With new regulations coming into force, buildings must be more energy efficient

Bastiaan de Groot, General Manager - global strategy & new business development 

Following the Paris Climate Agreement, countries across the globe are introducing legislation in a move to increase the energy efficiency of their buildings.

The replacement of lighting is the number one solution to ensuring that buildings are more energy efficient and therefore comply with new regulatory requirements. This is because lighting is the easiest, least intrusive and disruptive part of a building’s infrastructure to upgrade, and typically has the quickest payback period.

However, when replacing the lighting estate, many organisations fail to recognise the positive impact of the latest sensor technology, which can be implemented for a relatively low incremental cost. Such technology can enable companies to monitor the occupancy and use of their buildings, which can then determine heating, ventilation and air conditioning use, as well as cleaning and catering requirements. The energy – and, consequently, environmental – savings that can be achieved are significantly greater than those realised as a result of simply replacing existing lighting. This is particularly attractive given that such energy savings more than fund the lighting upgrade – meaning that the building efficiency savings are effectively free.

Bastiaan de Groot, General Manager - global strategy & new business development at Sylvania, discusses how this can be achieved and provides some tips on what – and, more importantly, why – this is a route that all estates should consider.

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