The residential hostel building is single storey and includes 23 bedrooms and associated kitchen and living facilities. The School building is also single storey and houses Administration, a Museum and open learning areas for students.
Intelligent Environments Auckland were contracted by Lyon Electrical to provide the required school lighting systems for both the new education block and the new accommodation hostel.
The project included a variety of different controls, for example DALI dimming through the rooms in the hostel, with provision for a “visual doorbell”. Corridors in the residential area were fitted with 230v CP Electronic sensors to ensure lights are operated via movement but only when there is not enough natural daylight. For the school lighting systems in the teaching block, additional CP Electronic 230v sensors again control lighting via movement and daylight sensing within some rooms and the corridors.
Kelston Deaf Education Centre provides educational programmes and services to deaf and hearing impaired students throughout the northern half of New Zealand’s North Island.