Sustainability has always played a significant part in Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard's development programmes and the new expansion is no exception. This visit follows the 2013 completion of a €100m investment by Irish Distillers in Midleton, doubling capacity to meet the increased global demand for Irish whiskey while maintaining production throughout the project. Interesting building features include the 21.5m high pot still hall building envelope. The pot still hall is designed to a very high level of thermal and airtight performance. The design incorporates stack ventilation through all levels to maintain contant temperature and air quality with a heavily insulated thermal envelope and a solar wall to the south. The tour will include a presentation by Architect John Morehead of Wain Morehead Architects Cork.