Enfield Council & LASER Energy proactively worked together to manage their energy use through changing to LED Lighting in their buildings. Read all about the project here.
Posted on Sep 28, 2016
Enfield Council is proactively managing its energy use, working towards a target of 40% reduction in carbon emissions by 2020. Enfield has been using a Salix revolving investment fund since 2010 and has so far invested £920,429 on 90 projects, generating savings of £208,664.
In 2014, Enfield Council took a decision to commence a major focus on LED lighting to reduce the energy use in their corporate buildings. As well as providing a great opportunity to save energy this decision presented new challenges around specifying LED equipment, designing projects to meet SALIX compliance and procuring both equipment and installers. Enfield Council learned of the LASER LED lighting framework and approached LASER to learn more.
Together we both explored potential light fittings and designs across nine corporate buildings and agreed the desired project outcomes around quality, price and payback. We then set about surveying the buildings, specifying equipment from various suppliers on the LED framework, calculating accurate projects costs, savings and paybacks.
The process agreed was to utilise our Managed Access service as outlined below:
Using the LASER framework has enabled the Council to install large LED lighting projects in a number of our corporate buildings. The whole process, from the initial site surveys and provision of quotes to the actual installations, has been very fast and efficient. We are looking forward to carrying out more LED lighting projects in the near future.
Carbon Reduction Manager, Enfield Council
During the second half of 2015 installation was carried out across all nine buildings. LASER worked in partnership with the Council to ensure minimum disruption to normal site operations and managed all elements of the removal of existing lighting and installation of new lighting from selecting and ordering kit to managing installers and waste contractors.
Installation at the nine buildings was completed in January 2016. The consensus from staff in the buildings is that the lighting looks great and the installation was completed with minimal impact on occupants.
In all over 1,900 new fittings were installed at a total project cost of just over £250k. The project is forecast to save over £50k per annum in electricity costs (at today's electricity prices) and all fittings are guaranteed for 50,000 hours of operation.
5 Year payback
Around 2,500 old fittings removed and disposed of across 9 sites.
Saving £50,000 per annum.
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