Haron Robson won two prestigious awards at the NSW Chapter of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) annual Lighting Awards, held on 16 October.

The electrical lighting design consultancy took out the Lighting Design: Award of Commendation for its involvement in the lighting installations for the Paddington Reservoir and the newly refurbished Bankstown District Sports Club.

The award submissions were judged on criteria including style and structure, architectural and environmental design, originality of concept, visual comfort and appropriate application, energy effectiveness, adherence to budget constraints and operation and maintenance.

Bankstown District Sports Club uses the most technologically advanced electrical system installed in any function venue in Australia. Integration of the club's digital lighting control system, combined with high efficiency lamps, sound system, video system and effects lighting system ensures that power is only on when the system is in use.

This has helped to reduce the club's average power usage by around 40 per cent.

The lighting design employed on the heritage-listed Paddington Reservoir is two-fold and required the need to highlight the remnants of the site's historic walls and vaults, while focusing on the dramatic spaces and materials. The design also ensures energy efficiency and low maintenance installation.