Natural lighting at Hopkins’ Velodrome, the bookie’s favourite to win the 2011 RIBA Stirling Prize, will be hidden away during the Olympic games
Rules on lux levels set out by the International Olympic Committee and the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS) insist glazing be covered during the broadcasting of Olympic cycling events with blackout blinds.
OBS is reportedly concerned that cameras will have difficulty in adjusting to different lighting conditions. LOCOG (the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games) and Hopkins Architects believe this wouldn’t be a problem.
16 April 2012
Public sector green funding body Salix has announced that academy schools are now eligible for interest-free loans to spend on replacing their lighting and other inefficient technologies.
01 February 2012
The minimum efficacy of light fittings is set to rise from 55 lumens per circuit watt to 60 in the 2013 version of the Building Regulations.