Project Savings


KWH saved per annum

7.5 tonnes

Carbon saved per annum


Equivalent average households

Universal College Of Learning (UCOL) Lighting Upgrade


NuGreen was commissioned through our contracting partner Aotea National Services to consider energy efficiency opportunities for their client UCOL – Palmerston North tertiary institution – part of their service level agreement.

NuGreen met with UCOL to understand more about their operating environment and collectively identified the Block 2 (art and photography block) as being a candidate both for energy savings, but also operational improvement. 

NuGreen entered discussions with various supplier partners in order to identify some appropriate lighting innovations to trial in Block 2 and ultimately proposed a new wireless interactive lighting control system from Signify – Interact Pro. This system would deliver energy savings, improve the functionality of the lighting system for the Lecturers who need the flexibility of dimming and controlling individual lights, without having to modify any of the existing wiring infrastructure – which did not include any wired control lines.

NuGreen delivered the project and commissioned the controls in house to maximise the energy savings by turning luminaire off via sensors when no one is using spaces and by giving lecturers the ability to control the lights via an app on their phones.

Post delivery energy data analysis confirmed the new Interact pro lighting system delivered energy savings of 81% from legacy and provided improved control to the end user.

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Client Testimonial

NuGreen were commissioned by UCOL to deliver an innovative LED lighting control system at our arts and photography block. Their delivery team was professional – working in with our service contractors – Aotea – to deliver the project. The delivered system did everything they said it would and the verified energy savings out performed their forecasts. These improvements to site safety via minimal maintenance are significant for us."

Peter Handcock – Director of Facilities Management