Shell Shared Services

Exceptional Call Center & Office Lighting

Shell Shared Services

Location: Makati City, Philippines
Approximate Area: 28000 sq.m (301389.49 sq.ft)
Industry: Commercial
Date: 2008 – 2009

Shell Philippines built a 24/7 operating Shared Service Center for 2,800 employees. The office was the Philippines first LEED project and needed to be as energy efficient as possible. To achieve the high standards of Shell with 500lx of glare-free lighting in office areas, cutting-edge lighting design was needed.  Being the most sophisticated lighting design company in Asia, Telcs was chosen for the project.

By calculating the perfect placement for the lighting fixtures, a 50% reduction in electrical consumption was achieved. Further 30% were reduced by using a new approach with Dali Sensors.

It was a challenging task, knowing that the goal was creating a homey atmosphere in a working environment. The property consists of open offices, executive offices, cafeterias, a clinic, sports facilities, and areas for resting, reading, and sleeping. The highly competent and professional team of Telcs lighting designers was able to create a balanced office with tasteful break-out areas. From dancing shadows in waiting areas to color changing ceilings in the cafeteria, employees received a homey feeling rarely seen in any office environment.

TELCS used highly efficient fixtures decreasing the energy consumption well below LEED Platinum guidelines. Further reduction was achieved by installing DALI dimmable fixtures, activated through presence detection and coupled with daylight sensors for constant illumination levels.

The finished product was awe-inspiring. Offices with >500lux on tables gave the employees a perfect, active working environment. State-of-the-art lighting-creations with color changing LEDs were installed in breakout areas to emit relaxing vibes.

Shell Shared Services office was the first LEED project in the Philippines.
The stunning drop in energy consumption resulted in yearly savings of almost 1 million USD compared to a standard lighting layout.