Light bulb moment for NSW businesses
A report released by the NSW government has highlighted the burden lighting puts on electricity bills for businesses in the state.
The Energy Efficient Lighting Technology report demonstrates that lighting is responsible for between 15 to 25 percent of electricity bills. The report shows how these costs can be reduced by as much as 82 per cent.
Through lighting upgrades and other energy efficiencies, The Four Seasons Hotel have reported saving $150,000, 945 megawatt hours of electricity and 1,042 tonnes of carbon pollution per year.
Bernard Carlon, acting deputy chief executive of Environment & Heritage Policy & Programs at the Office of Environment & Heritage says, “More efficient, commercially proven technology is now available to replace the lights most often used by NSW business – fluorescent, halogen and high bay lighting.”
Mr Carlon added that changing halogen lights with LED’s can deliver up to 75 per cent energy savings and pay for itself in two years, and as LED’s produce less heat, further savings can be made on air conditioning costs.
The report was produced by the Energy Saver Program which has run 370 energy audits in organisations in NSW.
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