Sustainable lighting solutions have evolved rapidly. Many modern systems offer greater user control and create brighter and warmer environments while using far less energy than conventional methods. Active sustainable refurbishment measures include replacing traditional bulbs with energy efficient LED lamps. Choosing the right mix of lighting is also important and if carefully chosen, appropriate task, feature and ambient lighting can be created, thereby maximising usage and avoiding waste.
When upgrading a building’s heating and plumbing system, sustainable refurbishment measures provide greater user control as well as improving efficiency.Smart heating controls can be installed to ensure heat is only being generated at the appropriate time of day and in the ideal areas.
Thermal comfort is a year-round consideration. When temperatures are high, it’s equally important to ensure a building is well-ventilated.
Reducing water consumption overall is far better for the environment than trying to treat it after use. Combining sensible usage with appliances that incorporate water-saving technologies will ensure both the demands of occupant comfort and water efficiency are met.