There are many considerations when installing LED light systems and this can be daunting for procurers. Selecting quality products, a competent installer, using daylight to your advantage and optimal design are just some of the considerations.
Premium Light Pro has produced a comprehensive guide for installation of indoor lighting in the non-domestic sector. At the heart of this lies the project's Procurement Criteria, which serves as a benchmark of high quality.
Post date: 8 Jun 2018
by Heather Clancy
One of the largest commercial LED lighting installations projects in the world — the retrofit of more than 4,500 JPMorgan Chase branches by General Electric's energy division, Current — started life as a proposal for a far-more-modest pilot project.
Post date: 11 Dec 2017
This report released by Copenhagen Economics and commissioned by the Swedish Energy Agency and the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning, aims to assess and quantify to what extent there are likely multiple benefits from energy related renovations of the Swedish building stock. Multiple benefits accrue in addition to the direct savings in energy bills and may entail health effects from better outdoor air quality and indoor environment.
The report finds that:
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project PremiumLight_Pro (Next-level energy efficient lighting systems in the service sector) aims at addressing the major saving potentials by supporting public authorities in the development of effective policies to facilitate the implementation of efficient new generation LED lighting systems in the service sector.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017
In this series of white papers on the electrical installations of houses, flats and residential units, Leonardo Energy aims to stimulate carefully considered design, taking into account how the occupants live and their needs and wishes. These white papers are mainly targeted to architects, specification writers, decision makers, installers and students.
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
The objective of the European Lighting Summit, which will take place on 30 March 2017 in Brussels, Belgium, is to look at lighting beyond energy efficiency. Inspirational thoughts on Intelligent Lighting Systems, Human Centric Lighting and Circular Economy will be presented from a variety of angles. The broad range of speakers will facilitate a dialogue between the value chain of the lighting market and its major stakeholders.
Post date: 10 Mar 2017
The December 2016 issue -Volume 64- of the Newsletter of the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling (IEA SHC) Programme contains information on the latest developments relating to the Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, announcements of upcoming events and new publications.
Specific articles of this issue include:
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
The municipality of Gunskirchen decided to refurbish the street lighting system to energy-efficient LED technology using EPC, since it recognised that its street lighting system required significant refurbishment work and that the technology currently in use would soon be affected by the phasing out of lamps. The objective of the project was to find a good solution for every street. For the implementation, the municipality hired a planner who carried out a tendering procedure. Five ESCOs were invited to bid and all submitted for the call.
Post date: 8 Mar 2017
The Municipality wanted to renovate and improve the outdoor lighting installations by providing quality street lighting with improved LED technology, while seeking maximum energy efficiency and minimum maintenance cost.The main objective was to improve the overall situation and energy efficiency of the streetlight system as well as to provide an excellent quality service to the citizens. The municipality was interested in using the EPC model for this project. An open tender was published and ESCOs were invited to submit their offers.
Post date: 10 Feb 2017
Streetlight-EPC Implemented Projects - Triggering the market uptake of Energy Performance Contracting through street lighting refurbishment
Despite the great potential, most European regions have not yet seen a significant development of Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) markets.
Due to its lower technical and economic complexity, street lighting is a good "learning and testing ground" for EPC.
Post date: 7 Feb 2017