Leading the way for green site offices

by FM Media
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Built Environs’ temporary site office at the Edinburgh RAAF Base Living Environment Accommodation Precinct (LEAP) is energy efficient, collects rainwater and has its own vegetable garden.

Built Environs’ temporary site office at the Edinburgh RAAF Base Living Environment Accommodation Precinct (LEAP) has been designed and programmed to conserve as much energy as possible. It has been fitted with C-Bus lighting control technology, motion sensors, timers and sunset switches.
In addition, the office collects rainwater, which is used to maintain a vegetable garden that staff and contractors tend to during work breaks.
The C-Bus lighting control system provides master on and off switching, it activates designated lighting in common areas, and times out lights with motion sensors in isolated offices, kitchen and lunch areas. The system bypasses the staff fridge and times the hot water boiler to activate first thing in the morning.
The system also activates air-conditioning units at 5 am prior to staff arriving for work and times them out in the evening at 6.30 pm when the site office is no longer occupied. It is estimated that energy savings of at least 30 percent are being achieved.

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