GREEN LEAF ENGINEERING

Rothbury Community Hospital

Green Leaf Engineering were contracted by Breath Energy to carry out the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of LED lighting upgrade within Rothbury community hospital to reduce the carbon footprint of the hospital, reduce energy costs and energy consumption
Green Leaf Engineering were contracted by Breath Energy to carry out the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of LED lighting upgrade within Rothbury community hospital to reduce the carbon footprint of the hospital, reduce energy costs and energy consumption

INTRODUCTION  

The proposal consisted of the install of 522 LED light fittings to replace the existing light fittings. Green Leaf carried out a lighting survey to assess the current lighting within the building.  

SCOPE OF WORKS  

Green Leaf were tasked with carrying out a lighting survey to assess the current lighting within Rothbury Community Hospital. The site survey involves looking at the following. Current number of light fittings, Room usage, Current lux levels within each room and area, Current emergency lighting within the building. Once the survey was complete, Green Leaf liaised with the NHS staff within the building to produce a programme of works that allowed our works to be carried out whilst keeping the disruption to the day-today workings of the community hospital to a minimum. 

TECHNICAL SELECTIONS 

-173no – 600mm x 600mm Lighting Modules for Suspended Ceiling Grids ·46no – 600mm x 600mm Recessed Lighting Modules for MF Plasterboard Ceilings ·179no – Recessed Downlights for MF Plasterboard Ceilings ·124no – Circular Surface MF Plasterboard Ceiling LED lights This project had 500+ existing lights that needed changing to energy efficient LED light fittings. As part of the lighting design several factors were considered when selecting the light fittings.

Different rooms required lights with different power outputs, so the correct lux levels were achieved. Several rooms also required hygiene fittings and IP rated lights. Emergency lights and emergency running man lights were included to comply with regulations. Ceiling type and room nature were a factor, as several different light fittings were needed due to different ceilings within rooms and different uses of rooms. Ranging from GP consultant rooms to Physiotherapy rooms to changing areas.