Low-carbon office enjoys Ex-Or lighting control

Ex-Or lighting control contributes to the low-carbon footprint of the Acergy office campus near Aberdeen.

The £120 000 worth of lighting-management systems supplied by Ex-Or for the Acergy office campus at Westhill Business Park near Aberdeen manages the lighting and controls scene setting and dimming.

The main office building has 10 700 m2 on three levels. It includes open-plan and cellular offices, conference facilities, training rooms and restaurant. There is also an extensive workshop and warehousing area and an archive building, which also has lighting control from Ex-Or.

Ex-Or lighting controls and systems have also been installed in the leisure complex, which includes squash courts, multi-purpose gym, weights room, sports hall and function suite for use by Acergy’s 650 staff and their families.

Acergy is a seabed-to-surface engineering and construction contractor for the global oil and gas industry.

The Ex-Or lighting-management systems automatically ensure that lights throughout the campus are on only where and when needed, based on occupancy and natural light levels.

The MLS digital managed lighting systems use communicating presence detectors to share information on occupancy patterns in all areas of the campus. It is complemented by SceneSelect II, which enables Acergy personnel to create and recall custom preset scenes. The ability to switch between different scenes at the touch of a button helps to save energy, as lighting can be adjusted according to ambient light levels or set to switch off automatically when areas are not in use.

Solar gain has been maximised and heat loss minimised by the aspect and location of the buildings. Internal temperatures are controlled by a ground-source heating/cooling systems 100 m deep. There is also grey-water harvesting and cooling using passive chilled beams.

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