Once again we've been out and about visiting customers with our exceptional Marmalade Toast photographer in tow. This time, it was the turn of Volvo CE in Motherwell, Scotland - the highbay project which recently won a Lux Award!
Carbon Reduction Technology (CRT) has achieved Accredited Supplier status with the Carbon Trust. Accreditation comes with a listing on the Carbon Trust's Green Business Directory.
The Carbon Trust aims to provide independent evaluation and validation, setting a reliable quality standard. Applicants are thoroughly vetted against a set of detailed and stringent criteria, covering essential business practices and processes.
The Carbon Trust has also previously carried out an incubation case study featuring one of CRT's early industrial customers - a Volvo Construction Equipment facility (previously Terex Trucks) in Motherwell, Scotland. Read more here.
Carbon Reduction Technology have been invited to present early findings from the National Lighting Survey at the next ILP Premier Members' Forum at the House of Lords on December 3rd.
The survey is currently still ongoing, with local authorities able to contribute their responses until early 2019. However, enough data has been collected to offer preliminary findings and identify early emerging trends.
For more information about the National Street Lighting Survey if you're a local authority representative wishing to take part please contact our research team at email@example.com.
We are pleased to announce success at the Lux Awards 2018, winning the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year category with a joint entry submitted by Carbon Reduction Technology, enModus and Volvo.
The project, also the subject of a Carbon Trust case study, covers the upgrade of a Volvo construction equipment site in Motherwell Scotland to Smart Connected Lighting. The facility now has approximately 950 CRT high efficiency luminaires installed with ambient light and occupancy sensors, networked into a remote control and reporting system.
The new lighting system is delivering an average energy saving of approximately 84%, which equates to a huge CO2 and financial savings for the facility every month.
Paul Hudson, Operations Director at Volvo comments: “This project is testament to the forward-thinking employees within of our business. With the smart connected lighting solution in place, we are another few steps closer to reaching our goal of becoming a carbon neutral site.”
Alan Robson, Sales Director at Carbon Reduction Technology comments: "When a project like this picks up an award it really helps to highlight what a massive impact a lighting upgrade can have on a business - both financially and environmentally. Volvo, Motherwell, absolutely deserve the recognition for the amazing strides they are making towards becoming carbon neutral."
Carbon Reduction Technology are pleased to announce our graduation to Gold with the Supply Chain Sustainability School [SCSS].
CRT joined the SCSS earlier this year in June and quickly appointed a sustainability team to undertake training and evaluate the opportunities for sustainability improvement within our supply chain.
The SCSS awarded Gold level recognition following an extensive redesign of our product range to dramatically increase the sustainability of our supply chain before products reach the point of sale. In addition, following a number of sustainability assessments and training modules, the SCSS conducted an interview with our sustainability team and produced a case study about our sustainability strategy - making Carbon Reduction Technology one of only six studies published by the school this year.
You can see the case study online at the SCSS website here: crt.lighting/SCSS-Case-Study
As the results of the National Street Lighting Survey continue to roll in, the Lighting Journal (which will be publishing the results of the survey next year) have released an article discussing the origins of the project and some of the main objectives of the study. The article is by the Institution of Lighting Professional's VP of Highways, Ian Jones, who has worked closely with us on the planning, design and deployment of the nationwide study.
Please click the article to go through to the online edition of the October 2018 Lighting Journal. The article can be found on pages 24 and 25.
We're pleased to release our new retrofit brochure, detailing the RFX2 gear tray:
We're delighted to have had one of our projects featured in this month's edition of the Lighting Journal. In addition to a Carbon Reduction Technology photograph on the cover, you can read the article on pages 32, 33 and 34. The article details the tremendous and sensitive work done by Cheshire West and Chester Council in successfully marrying efficient new technology into the historical treasure trove of the City of Chester and it's outlying villages.
Although the Journal is packed with great content, the articles on pages 16 and 20 discussing professional development and the changes being implemented by the Engineering Council to CPD are very much worth a read if you're a lighting engineer or manage a team of lighting engineers.
Read the September issue online here.
You can also find out more about the RFX2 retrofit gear tray here or download a copy of the RFX2 brochure here.
We are delighted to announce that Carbon Reduction Technology (CRT), in collaboration with enModus and Terex, Volvo, have been shortlisted for a Lux Award this November, in the Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year category.
The entry focuses on the project to retrofit the Terex, Volvo facility in Motherwell, Scotland with super efficient LED high bay lighting and a revolutionary Smart Control System which operates and communicates using the power lines. The ongoing project has also been the focus of a recent Carbon Trust case study.
CRT Director Alan Robson comments: "We're obviously thrilled to have been shortlisted; it's a testament to the hard work and innovation of everyone involved in the project that we've made it through the initial stages, not to mention the incredible drive and motivation which Terex, Volvo have demonstrated in their mission to become carbon neutral. Representatives from all three companies will be attending the awards dinner in November, which we're all very much looking forward to. Whatever the result, it promises to be a night to remember."
For more information: Carbon Reduction Technology - enModus - Terex, Volvo - The Lux Awards Shortlist
Carbon Reduction Technology (CRT) are delighted to announce the launch of the next generation of HBX, the HBX2.
HBX is CRT’s highly successful high bay luminaire. Even when a luminaire excels at its job, we are constantly looking for ways to improve the design, efficiency and supply chain impact. These are some of the key features we’ve been able to improve in the HBX2 design:
The body of HBX2 has changed significantly. The core internal components of the luminaire, such as the driver and controller, are now situated in a slim easy-access casing, completely separated from the light source and heat sink. In addition to a better-looking visual profile, keeping the main electrical components even cooler by further distancing them from the heat sink can greatly extend the longevity of the luminaire.
HBX2 still features our trademark downward facing heat sink, which is resistant to the build up of dirt and debris that can reduce the life of a luminaire by creating unwanted insulation. However, the heat sink is now slimmer and has a slightly increased surface area, making it even more efficient.
Additionally, when HBX2 is connected into a Smart System, the mounting point for nodes and sensors is now fully integrated into the model, creating a sleeker look and easier placement access. HBX2 also has an improved rating of IP55.
The new design has allowed us to strip away a lot of bulk and mass, leaving HBX2 lighter in weight and slightly smaller – although no less powerful! The reduction in construction materials, and therefore construction cost, is significant enough to allow us to lower the price of the new model.
As well as being 99% recyclable and containing no lead or mercury, which is a CRT standard, the reduction in material mass has also had a positive impact on sustainability throughout our supply chain, affecting the entire lifecycle footprint of each individual luminaire.
Let there be (even more) light
HBX2 comes complete with an even more efficient LED light source and a far wider range of optics, increasing the maximum possible output and lowering the minimum energy input required.
The huge range of optics available allows you to take a precision approach to designing your lighting scheme, ensuring that the light distribution from each HBX2 reaches as far as possible and as uniformly as possible, whilst still projecting the correct lux reading at ground level.
HBX2 is also now available from a warm 2,200°K, with an expanding range of IES files.
HBX2 is suitable for any kind of shed or facility with a ceiling height over 6m. Typically, HBX facilitates a saving in emissions and lighting energy overheads of up to 87% and we guarantee payback through energy savings in under two years.
If you’d like to book a facility assessment or speak to an engineer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.