Luminaire
The delivery of low-energy buildings that interact with the environment is just one of the factors that will influence the design of office lighting, as HUGH KING explains.
lamps
As a result of recent and forthcoming changes in legislation, sending discharge lamps to landfill will soon be a thing of the past. BRYAN NEILL discusses the implications of these changes and the emergence of recycling as the only feasible route for lamp disposal.
Northampton
NEIL JONES examines the philosophy behind the use of controls to realise better lit buildings and lower energy consumption.
Steinel
To achieve a significant reduction in lighting costs, the 4-star Riverbank Plaza hotel in London has installed lighting sensors from Steinel. When the hotel was built about a year ago, sensors were not installed. However, to save energy and reduce costs, the management consulted lighting experts, who advised that installing sensors and energy-saving lamps would significantly reduce costs.
To achieve a significant reduction in lighting costs, the 4-star Riverbank Plaza hotel in London has installed lighting sensors from Steinel. When the hotel was built about a year ago, sensors were not installed. However, to save energy and reduce costs, the management consulted lighting experts, who advised that installing sensors and energy-saving lamps would significantly reduce costs.
simmtronic
Lighting-control specialist Simmtronic has considerably enhanced its commissioning and maintenance services for lighting projects with a restructuring of its engineering operations.
luminaire
To meet growing demands for luminaires in sports halls with higher light outputs, Whitecroft Lighting has introduced the Serve 6 fitting. They use six 55 W TC-L lamps. Serve 6 meets CIBSE LG4 guidelines and has a low profile to minimise intrusion into areas with low ceiling heights. They can also be used in warehouses, factories and distribution centres.
Compact fluorescent lamps with a life of 48 000 h are available from Greenstock. This life is guaranteed when operated on electronic ballasts and a 12-hour switching cycles.
testing
A wire-free system for testing emergency lighting systems has been developed by P4. Fastel KFR brings all the benefits of Fastel technology into a radio-monitored LAN addressable self-testing system. Because no data wiring is required to the emergency luminaires, Fastel KFR can be installed very quickly and effectively.
lab
Ridi’s shallow-profile T5 Waveline diffuser luminaire is now available with a polycarbonate reeded lens, adding impact resistance and fire retardance to its qualities.
T8
Chalmor’s EasiFit T5 kit provides a quick and efficient way to upgrade existing light fittings that use T8 lamps. The replacement T5 lamps last longer, are more efficient and have a higher light output.
guidance

Metal-halide lighting

23 August, 2006
Venture Lighting’s catalogue on HID lighting systems is described as an invaluable tool for the lighting designer. Information includes light output, life, colour and applications.
bulkhead fitting
The Crompton Patriot bulkhead luminaire from Cooper Lighting & Security offers robust, durable and energy-efficient lighting indoors and outdoors.
Nick Cullen
NICK CULLEN argues that exploiting the potential of energy efficiency to reduce carbon emissions comes well ahead of implementing renewable technology.
loft
PAUL KILBURN finds that the new Building Regulations provide welcome guidance on providing energy-efficient ventilation.
doorway
KAREN TREWICK explores how electric-heating solutions can improve a building’s energy efficiency.
VRF
Renewable energy is used to provide heating and cooling for the 3400 m2 logistics centre of Olympus KeyMed at Southend using a ground-source installation. A Mitsubishi Electric WR2 heating/cooling system uses 50 boreholes 98 m deep to draw heat from the ground for heating or to use the ground as a heat sink when the building requires cooling. The system was designed by consultants ME Engineers and installed by Total Concept Solutions.
Trane
Many chiller systems fall far short of delivering their optimum efficiency, even when linked to control systems. JIM KILCOYNE explains how fine-tuning a system can make a significant difference to performance.
Swansea
An independent analysis of gas consumption for the heating system at County Hall, Swansea has shown a 21% reduction in gas use following the installation of a heating energy controller from Fuelstretcher.
controller
The efficiency of wet underfloor or radiator heating systems can be improved using a controller from ESSCO Controls to vary the flow temperature according to outside temperature.
science centre
Fine tuning an established building-management system can help achieve huge reductions in energy consumption. NORMAN FERGUSON explains how.
bristol office

Energy-efficient cooling

22 August, 2006
Evaporative cooling can be very effective for cooling the indoor environment, particularly large spaces. Its capital and operating costs are also much lower than conventional air conditioning, as STEVE KIRKWOOD explains.
bristol office

Energy-efficient cooling

22 August, 2006
Evaporative cooling can be very effective for cooling the indoor environment, particularly large spaces. Its capital and operating costs are also much lower than conventional air conditioning, as STEVE KIRKWOOD explains.
nature reserve
The already low heating requirement of the new Nature Centre at Attenborough Nature Reserve, opened recently by Sir David Attenborough, is met by a wet underfloor heating system served by a heat pump drawing energy from the adjacent lake.
nature reserve
The already low heating requirement of the new Nature Centre at Attenborough Nature Reserve, opened recently by Sir David Attenborough, is met by a wet underfloor heating system served by a heat pump drawing energy from the adjacent lake.
cutaway
Electronically commutated motors provide clear advantages over AC or conventional DC motors in terms of service life, controllability, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness explains CIVE PALFREY.



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Part 1: Office of the future

Alan Jamieson of Peldon Rose discusses the changes and trends of building services within offices and the focus of wellbeing. 

Alastair Martin: The energy market right now

Chief Strategy Officer at Flexitricity expresses the current state of the energy market and the need for flexibility. 

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