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Boarding school sees the light

14 April 2014

BEG helps deliver high energy efficiency at an independent boarding school with a lighting control solution

German manufacturer, BEG, which describes itself as a building information specialist, says it’s helped deliver high energy efficiency at an independent boarding school with a lighting control solution.

It has provided The Royal Hospital School in Suffolk, established by a Royal Charter in 1715 to educate the sons of seafarers, with lighting occupancy sensors that have the potential to offer energy savings up to 80%.

With about 700 pupils between the ages of 11-18 in the largest boarding school in East Anglia, the school’s board of directors was keen to find a solution to reduce its energy consumption and carbon emissions. After an extensive lighting site survey by BEG, the Royal Hospital School has replaced its conventional switches with more than 50 of the company's Luxomat two channel occupancy sensors.

Installing the Luxomat means the occupancy detector switches on light, heating, and ventilation only when required. The sensor is a motion detector designed for ceiling mounting and its optical system has a coverage angle of 360°. It is high resolution and suitable for a school environment where most activity in a classroom, for example, occurs when pupils are sitting down.

* For the complete article, read the May print edition of PFM


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