Universal College Of Learning (UCOL) Block 9 Lighting Upgrade
After the successful delivery of the initial Interact Pro lighting system into Ucol's Block 2 in 2020 - NuGreen and Aotea National Services were re engaged by Ucol to consider the opportunity of updating legacy lighting in Block 9 - home to the culinary and early childhood education faculties - to a Interact pro system.
The legacy lighting in this block was very tired - with many failed lamps, interesting mounting locations and outdated luminaire choices present throughout much of the block. NuGreen considered re formatting the lighting infrastructure where possible - as well as a synchronisation of the lighting types in order to achieve a cohesive look and feel across the hole building.
Pairing these aesthetics with the proven Interact control functionality has enabled teaching spaces to be personalised - as well as optimising the performance of the infrastructure. Staff members have been empowered to control lighting parameters through a phone based App. Unique scenes have been loaded in certain areas like the restaurant to provide better ambiance - achieved through dialling in unique light levels for each luminaire in the area.
The great thing about the system is that it is totally configurable – so in the event that teaching spaces evolve in the future – all lighting outcomes can be reconfigured to suit – which is great for future proofing the infrastructure for UCOL.
The achieved energy savings delivered by the project were in excess of 69% with 85,000 kWh of energy saved annually – equivalent to 12 households of energy saved every year. This equates to carbon emissions savings equivalent to taking 5 cars off the road every year.
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