This month, we will explore the role that advanced lighting control solutions play in the Region of Peel Lakeview’s Administration and Maintenance Building in Mississauga, Ontario. Lighting and controls design by CH2M HILL. Photography by Wendy Yu, CH2M HILL. Lighting and control manufacturers/products: Cooper Lighting (Corelite, Neoray, Metalux, Halo/Portfolio, TPL: XAL, Beta-Calco) with accent lighting from TPL; Kim Lighting for outdoor; and Cooper Lighting Controls (DALI Controls).
An environmental focus and residential and industrial site adjacencies meant fixtures and controls had to be energy efficient while providing flexibility for their sensitive surroundings. The resulting design incorporated control systems to tailor lighting to work habits and functional needs, while saving energy.
Each fixture on the networked DALI control system can be individually
controlled to better suit the light levels of the space’s functionality and cater to occupancy patterns.
Photocells to each perimeter office counterbalance to the daylighting
available. Office lights are dimmed or off due to sufficient daylight.
A unique combination of functions and occupancies required tailored approaches to different areas. Workshops feature skylights to introduce natural illumination, photos demonstrate the quality of such light.
Workshops use a different lighting strategy with manually controlled lighting. Spaces feature daylighting with supplemental overhead and task-based workbench lighting.
The below photo demonstrates overhead lights; however, occupants tend to turn lights off since natural light is usually sufficient and preferred.
Owner’s requirements for automated lighting controls enable intelligent lighting operation sensitive to the neighborhood and night sky illumination.
Although lights are on for this photo, photocell and occupancy sensors control key lobby lighting to reduce energy use and allow daylight to be a feature.
Photo shows photocells controlling the perimeter lights where daylighting impacts the most. A consistent and even quality of natural and artificial light is still achieved.
Areas such as the library are controlled by the DALI system allowing the Owner to maintain and readjust parameters for future adaptability. The The system also notifies of any maintenance issues reducing the necessity for visual monitoring.