Retrofit lighting; key to government’s 10-point plan on net zero targets

A leading independent lighting manufacturer says by using retrofit out-dated lighting systems will be key to improving energy use across the public sector, following the release of the Prime Minister’s ten-point plan for a green industrial revolution.

Tamlite Lighting has welcomed Boris Johnson’s announcement which will see £1 billion funding allotted to make new and existing homes and public buildings more efficient, cutting bills for hospitals and schools, as part of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

Whilst innovative technologies will form part of the blueprint to allow the UK work towards its 2050 net-zero target, Tamlite’s Managing Director John Allden says that many have forgotten the impact lighting can have on saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, and by replacing out-dated lighting systems, coupled with intelligent lighting control, it will go a long way to making public buildings more efficient.

He comments: “The UK government has set in law its net-zero targets, so the Prime Minister’s latest announcement on how this can be achieved must be welcomed. Yet, whilst innovation and new technologies form part of the overall decarbonisation plan, we cannot forget the simple steps those in charge of running public buildings can take to make sure they reach carbon reduction targets.

“Lighting can be a huge source of energy consumption in the public sector, and small changes can make a big difference. Replacing out-dated lighting with modern LED systems can effectively reduce energy use and carbon emissions. Such retrofit upgrades are easy to do and should be seen key component of the Government’s green strategy allowing public sector organisations to make a long-term commitment to net zero carbon emissions.”

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