EXCLUSIVE: LEDs are favourite for energy managers

LEDs were the most popular choice for energy professionals to save energy over the last year – and they look set to remain favourites for the next 12 months. ELN […]

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By Vicky Ellis

LEDs were the most popular choice for energy professionals to save energy over the last year – and they look set to remain favourites for the next 12 months.

ELN can today exclusively reveal the results of an online survey we carried out at the end of July 2014 with more than 100 energy buyers and managers from both the public and private sector.

Asked what energy efficiency measures they had brought in over the last 12 months, LED lighting was picked by a significant majority (83%) of 60 respondents.

Changing culture and behaviour was the second most installed option.

Insulation, variable speed drives, AMT or smart meters and energy management systems tied third, each being installed over the last year by around two fifths of energy professionals.

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A tiny fraction of people said they had plumped for the relatively new technology current optimisation – not to be confused with voltage optimisation.

Just ahead of that on the list of energy saving measures chosen were voltage optimisation and combined heat and power (CHP) units.

While we didn’t include more efficient boilers, solar panels or improved building management systems in the poll, these were all mentioned several times.

Asked about the future, four-fifths (80%) of those polled plan to get LED lights, making it the most popular choice for the next 12 months.

This was closely followed by changing culture and behaviour.