Bluewater Shopping Centre
Location: Kent, United Kingdom
Commercial Lighting Project: Sustainable Illumination Enhancement
Nestled within the bustling retail landscape, Bluewater Shopping Centre emerges as a haven of shopping and leisure, drawing in 28 million visitors annually.
A testament to its stature, 90% of visitors arrive by car, a fact that accentuates the importance of well-lit and safe parking spaces.
In this pursuit of brilliance, Bluewater embraced NVC Lighting's innovation to illuminate not just spaces but also the path toward sustainability and efficiency.
Bluewater's commitment to sustainability finds resonance in its aspiration to reduce energy and carbon intensity by 40% by 2030. This necessitates not just illumination but efficiency, an aspect that reverberates across the centre's lighting systems. Bluewater sought a solution that would optimize energy consumption without compromising the safety and comfort of its visitors and staff.
The collaboration between Bluewater and GA Harpers has spanned over two decades, a testament to the mutual pursuit of excellence. Recognizing the potential for efficiency enhancement, GA Harpers, supported by Edwardes Bros, infused NVC Lighting's luminous artistry into Bluewater's lighting landscape.
NVC's Luminous Contributions
Amidst the bustling spaces, NVC's GREENLAND IK 10, IP66-rated industrial luminaires assumed their role as stalwarts of efficiency and brilliance. Over 7,000 of these luminaires, steadfast in their non-corrosive, impact-resistant design, found their place across car parks and back-of-house facilities, enhancing both aesthetics and operational excellence.
NVC's GREENLAND luminaires served as the bedrock of Bluewater's lighting system, bolstered by Chess UK MyMesh technology. This dynamic system empowered dimming and timing parameters through PIR activations, ensuring efficient illumination tailored to demand. The result was a remarkable 60% reduction in energy consumption compared to counterparts that clung to conventional lighting.
Furthering the efficiency narrative, NVC's luminaires formed the nucleus of Bluewater's self-testing emergency lighting system. This revolutionary approach negated manual testing efforts, delivering not just savings in time and costs but also ensuring comprehensive and accurate reports. This system not only identified anomalies promptly but also ushered in corrective actions.