Energy-saving refurbishment schemes honoured in LIF awards

The Lighting Industry Federation has honoured the designers of lighting refurbishment projects that have cut energy use by between 25 and 90 per cent.

The Energy Management and Innovation in Lighting Awards Scheme (Emilas) is designed to recognise and reward lighting refurbishment schemes that realise significant energy and cost savings using efficient light sources and/or controls without compromising the quality of the lighting.

Fenella Frost of Photonstar collects an award from Lumicom’s Ernest Magog

Fenella Frost of Photonstar and Lumicom’s Ernest Magog

The winners were:

Indoor workplaces: Eland House, London – Etap for the department of Communities and Local Government. 75 per cent saving.

Outdoor workplaces: Outdoor car park – Holophane for Cheshire West and Cheshire Council. 25 per cent saving.

Sports lighting: Bedford International Athletics stadium indoor sports and running track – Chalmor. 60 per cent saving.

Road and amenity lighting: Battersea Bridge, London – DW Windsor. 45 per cent saving.

Building façade floodlighting: The Tamar Building for Nottingham City Council – Philips Lighting. Over 90 per cent saving.

Energy management in road lighting: A167 for Durham County Council – Harvard Engineering and Durham County Council. 25 per cent saving.

Lumicom/Recolight recycling award: Bedford campus for University of Bedfordshire – Chalmor 30 per cent saving.

Highly commended entries came from PhotonStar LED, Thorn, Holophane, Philips and Etap.

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