Smart lampposts ‘could uncover savings worth €2.1bn’

The new public infrastructure could use up to 70% less energy than conventional units

Lagos to light up with LED upgrades

A British energy efficiency firm has signed a deal to implement LED streetlight upgrades in Lagos

Walmart sticks $100m energy savings in its basket

  Walmart has reduced its energy costs by more than $100 million (£72.5m) over the past decade as part of an ongoing commitment to energy efficiency. The world’s largest retailer says a significant part of its savings were generated from replacing existing lights with 1.5 million LEDs across more than 6,000 shops, car parks, warehouses […]

Bloomberg’s London HQ ‘world’s most sustainable office building’

  Bloomberg’s new European headquarters in London is claimed to have been rated the world’s most sustainable office building. It has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating by BREEAM, the body in charge of awarding green credentials, with a 98.5% score – the “highest to have been achieved by any major office development”. The US media and […]

LEDs light up UK motorway

  More than 1,600 street lights have been replaced with energy efficient ones at a UK motorway. The improvement works took place on the M62 near Huddersfield and Halifax – junction 22 to 25 – and the M621 near Leeds. The new lights are believed to be 53% more efficient, saving the equivalent energy of […]

LEDs to light up Rio streets

The City of Rio de Janeiro is to install energy efficient LEDs. The IFC, part of the World Bank Group, is to help the government develop a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to upgrade nearly 425,000 lights. The project will help Rio reduce its energy bills as well as emissions and provide improved visibility for people […]

LEDs to light up Indian streets and homes

Millions of energy efficient lights are to be installed in streets and homes across India. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India have signed a $200 million (£160m) loan to finance the installation of LEDs as well as energy efficient water pumps. The project is expected to lead to energy savings of […]

Welsh councils granted £7m for green growth

The Welsh Government is providing funding worth more than £7 million to boost green growth in the country. Monmouthshire Council has been granted £4.5 million for the Oak Grove Solar Farm, which has the potential to generate enough green power for 1,400 homes. The project is expected to save more than 2,000 tonnes of carbon […]

Carbon neutrality takes off at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has become the first organisation of its kind in the UK to achieve the carbon neutral status. It has invested more than £7.5 million in energy efficiency projects over the last decade in a bid to reduce its energy use. That includes installing more than 25,000 LED lights throughout the airport, which helped […]

LEDs light up Enfield Council’s energy savings

Enfield Council expects to see savings of around £50,000 a year as a result of implementing energy efficiency measures. It worked with LASER Energy to upgrade and install lighting across nine corporate buildings in a bid to reduce its energy use and carbon emissions. LASER is a public sector energy specialist owned by Kent County […]