Net Zero Lighting 2024: Programme unveiled

A programme featuring experts in lighting and sustainability has been unveiled for the inaugural Net Zero Lighting Conference 2024. Organised by The LIA and Recolight, the event is designed to help lighting manufacturers on their net zero journeys and will take place on 2 May at 15Hatfields, London.


The conference will emphasise the practical steps that lighting manufacturers can take to reduce the carbon emissions of all parts of their operations to contribute to the low carbon economy. 


“This event is coming at a critical time for the industry,” says event Chair, Ray Molony. “The lighting community stands ready and willing to play its part in addressing the climate crisis and we hope this gathering of experts and sharing of information will be a major springboard on our collective journey.”


The programme addresses seven vital areas:


Strategy: Tim Bowes and Oliver Wallace of Whitecroft share their roadmap for achieving net zero by 2045. Taran Rai from Epson will present the approach taken by an IT company to attain net zero. Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, will share the organisation’s measures to minimise its carbon footprint, its successes, and the challenges it has faced.


Metrics and measurement: Bob Bohannon, Head of Policy and Sustainability at The LIA, will give a summary of the differing metrics, including B Corp, LEED, EcoVadis, SBTi, Earthly, Cradle-to-Cradle and TM65.2. Anton Borovy, Certification Manager for The LIA, will explain how low carbon operations can drive great TM65.2 scores.


Materials: Speakers include a representative from Wieland Nemco, who will discuss how incorporating recycled metals into lighting products can reduce embodied carbon. 


Energy: This topic includes Angus Rose of Ineco Energy, who will guide delegates through the company’s successful implementation of a solar project on a lighting factory.


Packaging: Two case studies – a packaging materials supplier and a lighting manufacturer – will explore the world of sustainable packaging, and the steps taken to reduce plastic use and incorporate sustainable materials.


Transport: Andreas Adam of Ledvance will deliver a case study highlighting the pioneering sustainable transportation of the company’s luminaires to customers and its intake of raw materials. 


Best practice: The Manufacturer’s Perspective will be presented by Irene Mazzei of Stoane Lighting, a pioneer in sustainable manufacturing. Rebecca Hatch of WSP will explore the lighting specifier’s perspective in consideration of net zero credentials.


The day ends with a panel discussion addressing ‘Commercial Imperative or Environmental Responsibility?’ 


Commenting on the programme, Ayça Donaghy, CEO of The LIA, says, “I am delighted that so many leading experts in this field are willing to share their knowledge and prowess with us all. It is already clear that the event will be filled with essential information to help lighting companies as they collectively work towards net zero.” 


And Nigel says, Achieving net zero is, without doubt, challenging, with input and change needed right across an organisation. The broad range of presentations will address many of the challenges, giving delegates the tools they need to decarbonise their operations.”


The early bird booking rate ends on 29 February. To register, click here.


To read more on Recolight, click here.

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