sustainable business location.  

Evergreen Business Park will also be Cork’s first business park where the buildings are designed to target LEED Gold standard accreditation, a barometer for healthy, efficient, carbon savings and cost-efficient green buildings.  

Sustainability features are at the forefront of the design, construction, and occupation of each individual building.  

Electrical car charging points in
car park
Solar reflective energy efficient glazing
Recycled materials where possible throughout the whole building
Designed to LEED Gold standard


LEED Gold certification represents a significant achievement in sustainability and environmental responsibility. The following sustainable design standards have been incorporated into to each Evergreen Business Park Building:

  • Energy Efficiency: LEED Gold buildings typically have advanced energy-efficient systems and equipment, such as efficient HVAC systems, LED lighting, and smart controls to minimize energy consumption.
  • Water Efficiency: They incorporate water-saving fixtures and technologies, such as low-flow toilets, faucets, and efficient irrigation systems, to reduce water usage.
  • Sustainable Materials: These buildings use environmentally friendly materials with low environmental impact, such as recycled content, locally sourced materials, and materials with low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
  • Indoor Environmental Quality: LEED Gold buildings prioritize indoor air quality by using materials and systems that promote better air circulation, ventilation, and natural daylighting. They may also include features like green cleaning practices to maintain healthy indoor environments.
  • Site Sustainability: They focus on sustainable site development, including factors such as site selection, land use planning, and transportation access. This can include features like access to public transportation, bike racks, and green spaces.
  • Waste Reduction: LEED Gold buildings aim to minimize construction waste and promote recycling and composting practices during both construction and operation phases.

Overall, LEED Gold buildings demonstrate a strong commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability across multiple aspects of building design, construction, and operation.

Sustainability Features

In addition to the 4 acres of native woodland planted to the south of the site, the following additional sustainability features will be incorporated in the park:

  • Extensive bio-diverse landscaping with over 3,000 native trees being planted.
  • All public lighting will be LED to reduce energy consumption and will be powered from a renewable energy source.
  • Designated cycling lanes to access each building.

Combined these initiatives will result in a net zero impact from the common areas of the development which will in turn support occupiers sustainability objectives.