KPMG gets a makeover
Refurbishment of KPMG’s London North office in Watford, which is home to over 100 staff who work with some of the leading brands in the UK, has included the installation of a range of energy saving lighting solutions from Wila Lighting.
KPMG is a leading provider of professional services and is part of the largest integrated accounting firm in Europe. Sustainability is embedded in the company’s values and they take their responsibility as a good corporate citizen extremely seriously. This approach has been widely recognised and as a result they received the prestigious Business in the Community Platinum Plus standard for demonstrating that sustainability is at its core.
For a company with sustainability at its heart, it is no surprise that energy efficiency was central to the specification for the refurbishment. Stewart Langdown of Wila Lighting says: “For a company of this size it was important to ensure that the products which were installed would provide not only the flexibility which they required from their work spaces but also that they provided this in the most energy efficient manner possible.”
The entire refurbishment included the ground and first floor office areas together with the reception, conference suites, meeting rooms and office pods.
The products included Wila’s Tentec LED recessed downlights which were supplied in a shallow version to fit easily into the ceiling void. The downlights incorporated a remote DALI dimmable driver to deliver enhanced energy efficiency and low lifecycle costs and were supplied in 4000k to achieve a natural white light.
Other areas of the refurbishment incorporated Wila’s LED E Connect Nero Accent recessed downlights, which are ideally suited to areas where accent lighting is required and recessed luminaires from the Avic range.
Stewart says: “The LED E Connect Nero Accent recessed downlights offer a very efficient alternative to luminaires with low voltage or compact fluorescent lamps up to 35W. They are ideal for installation in restricted ceiling voids and the LED modules provide very stable chromaticity so there is no perceptible colour deviation when several luminaires are used together.”
Improved energy efficiency is just one feature KPMG can look forward to as a result of this refurbishment. Uniformity of the lighting and exceptional glare control will also ensure that the staff continue to enjoy a better working environment while ease of maintenance will prove to be a major benefit to the facilities management team.