... Zumtobel can make a significant contribution towards achieving environmental
certification of buildings?
... EPDs provide transparency as far as the environmental sustainability of products
Development of sustainably built buildings
(commercial and institutional buildings)
An increase is also expected for the refurbishment of buildings. In surveys**), 50% of the companies questioned reported that they had sustainable refurbishment projects in the pipeline.
Higher sales value
Reduced energy costs
Increase in productivity thanks to optimised lighting solution
Fewer days absent due to illness
Employer branding: a working environment that inspires people
This is how we manage to continuously minimise the impact that each of our products has on the environment.
LEED* (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognised certification system for sustainable building.
Assessment of a building's construction by accredited technical experts (LEED Accredited Professionals)
Awarding of point score in various categories
LEED distinctions (LEED NC 2009**): Certified 40-49 points | Silver 50-59 points | Gold 60-79 points | Platinum 80-110 points
Up to 34*** points can be achieved if an intelligent lighting solution by Zumtobel is used
|Owner:||Cree GmbH, Rhomberg Bau, Bregenz (AT)|
|Architect:||Hermann Kaufmann ZT GmbH, Schwarzach (AT)|
|Electrical consultants:||Ingenieurbüro Brugger, Thüringen (AT)|
|Electrical installations:||EGD Dornbirn (AT)|
Constructed in a modular design, the modules of the LCT ONE were pre-fabricated in the factory and then installed at the construction site, which cuts the construction time by 50% compared with conventional building methods, as well as eliminating sources of errors and ensuring a high level of quality and a reliable cost calculation. In addition, resources are used optimally throughout the entire life cycle of the building to increase energy efficiency and significantly improve the CO2 balance. The LCT ONE sets new standards with respect to sustainability and quality and requires maximum performance on the part of everyone involved.
Zumtobel developed an innovative lighting solution for the LCT ONE for maximum light convenience, reduced energy costs and increased efficiency. Besides ultra-modern office lighting, the light control system LUXMATE LITENET was used throughout the building, combining such complex functions as daylight-based lighting management, control of blinds, presence monitoring, integration of emergency light and pre-defined room profiles in a central and user-friendly unit. Optimal utilisation of daylight, in combination with a total of 112 presence sensors, saves up to 75% of the energy needed for lighting.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||Baumschlager Eberle, Lustenau (AT)|
|Architect:||Baumschlager Eberle, Lustenau (AT)|
|Lighting design:||Symetrys, Lustenau (AT)|
|Lighting technology:||Graf Elektro, Dornbirn (AT)|
|Electrical installations:||Graf Elektro, Dornbirn (AT)|
With the aid of innovative software it is also possible to take into account the weather conditions and the number of people present in the building. For this revolutionary architecture project Zumtobel developed a suitable lighting concept that fulfils the architect’s high standards of efficiency, design and multi-functionality.
With an area of nearly 2,500 square metres the office building houses Eberle’s architecture studio “be baumschlager eberle”, as well as other offices, a cafeteria and two famous galleries. The light solution is optimally adapted to the different lighting requirements. The decorative LINARIA luminaire provides for general lighting and ideal light conditions for orientation of the residents and visitors throughout the building. Optimal illumination of the office workplaces is ensured by functional and aesthetic standing luminaires. LED spots of the PANOS INFINITY series deliver very high-quality light for homogeneous general illumination of the traffic areas on the office floor.
Zumtobel. The Light.
|Owner:||i+R Gruppe, Lauterach (AT)|
|Architect:||Dietrich und Untertrifaller|
|Lighting design:||Bartenbach Lighting Laboratory|
|Environmental certificate:||LEED® Platinum
Intelligent use of daylight in the entire building
The use of daylight plays a vital role in the entire building. Although one aim is to increase efficiency, the main goal is to create perfect working conditions for the staff, explains i+R Managing Director Reinhard Schertler: “For our new i+R headquarters, our top priority was to provide our staff with the best possible ambience. An innovative artificial lighting concept that maximises the use of daylight and thus has a positive impact on our employees' well-being was therefore of utmost importance to us.” A daylight-based control system ensures a perfect combination of daylight and artificial lighting and creates optimum lighting conditions for the staff. Changes in lighting intensity are detected by sensors in the rooms and are automatically balanced. The resulting slow increase or decrease of the lighting level is hardly perceivable to the human eye. Despite the high degree of automation, the lighting solution leaves plenty of room for individual preferences, for all staff members can adjust lighting intensity levels, incident sunlight and temperature according to their personal needs.
Using this energy-saving lighting solution largely based on LED and further supported by presence detectors, the i+R Group was able to cut lighting-related energy consumption by up to 70 percent. In collaboration with the lighting designers of the Bartenbach Lighting Laboratory, Zumtobel managed to develop a lighting solution that provides a high degree of flexibility based on cutting-edge technology. Thus, it meets not only the specific needs of the i+R Group and complies with the high standards placed on LEED Platinum certified buildings, but is also sufficiently compatible and adjustable to fulfil the highest requirements in terms of sustainability and comfort in the long term.
Transparency thanks to environmental product declarations (EPD)
Zumtobel is the first company in the lighting industry to introduce environmental product declarations in compliance with the international ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards. These so-called EPDs doc-ument the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle, for instance in terms of CO2 balance, recycling percentage, material composition or recyclability. In particular when it comes to building certification standards such as LEED, EPDs ensure the necessary transparency and are an essential component of the certification process.
