Lighting Consultancy

Creative works directly with architects to facilitate integration of efficient lighting strategies with your designs. From an early stage, our engineers are being tasked with complex balance of energy efficiency and daylight optimization. We can help you with interior lighting design and outdoor illumination.

Benefits of Daylight Optimization

Daylight through iris opening (Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris)

Daylighting is the use of natural light for primary interior illumination. This reduces your need for artificial light within the space, thus reducing internal heat gain and energy use. Natural light is the highest-quality and most efficient light source available and the source is free.

An effective daylighting design relies heavily on proper building orientation, massing, and envelope design. A fully integrated daylighting system can enhance the visual acuity, comfort, and beauty of a space while controlling external heat gain and glare.

Not only does natural daylight help light our interior spaces, but it also supplies us with a connection to the outdoors. Providing occupants with natural light and ties to the outside has been proven in a number of cases to have a positive effect on human health and productivity.

3D Analysis Optimization

Daylight analysis simulations gives us information on quantity of light, evenness of light, penetration of usable light, potential glare issues and ideal locations for automated sensors.

To ensure these positive results, we take into consideration specific factors when creating a daylit designed space:

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Energy Efficient Electric Lighting

Once daylighting has been properly integrated, what is needed is efficient light fixtures together with control systems. For more information on innovative lighting technologies you can visit this section.

It is estimated that lighting accounts for 30 to 40% of electricity usage and costs in a typical building. Therefore, unneeded and uncontrolled lighting in a building not only wastes energy but also increases facility operational costs. In addition, lighting can affect other building technology systems such as the need for and costs of cooling spaces where lighting has increased space temperature. Lighting control systems provide lighting for occupants of the building as needed in an efficient manner, consistent with any applicable building and energy codes.

Street Lighting

We highlight system advantages and include information on how we maximize savings with optimal design, proper selection of lamps and power sources based on local conditions and project requirements.

A full report for technical and economic evaluation can include a broad range of studies. Among them, we can list the following:

Solar Powered Street Lighting Positioning

If OFF-grid:

More on efficient and solar powered street lighting in the related technology section.

It is cheaper to save energy than to buy it.

- Amory Lovins (Chief Scientist of the Rocky Mountain Institute)

Consultancy Services

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