The school’s aim is that the individual pupil should develop self-esteem and self-confidence in a secure environment.
Dagnæs School is a school with 471 pupils aged from 7 to 16. It has a junior school (ages 7 to 10), a middle school (11 to 13) and a senior school (14 to 16).
Dagnæs School has just completed a thorough renovation of its corridors and classrooms. The renovation has also involved the replacement of the light fittings. This had been on the school's wish list for many years as most of them were quite old. Dagnæs School wanted to save as much energy as possible without compromising on comfort in the building.
The choice for the classrooms was Servodan's 230 V movement sensor type 41-330 containing 2 channels. One channel was used for the row of fittings nearest to the windows, and which are light-dependent. The other channel was used for the rows of fittings nearest to the door - without daylight control. This movement sensor meets the school's requirement for manual on/off switching of lights via a push button switch. The aim in this case was for there to be active control to turn lights on and off. If the lights are not turned off when the classroom has been vacated, all lights in the room including the blackboard light automatically turn off after a specific period. In all corridors, the lights are turned on and off automatically, controlled by a movement sensor. The lights are turned off when daylight is sufficient regardless of whether there is activity in the corridor or not.
Pupils and teachers have obtained a solution that saves energy without having to compromise on comfort. "Many of the teachers are very impressed with how well daylight is used in the corridors," says technical service manager Niels Christian Jul Nielsen. He continues, "It is very encouraging that we have already recorded a saving of around 20% in our electricity consumption within the first six months of the year."
|Horsens local authority|
| Consulting engineer
||Horsens local authority, technical administration|
||El-Kompagniet, Horsens A/S|
||Movement sensors with daylight blocking type 41-330 in classrooms as well as type 41-162 with associated controllers type 35-084 and light sensors type 43-194 in corridors.|