Panasonic Avionics Headquarters
LOCATION: DUBAI, UAE
USE: OFFICES & CORPORATE
SCOPE: DAYLIGHT STUDY & INTERNAL LIGHTING DESIGN
This project was the first in the electronics industry in UAE to achieve LEED Platinum certification.
The indoor lighting is centered on a base + task lighting scheme, providing rest and circulation areas with base lighting while locating task lighting elements only where necessary, in order to reduce the lighting power density to a minimum. This was complemented with a comprehensive lighting control design, which not only allowed mayor energy savings based on user’s behaviors, but also permitted an array of lighting scenes in highly specialized areas, such as labs, conference rooms, AV rooms and workshops.
Special consideration was taken in the use of low consumption lamp sources, low loss control gears and high efficiency fixtures, to make the most out of the allowed power load.
The result is an extremely rational lighting scheme, which permitted a 48% reduction from the Lighting Power Allowance (LPA) required by LEED.