Responsible Lighting Design

Lighting plays a critical role in sustainable design. It is not only crucial for creating a suitable visual environment but also has a significant impact on operational energy efficiency, life cycle and embodied carbon.

Although lighting is one of the many services and systems in the larger building design, it has a direct and immediate impact on user performance and health. An appropriate lighting design – balancing daylight and electric light will create optimum conditions at work, schools, hospitals, museums as well as our homes.

Owing to the fact that we now spend majority of our time indoors, unsuitable or poor lighting can result in decreased performance, increased sick leaves, lower motivation, poor concentration, increased chances of depression. On top of all this, bad lighting can disrupt our circadian rhythm leading to severe physical and mental ailments.

Appropriate lighting which balances daylight and electric light can create optimum visual acuity and comfort whilst ensuring health and well being of the users. Through suitable lighting design we can also guarantee reduced operational energy demands, longer life cycle as well as reducing carbon emissions.

We at Light Bureau, collaborate across various disciplines to provide our clients, from government and municipal authorities to private individuals and developers, the most suitable and appropriate lighting for their projects whilst meeting their sustainability goals.

We have an experienced team with specialised knowledge and experience of working with sustainability and building certifications like WELL, LEED and BREEAM. We are able to provide lighting design solutions which are sustainable as well functional.

Our Services

  • Climate based lighting design for LEED, WELL, BREEAM certification
  • Daylight Design
  • Daylight Evaluation, Validation and Calculations
  • Interior lighting
  • Radiation & Solar analysis
  • Sunlight hours analysis
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Electrical engineering
  • Intelligent control systems

WELL Building Standard

WELL is the leading tool for advancing health and well-being in buildings globally. It is a roadmap for improving the quality of our air, water and light with inspired design decisions that supports a good night’s sleep and our mental health.

The WELL Light concept promotes exposure to light with an aim of creating lighting environments that promote visual, mental, and biological health. It is an opportunity for building projects to provide the right lighting conditions required by humans for improved health and well-being.

It aims to provide a lighting environment that reduces circadian phase disruption, improves sleep quality, and positively impacts mood and productivity.

Go to https://legacy.wellcertified.com/en to learn more about WELL.

LEED – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design

LEED provides a framework for healthy, efficient, carbon and cost-saving green buildings and is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. The certification is a globally recognised symbol of sustainability achievement and leadership.

The goal of LEED is to create better buildings that:

  • Reduce contribution to global climate change
  • Enhance individual human health
  • Protect and restore water resources
  • Protect and enhance biodiversity and ecosystem services
  • Promote sustainable and regenerative material cycles
  • Enhance community quality of life

Go to https://www.usgbc.org/leed to learn more about LEED.

BREEAM – Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method

BREEAM is an international environmental assessment system that awards independent third-party certification of the sustainability performance for masterplanning, buildings, and infrastructure projects – from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.

BREEAM rated developments are considered to be more sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them, help protect natural resources and make for more attractive property investments.

Go to https://www.breeam.com/ to learn more about BREEAM.

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