The Haydn Ellis building is a striking fivestorey postgraduate research facility at Cardiff University, used for studying cancer, neurosciences and mental health. Internally, the building is formed of two blocks with a central atrium and will include a café, seminar suite, support services and administrative facilities. Working rooms will be light, airy and comfort cooled. Cutting edge sustainability features include natural ventilation, passive shading, and energy efficient lighting and control systems
The LiGO system controls the lighting throughout the building. From the architectural lighting in the Atrium to the teaching spaces and labs, LiGO is able to provide the most energy efficient lighting operation for each area.
LiGO also carries out the testing of all emergency lighting, performing a weekly functional test and a quarterly duration test with all the results emailed to the estates department for record purposes
There are 8 LiGO’s on site configured to control some 600 lighting groups. LiGO’s ability to ‘connect to Trend’ makes the DALI lighting controllable from the campuswide Doorway supervisor that looks after 900 Trend Controllers. LiGO’s flexibility also meant that commissioning could be carried out quickly as different areas could be completed at the same time as they were out of action for other trades. Using LiGO significantly reduces the amount of electrical circuit testing on the site, which further cuts costs.