North East Derbyshire Council, Multiple Locations
North East Derbyshire Council
Coney Green Business Centre is host to a mix of contemporary offices, workshops, and industrial units, rented out to independent businesses. North East Derbyshire District Council contacted CEMA Lighting for a free lighting consultation for the business centre in Chesterfield to minimise their running costs, which has followed on from a successful lighting project CEMA Lighting recently completed at the Dronfield Leisure Centre, which is owned and run by North East Derbyshire District Council.
After CEMA Lighting’s consultant completed a free lighting survey for the facility, Coney Green found the current lighting system across the Business Centre was outdated and costing Derbyshire District Council an unnecessary expense of over £10,000 each year. CEMA Lighting replaced their traditional 4 x 18W CAT 2 recessed panels (which had deteriorated long before their anticipated lifespan) with CEMA Lighting’s stylish 30-watt Halo Panel, which will operate for up to 60,000 hours before depreciating below that 70% recommended replacement time. The Halo Panel luminaires are much more energy-efficient and have cut energy consumption down by almost 2½ as well as improving the general quality of light throughout the building.
CEMA Lighting also converted the industrial units within the business centre. The original warehouse lighting deteriorated just as quickly as the recessed panels in the office, requiring frequent replacements and incurring additional unnecessary costs. Therefore, CEMA Lighting proposed to replace the original 140W T8 Linear fittings with CEMA Lighting’s LED 50-watt High-Output IP65 Luminaire which proves more durable in an industrial setting.
After the project was completed, CEMA Lighting had reduced the CO2 emissions of Coney Green by over 21 tonnes annually and reduced the annual cost of lighting the building by 73%, leaving Derbyshire District Council with an additional £10,000 each year to invest elsewhere.