Unique light in a unique building
The new headquarters of Middelfart Sparekasse located right at the Little Belt is in every way a completely unique building. The 5,000 m2 building houses open plan offices, canteen, representative offices, a customer centre and is the workplace of approx. 100 employees. The idea behind the construction is to let the house accommodate an entire cityscape with square, café and shops.
Everything is brought together under a big roof, with big sky windows. These multiple windows give a special light in the daytime, with lots of daylight effects everywhere in the building. Therefore, the lighting control is also unique because the lighting control solution had to take into account the large amount of incoming daylight and thus adjusting lights in accordance with this.
To solve this complex lighting control task, a Servodan BMS solution was chosen, consisting of 8 Comlux controls that communicates with each other. The controllers manage more than 1,000 analogue/digital inputs and outputs and is connected to 10 user-displays, which makes operation of the lighting easy manageable for the users.
In all offices and common areas the lighting is dimmed in several zones according to incoming daylight, which more than 20 Luxstat controls manage. For maximum energy optimization there is also installed more than 200 movement sensors to ensure that the lighting turns off when there are no people in the area.
The light in all communal areas are all easily managed via manageable centrally located Comlux user-displays, were the many lighting control options easily can be selected. The actual lighting status is, of course, indicated on the display.
In the interior cityscape it is possible to activate the various lighting scenarios, which can be selected from more than 20 different scenarios. At the user-display the actual scenarios and status of lighting is displayed, allowing for perfect lighting for the many different types of activities taking place in the house.
The decentralized spaces are all equipped with movement sensors that automatically switch on and off the light.
And all sky windows along the roof are equipped with edge-lighting controlled automatically by the Comlux system. This controller ensures a unique lighting and facade expression of the entire building during the dark hours.
So with the advanced lighting control solution from Servodan, Middelfart Sparekasse achieved a unique illumination matching the building and a 45% energy-saving compared to a traditional installation. Benefitting the users ... and not least for the nature!
Photos: Adam Mørk