Building: The £5m green Science Centre at Barton Peveril Sixth College has three storeys and includes nine state-of-the-art laboratories and preparation rooms for the study of biology, chemistry and physics.
Brief: To achieve its ambition of building a brand new environmentally friendly science centre, teaching block and café.
Solution: The Vitesse Plus lighting control system was used in the teaching spaces and café, along with microwave presence/absence detectors. In the corridor and stair areas, microwave detectors were used. Passive infrared (PIR) presence detectors were also used in the toilets, storage and office spaces. The use of these detectors will generate both cost and energy savings for the college.
Fact: The centre was formally opened in December 2015 by Professor Joanna Haigh of Imperial College London, who is Co-Director of The Grantham Institute for Climate Change. This was particularly appropriate, given that the building was specifically designed to be environmentally friendly.