Working to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, to work in more energy-efficient ways, and to move to renewable energy sources
Reducing On-Site Lighting Energy Consumption
One of Bimeda’s five core sustainability pillars is energy. We have committed to ‘continuously review our working practices, in order to identify opportunities to reduce energy consumption, to work in more energy-efficient ways, and to move to renewable energy sources.’
The Bimeda UK team are making great strides in the area of energy-usage reduction, and recently completed a project to reduce the amount of lighting-related energy which is used in the UK facility. The project was led by Maintenance Technician, Mike Burton. We caught up with Mike to find out more.
Mike, can you tell us a little bit about the background to this project?
As a society we are all becoming increasingly aware of the need to reduce energy consumption and thus reduce emissions. Businesses can play an important role and at Bimeda UK we also wanted to play our part, in line with Bimeda’s sustainability strategy.
What opportunity did you identify, to reduce energy usage?
We wanted to find a way to reduce electric power consumption at the UK site. The existing overhead lighting source was provided by low bay halogen box units. These units are extremely poor in conserving energy. In fact, only 15% of the energy used is converted into light. The remaining 85% is lost as heat.