The QLD Chapter of the National Electrical and Communication Association (NECA) held their annual NECA State Apprentice and Excellence Awards for 2023 last Friday. These awards highlight the achievements of individuals and companies in the Electrical and Communication industry.
Fredon QLD was in attendance and we are delighted to share the team were awarded State Winners in the Innovation category and another two of our team members recognised on the evening.
QLD State Winner: Innovation for Energy Efficient Lighting Control – Sensor-less Daylight Harvesting
Fredon has developed an innovative daylight harvesting solution called “’Sensor-less Daylight Harvesting”, which leverages Machine Learning methods to accurately predict the amount of ambient sunlight entering a building.
This lighting control method is able to supplement artificial lighting without the requirement to deploy large quantities of physical daylight sensors. 6 of 8 Successive predictions allow the model to make use of copious natural light, reaching higher levels of energy efficiency.
This model is currently being used on one of our Correctional projects, and our team are now in the process of adapting this innovation to work for multilevel buildings.
The development of the Sensor-less Daylight Harvesting, is an industry game changer, as it offers comprehensive energy efficient daylight harvesting solutions by overcoming the cost barrier associated with implementing a traditional daylight harvesting system.
If you’d like to learn more about our Sensor-less Daylight Harvesting solution, contact our Digital Engineering Team.
QLD Commercial/Domestic Apprentice of the Year
Fredon 4th Year Apprentice, Alex Fisher was awarded QLD Apprentice of the Year for the Commercial/ Domestic category. Alex was nominated for his eagerness to learn and commitment to the job. His positive ‘can do’ attitude and the high quality of work he has produced have made him a valuable member of the team at Tweed Valley Hospital.
We wish Alex all the best, as he is in contention for the NECA National Apprentice Awards.
QLD Women In Energy: Vicki Nogaski
Congratulations to Vicki Nogaski, who shone bright and brought home the well-deserved Women in Energy award. She was recognised for her unwavering dedication and remarkable contributions to the industry and although her nomination was through her previous employer, we are honoured to now have Vicki as part of our QLD team and incredibly proud of her award.
Congratulations everyone on your well-deserved achievements!