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Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh

  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Lamp efficacy

    Lamp efficacy

    Ensuring the lamp efficiently converts electricity into light (lm/W).

  • Ballast classification

    Ballast classification

    Controlling the electricity supply to the lamp (Energy Efficiency Index).

  • Luminaire distribution

    Luminaire distribution

    Controlling light emission using optics which bend and shape the light to the correct location.

  • System efficacy

    System efficacy

    Combining optical and thermal control within the luminaire (luminaire lm/W).

  • Presence/absence detection

    Presence/absence detection

    Presence: Lights automatically turn on/off with movement. Absence: Lights automatically turn off and must be manually switched on.

  • Daylight detection

    Daylight detection

    Artificial lighting which responds to the natural light conditions.

  • Constant illuminance

    Constant illuminance

    A function designed to produce correct light levels for the duration of the maintenance period.

  • Task-scene setting

    Task-scene setting

    Allowing the user to set scenes and adapt the lighting to different tasks.

  • Timed off

    Timed off

    Automatic cut-off can be installed to turn all lights off during unoccupied hours.

  • Task lighting

    Task lighting

    Lighting task areas with the correct amount of light.

  • Zoning of lighting

    Zoning of lighting

    Lighting is zoned according to area use.

  • Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance schedule

    Maintenance must be performed in response to product age, performance and environment.

  • Waste light

    Waste light

    Eliminating waste light which does not hit the intended target.

  • Reflectance


    Taking advantage of light which is reflected from the surface within the space.

  • Visible smart metering

    Visible smart metering

    Results of actions can be quickly seen as increased or decreased energy use to encourage responsible energy consumption.

Gogarburn Campus

The Royal Bank of Scotland’s (RBS) new Gogarburn campus, outside Edinburgh, Scotland has won the prestigious Building Services Awards 2006 for the Office Building of the Year.

The building has attained a BREEAM Excellent rating and ISO 140012:2004 for environmental management.

The project managed to achieve overall energy figures substantially less than ECON 19 benchmarks through one of Europe’s largest chilled beam lighting installations.

The Thorn recessed luminaires are integrated along both sides of the Trox chilled beams. They employ 1 x 35W T16 fluorescents with louvres, linked to a lighting control system.

The lighting is pleasantly subdued with no glare and is engineered to provide a uniform light spread across the bespoke barrel ceiling, which provides the scheme with its most striking interior motif.

Scotland’s biggest office development was designed by Michael Laird Associates and engineering design was undertaken by WSP working in partnership with project and construction manager MACE Ltd.