The ECA has received funding of £30,000 from The Carbon Trust as part of its Networks Initiative, which encourages UK businesses and organisations to cut their CO2 emissions.
The ECA will put the funding to good use by running a series of workshops across the country from July to November this year, aimed at helping firms reduce energy usage and cut carbon emissions through understanding more about energy efficient lighting systems – including the technology, planning, design, installation, maintenance and use. These workshops are designed for both electrical contractors and clients or specifiers who are looking to install the most energy efficient systems in their buildings.
The workshops are intended to give a state-of-the-art practical demonstration of the latest lighting equipment and accessories and cover various aspects of energy efficient lighting, from an introduction to lighting to installation, maintenance and legislation. The emphasis will be on the delivery of effective lighting solutions at minimum energy running costs.
Iain Macdonald, Head of Education and Training at the ECA explains: “ECA members are absolutely committed to making a valuable contribution to the sustainability agenda. The ECA hopes to create opportunities for our members and the wider industry in the area of energy efficiency. Our new energy efficient lighting workshops, developed with the support of the Carbon Trust Networks funding, will help members and others employ the best, most up-to-date advice and techniques, so their customers can reap the benefits of low energy lighting.”
Applicants to the Carbon Trust’s Networks Initiative had to demonstrate how their project would deliver demonstrable carbon emissions savings.