ENERGY SAVING

RE-LIGHTING OF WORK SPACES

1. Reduce Energy Consumption Rates

 

  • The cost of electric power in Cyprus is the highest in Europe and a real burden for Cypriot businesses.

  • Electricity consumption for lighting is the second biggest energy consumer in work spaces.

  • New technologies and task-oriented lighting design can significantly reduce lighting energy consumption in work spaces.

 

 

 

2. Increase Productivity

 

The new European Standard EN12464-1 : 2011 "Light and Lighting of Work Spaces" promotes energy conservation. A task-oriented approach ensures the minimum lighting requirements and focusses on the qualitative parameters of the lighting scheme for a productive work space in accordance with each particular activity and task. Such parameters include:

 

  • ​​Visual Comfort - Strict glare control

  • Visual Performance - Minimum light levels and light uniformity

  • Safety - Good lighting conditions reduce accidents in work spaces

 

Compliance with the requirements of the EN standards utilizing state-of-the-art lighting technology results in reduced costs and increased productivity.

 

 

 

3. Compliance

 

  • The Kyoto Protocol obliges participating countries to reduce their CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050.

  • The European Directive EPBD Directive : 2002/91/EC "European Performance Energy of Buildings" proposes a general European system of calculating the energy performance of buildings in accordance with the aims set by the Kyoto Protocol.

  • The European Standard EN 15193: "Energy performance of buildings - Energy requirements for lighting" establishes the LENI (Light Energy Numeric Indicator, KWh/sq. meter year) for the calculation of the installed load of lighting installations.

  • The European Standard EN 15193 : 2007 / AC2010 stipulates the maximum allowed consumption for the lighting of different spaces.

  • Since 2009 the above European directives and standards have become mandatory Cypriot legislation applicable to all types of buildings.

 

 

4. Increase Property Value

 

  • The European Certificate of Energy Efficiency of Buildings categorizes a building on a scale from "A" to "H".

  • The European Energy Efficiency Certificate of the building must be presented to any prospective buyer or renter. Thus, the value of the building is directly influenced by the building's energy classification.

  • The LENI (Light Energy Numeric Index) has a major impact on the energy classification of the building.

 

 

5. Enhance your Corporate Profile

 

  • State-of-the-art, energy saving re-lighting allows the EU "Green Light" accreditation and its display on the building.

  • It also permits the use of the official "Green Light" logo on the company's stationary and advertising.

 

Conclusion

 

  • Upgrading the existing lighting installation by employing state-of-the-art lighting technology, provides better lighting and lower energy costs.

  • Optimizing the performance of the existing lighting scheme in a task-oriented way according to the latest European standards EN 12464-1 : 2011, EN 15193, and EN 1839 reduces wasted light and energy consumption.

  • Ensuring the highest quality lighting conditions for work promotes personnel well-being and high productivity.

  • Improving the Light Energy Numeric Index (LENI) enhances the energy classification and thus the value of the premises.

  • Reducing internal secondary heat gains from the lighting installation results in further and significant reductions in air-conditioning costs during the summer months.

  • Re-lamping and maintenance costs of the lighting installation are reduced.

  • Compliance with current legislation and compliance with health and safety laws.

  • Corporate profile enhancement: Eligibility for the "Green Lights" accreditation program of the EU and any available local and European grants.

J N Christofides Lighting Limited

 

3 Elenis Palaiologis Str.

 

1016 Nicosia (Old Town), Cyprus

 

​P.O.Box 21093

 

Tel: +357 22 813 043

Fax: +357 22 813 046

 

Email: nicolasc@jnc.com.cy​

 

 

 

 

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