Abtec BT’s remit was to provide the necessary controls for both the main and emergency lighting provisions, and to deliver system integration to the central battery system in the warehouse. Abtec was also asked to provide a solution for the office block. As well as providing controls for the main and emergency lighting, the offices also required daylight, presence and manual dimming control with all three systems needing to work in unison.
Abtec BT’s HYDRA integrated building energy management system provided the foundation for the solution, ensuring comfortable lighting levels for staff and the testing of emergency lighting in line with the highest safety standards. HYRDA advocates open systems and, in this instance, worked with three different networks: IP, KNX and Dali.
The result was energy savings of up to 60% when compared with a traditional installation, delivering an almost immediate return on its investment. The system has also future proofed the building against any new legislation introduced.