West Dorset District Council

Posted: 25-04-2013

The Brief:

To help the council immediately reduce its running costs and its impact on the environment through the installation of CP's energy saving products.

Our Insight:

Green modern offices.

Our Solution:

Vitesse Plus Lighting Control System, Vitesse Modular Lighting Connection System, Rapid LCM and microwave detectors.

The Result:

With three configurable channels and numerable functions, Vitesse Plus offered West Dorset District Council a high level of lighting control without the need for a control network.

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West Dorset Districk Council

CP Electronics’ Vitesse Plus Lighting Control System and Vitesse Modular Lighting Connection System have been installed to great effect in the impressive new offices of West Dorset District Council (WDDC), located in Dorchester, Dorset.

The council has moved from its previous location of Stratton House to smaller, greener and more efficient, modern offices at Charles Street, Dorchester. The development provides better disabled access, is home to more than 20 new shops, a library and adult learning centre. The new building has immediately helped the council reduce its running costs and its impact on the environment.

CP’s Vitesse Plus Lighting Distribution System which offers presence detection and daylight linking has been used on all four office floors, whilst Rapid LCM was chosen for use in the committee rooms. Vitesse is a marshalling box with simple, pluggable outputs that allow ease of installation and commissioning. It provides up to 10 outputs, enabling a range of control options including photocell-controlled and manual dimming, presence or absence detection, corridor linking and manual switching, as well as testing of emergency lighting. It also offers a manual override for presence detection. With three configurable channels and numerable functions, Vitesse Plus provides a high level of lighting control without the need for a control network.

Four of the committee rooms are divided by partitioning and have been provided with scene setting and micro switches to enable them to function as individual or larger rooms. Vitesse Plus PIR has also been installed to provide presence detection with daylight linking throughout, whilst offering flexibility for future changes as the system has been installed using ‘plug and play’. CP has also supplied microwave controls for the underground car park. The contractor on the project was familiar with Vitesse and, as the system has the flexibility to meet specification and functionality required, a speedy and efficient installation was guaranteed.