An energetic start

The Lux Energy Club in association with Lutron was launched last month in a glittering gathering of top end users, senior designers and architects. It was a coming together of minds to discuss lighting and energy. Martin Tomlinson reports

End users from diverse organisations such as John Lewis Partnership and the Bank of England joined top architects from TP Bennett, 3D Reid and GMW and designers from leading practices including Speirs + Major, Arup and Buro Happold for the inaugural meeting of Lux Energy Club In association with Lutron.

It’s a new exclusive forum for major energy users and specifiers to meet and share knowledge and ideas, learn from experts, be inspired by best practice projects and techniques, and debate the way forward in balancing lighting and energy.

Club chairman and Lux magazine editor Ray Molony says: ‘To coin a phrase, we’re all in this together. We have amazing kit, great ideas and exemplary projects. We just need to share them with each other so we can do our jobs better and play our role in managing the energy used for lighting responsibly.’

The evening, supported by lighting control specialist Lutron, featured two inspirational speakers: record-breaking lighting designer Beau McClellan and futurologist Melissa Sterry who by turn inspired, challenged and entertained their audience with their opinions on the future of lighting. Appropriately for the ambitious challenge the industry faces, it took place at Altitude 360 on the 28th floor of Millbank Tower in Westminster – a stunning venue with some of the best views in London.

The Lux Energy Club is open to senior designers, consultants, architects, facilities managers and property managers and developers. To be included in future events, email editor@archive.luxmagazine.co.uk with the subject line ‘Lux Energy Club’

Join the club

The Lux Energy Club is open to specifiers and end users. So if you’re a designer, consultant, architect, facilities manager, property manager or developer, email editor@archive.luxmagazine.co.uk with the subject line ‘Lux Energy Club’ for an invitation to other Lux Energy Club events.

Some events will be open to all, including manufacturers, and these will be advertised in due course.

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