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University College Cork

University College Cork

This project at University College Cork involved the addition of a new Bio Resource Support Unit. At the heart of this large, 5-storey over basement building is a naturally lit 100 metre long atrium, from which all vertical and horizontal circulation springs, ensuring clear way-finding and facilitating cross pollination between various departments.

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A primary requirement of the brief was for an energy efficient, sustainable and cost effective facility. The building incorporates a range of energy efficiency systems including exposed thermal mass, heat pumps for heating and cooling, mixed mode ventilation (displacement, stack and natural) and night time cooling. Discreet integration of building services was fundamental to the project as no suspended ceilings are provided.

Hager provided a lighting control system that allowed the following functionality; master/slave relationship between occupancy sensors in designated areas, corridor hold function, scene settings, integration into a front end building management system, and the use of a pluggable system with pre-wired leads for power distribution and control.

Hager control products included; KNX solution incorporating occupancy sensors, DALI gateways, line couplers and binary inputs. Hager power distribution products included; klik.system and sollysta wiring accessories