Ameresco is a leading renewable energy and energy efficiency company offering ESPC-funded energy solutions for public and private organisations. Ameresco chose Luceco as their preferred lighting manufacturer for Edinburgh College, and McCann Electrical Contractors based in Motherwell were chosen for the electrical installation.
The sports and health facilities at Milton Road is equipped with the latest resistance training machines and cardio equipment. Platinum LED Downlights were installed in many of these areas including open plan communal spaces such as cafeterias and foyers and specialised learning centres, offering possible running cost savings of up to 80%. Designed to retrofit ceiling cut outs of common compact fluorescent downlights, the Platinum features easy fit positive locating swing out tabs and interchangeable bezel options and is ideal for use with sensors and lighting controls.
Edgelit and Backlit LED LuxPanel luminaires were installed into many areas including seminar rooms and lecture theatres, libraries, and classrooms as well as communal areas. Quick and easy to install with no maintenance requirements and no visible frame when installed in the ceiling grid, high efficiency LuxPanels were supplied with remote ‘plug and play’ drivers for ease of installation. Available in standard fixed output, dimmable and emergency options, high efficiency Backlit LuxPanels boasts a market leading efficacy of 152 Lm/ cW.
The Granton houses the ‘Learning Street’, providing students with study spaces and the most up- to-date technology available. High efficiency LuxPanels we also used here along with the Academy luminaire. Designed for surface mounting in offices and educational environments and providing 50,000 hours of maintenance free operation, Academy is as an ideal replacement for linear fluorescent fittings.
In the Workshops, the IP65 rated Climate LED luminaire was used. With a polycarbonate construction with opal diffuser and stainless- steel antitamper clips, Climate is available in 1200mm, 1500mm & 1800mm body sizes, specifically designed to replace fluorescent luminaires.
Climate Extra has a market leading efficacy of 142 Llm/cW with increased performance for improved energy efficiency. Climate luminaires were also used in carparks throughout the campuses. Other luminaries installed included Celeste, an attractive circular LED luminaire from Luceco featuring a ‘corona’ backlight effect with a direct/indirect light distribution. The luminaire can be surface, wall mounted or suspended using a 3 point 1.5-meter suspension kit, creating an attractive pendant. Celeste offers up to 50,000 hours working life with no maintenance or re-lamping requirements.
To date there have been over 6000 energy saving LED luminaires installed throughout the Campuses at Edinburgh College through the partnership with Ameresco, Luceco and McCann Electrical. The product selection was compiled by Grahame Scott, Project Manager at Luceco.