Northumbria University saves £51K energy costs pa

Northumbria University saves £51K energy costs pa

Lighting upgrade saves Northumbria University £51K energy cost per year

APC Lighting, has supplied and installed new LED luminaires throughout Northumbria University’s prestigious sporting venue – Sport Central.

Sport Central provides state of the art amenities for students, the local community and high profile regional and national teams. The £30M sports complex, which is often used for national televised events, includes squash courts, fitness centre, gym, indoor football and basketball courts, swimming pool, climbing walls, sprint track, performance laboratories and an impressive 3,000 seating capacity main arena which includes a full media suite for the broadcasting of national sporting events.

The facility’s centrepiece sports hall required a lighting design upgrade that would deliver up to 1500 lux for televised events and a 0.7 uniformity. New luminaires were fitted with DALI drivers to integrate with the existing lighting control system used by the centre. In addition the main sports hall has a lighting scheme capable of various scene settings to correspond to different events including graduation ceremonies, basketball and football.

Working for Sports Central’s facilities management provider, CBRE, APC Lighting installed a total of 1,432 luminaires across all four floors of Sports Central over a period of seven weeks. Installation took place at night in order to minimise disruption to the day-to-day activities of the centre.

As a result the sports venue looks lighter, brighter and fresher and will deliver energy cost savings of over £51K per year.