The new €80m 11,400 sq m Trinity Business School building was officially opened in May 2019. The building is located on TCD’s city-centre campus and includes a 600 seat auditorium, smart classrooms with the latest digital technology, an Executive Education centre and an Innovation and Entrepreneurial hub. Fronting onto Pearse Street and the University campus, the near zero energy building also provides another link between the city and the University. A 70 sq m living wall is located on Pearse Street and comprises seven different species of plans carefully selected to suit its north-eastern aspect. As well as offering a stunning visual effect, living walls provide a welcome boost to the biodiversity of a facade and are recognised for their potential to add a valuable habitat for nature. The new building’s southern aspect will be equally environmentally friendly and green due to the installation of a very large Brise Soleil. Sustainability is at the heart of the new building and key design features include low energy ventilation systems, motion and time-controlled LED-based lighting and rainwater harvesting. Some 500sq m of photovoltaic panels intalled on the roof contribute to the electrical provision of the building and offsetting 35 tonnes of carbon per annum. Water for toilets is provided by recycled rainwater.