Birchwood Community High School
Novah have been working with this client for many years to upgrade the lighting throughout the school campus. The customer has been delighted with previous collaborations with Novah so it was a natural development for Novah to offer solutions for this stage of the lighting upgrade.
Lighting objectives
The client was keen to reduce CO2 emissions and energy spend and is also reducing the expenditure for their lighting maintenance regime.
How did Novah approach this project?
We did site surveys and some lighting designs and was able to advise the client that for these particular areas, they could install fewer fittings, saving money on initial capital expenditure and ongoing energy costs. The client’s trust in Novah allowed us to present a precise lighting requirement for each area producing the optimum energy levels.
The biggest challenges of this project were the nature of some of the spaces. One area has a very steeply sloped ceiling and needed lights to be attached without cables so we used our most innovative products and technologies to ensure that the light was consistent and even throughout.
Novah solutions
What was the Novah solution for this project – products, intelligent lighting, service, other assistance – Horizon LED Panels (standard and emergency) – used in corridors, offices, canteen and classrooms, 2D and Ellipse Commercial Downlights used in corridors – (standard and emergency), Solray Select – steeply sloped classroom ceilings where different wattages were required within the same room to achieve uniform light levels
The client no longer has a lighting maintenance budget and is seeing greatly reduced energy costs throughout the estate.
Customer feedback
"Having worked with Novah for several years now, upgrading the lighting throughout the school, it has been a pleasure to work closely with them, helping us specify the correct lighting for each area, including lighting designs where necessary and site surveys. The product is first rate and we have had no problems with them in all the years we have had them installed, providing us with a long life, trouble and maintenance free product that produces the correct amount of light." Ralph Johnson Director of Facilities and H & S Birchwood Community High School & Birchwood College