Modern Lighting Design for Efficiency and Practicality” was the theme of the recent CIBSE Ireland competition run primarily for young engineers. It attracted considerable interest, making the task of the final adjudicators – Stephen Weir, CIBSE Ireland Chair and Michael McDonald, TU Dublin lecturer and CIBSE Ireland Committee member – very difficult. In the end the winning entry was “Open-plan Workspace, The Flour Mills Building” by Bernard McLoughlin, Ethos.

Employed as an electrical engineer with Ethos Engineering over the last few years, Bernard has worked on various projects but the Flour Mills building project is one that is special to him. As it is a truly unique building, there were a number of challenges, especially with it also being a listed building with most of the structure  being retained.

It is five stories tall and has approximately 700 sq m of open-plan workspace per floor. Some levels  have low head heights while others have double-height space. Being an office fit-out with a great deal of open-plan workspaces throughout each floor, the quality, efficiency and practicality of the lighting design was critically important. With the exception of architectural lighting, all lights are LED with colour rendering index (CRI) 90, L80 and a minimum lifetime of 50,000 hours as standard.

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