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    Creating an
    ideal environment
    for living and learning

    Universities across UK


    See how Philips provided an ideal environment for living and learning

    UNITE Students

    This was a really
    big project

    and Philips proved very helpful in finding the right lighting solutions for the whole business.”


    - Steve Batley

    UNITE Students
    UNITE Students

    Customer Challenge


    Unite Students provides homes for students in 138 buildings across 28 university towns and cities. The organisation’s core purpose is to provide students witha ‘Home for Success.’ This means helping them achieve more from their time at university.

    UNITE Students

    The right lighting


    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.

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