Sustainability Victoria - Level 28, Urban Workshop, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Sustainability Victoria helps Victorians to act on climate change and shows them how to live and work in more sustainable ways in order to protect and preserve the environment and to secure a growing economy for all Victorians. The green fit out of their new tenancy was undertaken as a way to demonstrate and lead the way in Australian best practice energy efficient office lighting.
Features of Sustainable Lighting
- The fittings installed are T5 fluorescents (base building installation) managed by a lighting control system that maximises natural lighting (motion and day light sensors) and sets optimal Lux levels for overhead lighting at 220 Lux. This is supplemented with task lights (desk lamp per work setting) with 11 Watt compact fluorescent lamps.
- All workstations settings have been positioned in close vicinity with perimeter windows, to maximise natural day light.
- Each light in the general office space has a sensor which enables individual comfort and best practice zoning. Occupants are able to control overhead lights to best suit their needs, in most cases this is to completely dim overhead lights for health associated reasons. By providing individual control the indoor environment quality can be adjusted to suit the needs of the occupants.
- The Managed Lighting System (MLS) consists of sensors which communicate directly to DSI ballasts in the luminaries to both switch and dim the lighting. Each MLS sensor contains both a motion detector and a photocell. Lighting is switched on and off based on motion detection. Lighting is dimmed in response to natural ingress light by the photocell.
The fit out has been designed to achieve an energy saving of 47.5% in lighting as compared to a business as usual fit out (new fit out design). It also assists Sustainability Victoria with reaching its environmental targets (5 star ABGR, 6 star Green Star office fit out and EMS energy target (292 MJ per sq per year).