The high street clothing store New Look has implemented some more strategies to improve its eco-friendly credentials and it aims to do this with energy-efficient lighting.
The retailer is set to replace all its halogen bulbs across 600 stores in the UK with LED lights, therefore cutting energy consumption and maintenance costs.
According to Business Green, New Look will “prove green is this season’s colour” as it installs more environmentally sustainable lighting solutions. Existing halogen lamps will be substituted with long-life LED lighting by electrical supplier Rexel; they won’t need to be switched as frequently and the reduced heat will save on air conditioning.
Furthermore, the company is installing smart meters in most of the stores to measure, manage and reduce energy consumption. It controls the lighting, heating and ventilation equipment to help cut your carbon footprint.
It has not been revealed how much it is to change the LED bulbs or how much it expects to save but there is bound to be a return on investment. Imagine the possibilities if they extended their eco scheme to install renewable energy systems like solar power or insulation?
Businesses and homeowners can save up to 50% on your annual fuel bills with renewable energy and Enerfina can help.
So what other options are available?
- Heat pumps
- Rainwater harvesters
- Wind turbines
- Water treatment systems
- Wood pellet boilers
New Look could extend increase is ecological efforts by installing any of the solutions mentioned above. Each individual method has its own advantages so speak to us today to find out what is best for you and your energy needs.
What about finances?
There are various schemes and grants available which can help you financially towards renewable energy equipment. The Renewable Heat Incentive is a new Government-backed measure to make it worth your while to produce renewable heat.
What is more, there is the Feed-in-Tariff Scheme however the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) made a number of changes recently which will affect all photovoltaic (PV) installations with an eligibility date on or after 1st August this year.
The changes consist of:
- Reduction to the generation tariff for new installations
- Reduction in the tariff lifetime for new installations from 25 years to 20 years
- Increase to the export tariff rate for new installations
- Change to the domestic customer threshold for mandatory participation in the FITs scheme by Licensed Electricity Suppliers from 50,000 to 250,000
- Degression mechanism introduced to reduces generation tariffs on a quarterly basis