The LED upgrade was projected to deliver benefits of £93 per bed across energy, carbon, maintenance and Enhanced Capital Allowances. A year into the project, with installation completed in 41 buildings across 10 cities, indications are that benefits equivalent to £120 per bed are consistently being delivered. These include an 84% reduction in the volume of maintenance report forms received. In addition, annual carbon dioxide emissions are expected to be reduced by about 2,000 tonnes.
“Lighting accounts for about 30% of our overall electricity consumption and our energy strategy identified it as a significant opportunity to make some energy and carbon savings,” explained Energy Environment Manager James Tiernan.