Application C-LaaS Classrooms
Schools face many challenges. One being the infrastructure and its maintenance.
The Hemelvaart Campus in Waregem is part of the Sint-Paulus comprehensive school and is experiencing strong growth. Various extensions of buildings and classrooms in the past have created the fragmentation of luminaire types. The oldest luminaires date back to the 1960s for which spare parts are not even available anymore. Couple that with high energy consumption and generally increasing maintenance and then you know that the demand for an economical, stable lighting system is no luxury.
Lighting study as the basis of a lighting plan
ETAP initially carried out a lighting study, which resulted in a lighting plan that takes into account the various rooms, their use and the applicable standards for lighting in schools (EN 12464-1).
The best solution proved to be a renovation in accordance with the refurbishment principle where the old luminaires remain and the interior is renewed with our unique LED+LENS™ technology. This results in less waste on the one hand and faster implementation on the other. In fact, no additional works were required on the ceiling. The result of this renovation gave the Ascension campus a more modern and uniform look for the various luminaires.
It is a positive story for the Sint Paulus Hemelvaart campus, not just in terms of look and feel. The number of luminaires dropped by 20% from 321 to 260 and the lighting's energy consumption decreased by over 70% while the lighting level increased. The chosen lighting solution ensures long service life and greater comfort for both teachers and students. Thanks to the C-LaaS agreement, the school is no longer responsible for maintenance, which ETAP will handle for 20 years.
For the Sint-Paulus comprehensive school’s Hemelvaart campus, the collaboration with ETAP was a conscious choice. The West Flanders school educates young people to become self-confident young adults and through this approach (refurbishment and long-term vision) sets an example in circularity. ‘We are all responsible for the future of our planet, especially as a school,’ concludes Wim Dufourmont, technical director at St Paul's School Hemelvaart campus in Waregem.