Echo Investment consulted with several lighting experts on how to increase comfort in the workplace, paying particular attention to factors that can minimize glare. Thanks to our expertise and experience in office lighting as well as the high quality of Philips LED luminaires, Signify lighting experts were trusted with the job of transforming Q22 using lighting as a key building block.
Shortly following completion of the renovation, Echo Investment received confirmation of the building’s sustainability and energy-efficiency. It scored 80 in its BREEAM certifications , the world's longest established method of assessing, rating, and certifying the sustainability of buildings. Sustainable, energy-efficient and future-ready lighting was a key contributor in obtaining the certification, but there were also other elements that contributed to the building’s excellent rating. These include the 1,500 tons of recycled steel and 25,000 tons of recycled concrete used for the construction of the building. Triple-glazing allows access to daylight and ensures excellent thermal and acoustic insulation, while the photovoltaic façade provides superior thermal performance and a new source of renewable energy. The lighting concept is complemented by DALI lighting controls with daylight harvesting sensors to adjust the light levels in response to natural daylight. Motion sensors enable the control unit to deliver the right amount of light where it’s needed.
In addition to satisfying the tenants’ varying needs, the new lighting at Q22 is a great example of how lighting can support the creation of a human-centric workplace, which boosts concentration, productivity and collaboration.