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Ipswich Building Society

Ipswich Building Society

Background

Located in the town's Ransomes Europark development, the head office was originally equipped with 4 x 36W switch-start Category 2 modular fittings, which were being replaced at the end of their life.

The Needs

The overall design goal for the building's new lighting scheme was to achieve a significant reduction in energy consumption while creating a well-lit environment.

The Solution

The old fittings were replaced by Cooper's Intellect Digital Combiform Plus semi-recessed luminaires, which use a combination of direct and indirect illumination to create a highquality lit environment. To achieve maximum energy efficiency, the luminaires provide occupancy-detection and daylight-monitoring facilities and can be linked together in programmable zones to suit the needs of staff working in the building.

In addition, the luminaires are equipped with 4000K triphosphor compact fluorescent lamps, high-frequency dimmable control gear and Cooper's 'plug and play' Connect Wiring System, which makes connection of mains power to the fittings both quick and easy.

The Result

The new lighting scheme is inherently much more efficient than the previous generation of luminaires, with a projected 50% reduction in the amount of energy consumed. The scheme also delivered immediate energy savings by reducing the total number of fittings required by almost 10%.

In recognition of its effectiveness, the new lighting scheme was highly commended in the Indoor Workplace category of the Lighting Industry Federation's 2009 Energy Management and Innovation in Lighting Award Scheme (EMILAS).

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