In June 2016, we dove into the ocean head first. Not really, but we did dive into the renovation of the UCSD 2nd floor of the Eckart Building, the Scripps Institute of Oceanography on UCSD’s Campus. This project was released in November 2016 and was completed in April 2017. What a ride it was!
With high-quality lighting, aesthetic design and advanced LED technology in mind, we installed VTL fixtures with individual fixture controls in the office areas. In order to save energy, we integrated Acuity Brand’s nIO into the fixtures… allowing users to individually control fixtures and dim lights in them. To make things even better the utility can send a signal for auto demand response to shed power, which is awesome because the school will receive a rebate for the energy savings.
Within the wood ceiling, we used recessed and pendant linears. For the finishing touch, we added a graphical wall pod with a touchscreen complete with the building’s logo where users can control the lights in the lobbies and halls.
Special thanks to all of those who worked to make this project a success including: the general contractor CW Driver, The Engineering Partners Inc., the Architect OBI, photographer Kevin Walsh, Dianna Rubalcava for Neal Electric and Brendan Kelliher from our controls team.