22 Oct Zumtobel at Adnam’s Brewery – Green Lighting Design
Redesigning the lighting for Adnam’s Brewery in Norfolk offered a challenge for Thorn Lighting, part of the Zumtobel Group, as the building has an eco-friendly design and aims to be as carbon-neutral as possible. The building has a ‘green’ roof and houses honeybees in onsite hives. Adnam also operates a ‘zero to landfill’ policy, meaning that all materials used in the brewery must be recycled or re-used. There were very strict energy requirements for this project to fit in with the green culture – the lighting had to be highly efficient, as well as effectively illuminating a busy work-space.
The distribution centre’s key industrial areas, including the main warehouse, cask bay and goods in area are illuminated with Thorn’s HiPak Pro LED high bay luminaire. With high efficiency (135 Llm/W), HiPak Pro LED makes particularly significant energy savings in comparison to the previous lamps.
Thorn’s IP65 rated dust and moisture resistant Aquaforce ll LED has been fitted in several other industrial areas including the loading bay, caged and parcel areas.
Other refurbishment areas include the toilets with Cetus LED. As a recessed LED downlight sealed to IP44, Cetus LED is designed for one for one replacements of traditional compact fluorescent downlights.
The next phase will see the refurbishment of the offices which will include the introduction of lighting controls to maximise energy savings.
Results and benefits
The new lighting has met Adnams’ lighting objectives by reducing the number of fittings and energy consumption, as well as providing a better quality of light.
Throughout the project Adnams received Thorn’s diligent customer service which it values so highly, and this will of course continue into the future.
“So far we have data suggesting reduced energy consumption is on par with calculations prior to project completion.”
Benedict Orchard, Environmental Sustainability Manager says: “We chose Thorn over other suppliers because of their quality. We do not seek to buy the cheapest products because we want to ensure our suppliers provide a top quality product (as we do in our business), with great customer service. We therefore look for suppliers who follow similar values to ours around pride and passion for the product and company, integrity, individuality and responsibility.
“Having fully researched our site beforehand to understand which solutions would be best for us, Thorn successfully met our objectives, including to reduce the number of light fittings and energy consumption within the building. Minimal disruption occurred and our staff are very happy with the products.
“So far we have data suggesting reduced energy consumption is on par with calculations prior to project completion. The light levels are all significantly better and the colour is very clean and great for industrial operations. I am also impressed with how clean and smart the lighting and light levels look. The new lighting makes the whole site not only a better environment to work in but also visually more pleasing, which is important when stocking high quality products.”
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