Clever Lighting Means Clever Thinking
To build and renovate in line with modern energy-efficient directives is a theme that concerns us all. In most cases there is a need for better practise: either luminaire installations waste too much energy or they operate adversely to ergonomic principles.
The European 2002/91/EG Directive
A fundamental principle of energy efficiency is a measurement of the complete energy efficiency of buildings according to 2002/91/EG and according to national requirements. In Germany for example the DIN V 18599 pre-standard about 'Energy Assessment of Buildings' has been prepared for the energy-saving EnEV 2006 legislation.
Energy Efficiency in Indoor Areas ...
In order to take advantage of the energy-saving potential of the 2002/91/EG european standard, Siteco has developed concepts and solutions that go hand-in-hand with this directive. Lighting solutions therefore that satisfy all requirements of the law but go further in respect to ergonomics, glare restriction, colour rendering and light intensity. Preliminary recommendations in this area can be seen in the Siteco Energy Quick-Check. A vital factor with new building developments and refurbishments is the quality of light output. For example, special importance must be placed on the intelligent combination of daylight and artificial light and the accompanying energy savings involved. When selecting lamp types, care must be taken that they have the highest possible efficacy ratings in lumen per watt, resulting in high levels of light distribution with low energy levels.