In addition, Zumtobel supports its partners and customers during the building certification process by providing in-house experts for green building. Thanks to their comprehensive know-how, they are able to give valuable advice regarding the development of a sustainable lighting solution, in particular with respect to the different certification processes.
|Architect:||Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Milan (IT)|
|Lighting design:||Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Milan (IT)|
|Lighting technology:||Studio AS ingg Srl, Milan (IT)|
|Electrical installations:||Milani Giovanni & C. Srl, Osnago Lecco (IT)|
|Environmental certificate:||LEED® Silver|
Intelligent use of daylight and efficient lighting contribute to building certification processes
The Vodafone Village consists of three linked buildings covering an area of over 67,000 m², which now boast an all-embracing lighting solution. This solution stands out thanks to its energy efficiency and minimal maintenance costs; it also meets high standards in terms of aesthetics, lighting quality and safety.
Vodafone's headquarters obtained certification according to LEED standards (LEED® 2009 ID+C: Commercial Interiors) and qualified for Silver (52/110 possible points). The building complex is at present the largest LEED-certified building in Italy.
In the “Energy and Atmosphere” category, automated lighting control makes an essential contribution to saving energy (approx. -25%). At the same time, systems for reducing energy consumption inside the building allow for further energy savings of up to 70%.
In order to enhance the staff members' sense of well-being, measures involving the “indoor climate” category have been planned and implemented as well: inside the complex, strategies to ensure high air quality have been applied, such as the installation of CO2 sensors for the densely occupied areas and an increase in the level of air exchange. Finally, the use of construction materials with low emissions of VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) helps to create an extremely comfortable and healthy atmosphere in these working environments.
|Owner:||Oberalp Salewa (IT)|
|Architect:||Cino Zucchi Architetti and Park Associati (Filippo Pagliani, Michele Rossi), Milan/Italy|
|Electrical consultants:||Energytech, P.I. Gabriele Frasnelli, Bolzano/I|
|Photos:||Oskar da Ritz; Zumtobel|
|Environmental certificate:||Climate House|
Everything under one roof
This extraordinarily shaped building accommodates a variety of functions under one roof:
The individual takes centre stage
The design focused on the individual – above all the staff members. The South Tyrolean model company wants to set an example of an active lifestyle – this is especially important for a mountaineering expert. The building also boasts an integral energy and lighting concept that was certified according to the acclaimed South Tyrolean “Climate House” concept; some parts of the building even achieved the highest level of certification – Gold. As to building materials, care was taken to reduce transport routes, and hence the building's carbon footprint, as much as possible. 90 percent of the suppliers are located in the immediate vicinity. The solar panels on the building produce more energy than it needs. In addition, technologies for heat recovery, heating and cooling the building with additional controllable surface temperature adjustment resulted in potential reductions of 330tonnes of CO2 per year. This amazing value is achieved also thanks to a two-layer glass façade mounted in front of the load-bearing concrete elements for the ceiling and the pillars, which serves as back-ventilated thermal protection with sunscreen glazing on a steel structure.
|Architect:||Murau: Veider Röthl Kaltenbrunner, Leoben (AT); Vienna, Engerthstrasse: 3D, Design.Development-Display, Vienna (AT)|
|Electrical consultants:||Murau: TB Mayr, Bruck a. d. Mur (AT)|
|Electrical installations:||Murau: Klampfer, Leonding (AT); Vienna, Engerthstrasse: EMC, Böheimkirchen (AT)|
|Environmental certificate:||ÖGNI Gold|
Around 35 SPAR and EUROSPAR stores in Austria alone have already been upgraded in line with this new concept in a consistent effort to pursue sustainability as a design objective.
The role of lighting
Alongside heating and cooling systems, lighting accounts for a significant proportion of energy consumption.
LEDs are characterised by their long service life. Good thermal management reduces maintenance effort and hence costs. In the case of emergency luminaires, the client benefits from their low installed load.
25% of the energy required for lighting was saved by using LEDs. This result is confirmed by ongoing assessments carried out by SPAR.
The climate-protection supermarkets in Murau and Vienna were gold certified by the Austrian Association for Sustainable Real Estate Management (ÖGNI).
After two or three years of operation, the first results are now available regarding the energy-saving potential realised. Gerald Geiger (Head of the Central Construction/Energy/Technology Division) sums up how things have developed.
Spar opted for an LED-only lighting solution. What were the reasons for this decision, and what experience have you gained so far?
It turned out very soon that the lighting system is the second largest power eater at our sites, right after the heating & cooling systems. So obviously this is where we wanted to start. Our experience so far nothing but confirms our decision. We have been able to reduce lighting-related energy consumption by 25 percent while at the same time improving the lighting quality.
Your target is to reduce energy consumption by at least one third for each new or refurbished Spar supermarket by using new technologies. Spar's climate protection branches consume only half of the energy used by a conventional supermarket, thus saving up to 80 tonnes of CO2 per year.
What are the results with respect to these ambitious targets after the first two years of operation?
After more than one year of operation of our SPAR climate protection supermarkets in Murau (Styria) and Vienna (on Engerthstrasse), it is now clear that these two sites use 58 percent less energy than before the complete redesign, which is an incredible result. Of course we monitor these results, putting them in proportion to conventional SPAR supermarkets of similar size as well.
How are these savings measured; is there a specific monitoring system for the various areas?
330 systems are currently being monitored; this number increases continuously. A variety of key figures are determined here (power consumption per m² of retail space, hours of operation of the lighting system, gas and water consumption, standby losses and the like). We make every effort, including this monitoring, to ensure that our supermarkets' energy efficiency is continuously improved. Moreover, the monitoring system allows us to check new technologies in detail for their actual savings potential.
You deliberately set an example in terms of climate protection. Among other things, the supermarkets in Murau and Vienna were awarded Gold certification by the Austrian Association for Sustainable Real-Estate Management (ÖGNI).
How do customers, suppliers and staff members respond to the topic of sustainability?
Climate protection and sustainability have by now been firmly established in our society. We are getting highly positive feedback to our efforts in this respect, both from our customers and our suppliers and staff members.