Brunel Business School Uxbridge, UK

A Delmatic Dali system controls lighting within Brunel University’s new Business School complex.

The BREEAM “Excellent” building provides a very green environment in which to work and study, and has a strong focus on energy conservation through biomass heating, automatic window control and natural ventilation, rainwater harvesting system, as well as Delmatic’s energy-efficient lighting management system.

The striking design comprises a white rendered façade wrapped around a cool circular zinc clad auditorium, and the building provides leading edge research facilities and an integrated home for the Brunel Business School which had previously been scattered across numerous buildings. 

The Delmatic Dali system controls lighting across the 7,000 sq.m facility including faculty and teaching areas, classrooms, offices, core areas, as well as the atrium, art gallery and café, seminar rooms, conference and events facilities, and the dramatic multi-purpose auditorium. 

The system provides energy-efficient presence detection and daylight-linking using a combination of Dali lighting control modules, Dali presence detectors and Dali multisensors, as well as Dali relay units (which switch water-valve solenoids in the toilets) and Dali monitoring devices (for testing and monitoring emergency lighting).  The system provides Dali testing and monitoring of emergency lighting throughout the complex including non-controlled areas such as plant rooms.   Seminar rooms are equipped with scene setting controls with integrated control from the lecterns while scene setting controls within the auditorium interface with the smart AV system so that AV devices can mirror control of the lighting scenes.

The complete system is managed and monitored through Delmatic’s Lightscape graphical software providing comprehensive reporting functions as well as real-time virtual wiring reconfiguration.


Architect            YRM

Consultant         Cundall

Contractor         Crown House