Lighting the way to energy efficiency and carbon saving
According to CLASP, lighting accounts for 15% of total electricity consumption and 5% of all greenhouse gas emissions worldwide. As a result, it is estimated that a global transition to highly-efficient LED lamps alone would avoid 801Mt of CO2 emissions.
With its focus on energy efficiency and low-carbon design, therefore, this webinar will provide insights into how lighting can become more sustainable, in principle and practice. The discussion explores the challenges presented by a wide variety of indoor spaces with different occupancy levels and multiple tasks to support — from office floors, factories and big retail ‘sheds’, via classrooms, civic centres and heritage buildings, to nightclubs and hotel rooms, plus domestic kitchens and bathrooms.
The menu of product and technology options on the market also seems almost endless — from daylight simulation and low-energy lamps, to motion sensors and smart controls.
Whatever the system and the setting, though, the fundamental question remains the same: How do you optimise energy efficiency and saving, plus cut carbon, whilst creating safe and healthy environments, that are affordable, attractive and productive to inhabit? As if the challenge was not complicated enough already, the answer may also effectively change over time.
So any truly sustainable solution needs an element of futureproofing built-in, to offer flexibility and adaptability, ultimately making it more resilient.
Chaired by Jim McClelland from SustMeme
David Farebrother — Environment and Sustainability Manager – Bouygues Energies & Services
Harpinder Singh — Energy Auditor (Contract) – Islington Council
Kristina Allison — Senior Lighting designer, – Atkins; and Chair of the Society of Light & Lighting (SLL) Education Committee