Re-certifying retrofitted lanterns for a new CE mark is a hot industry topic at the moment. You can learn more about the practicalities, implications and legislation behind re-certification in a six page feature in the Lighting Journal's latest issue:
We are delighted to announce that we will, once again, be attending this year's Institution of Lighting Professionals Summit.
The 2019 event will be hosted in sunny Newcastle at the Life Science Centre, from the 12th to 13th of June. We are expecting this to be an exciting show as it will coincide with the publication of the National Street Lighting Survey Report (which will also be covered in June's edition of the Lighting Journal) and we will also be promoting some very exciting company news.
You can find out more about the event and book tickets to attend here.
CRT is very pleased to introduce the newest member of our sales team: Mr Steve Allaway.
Steve joins us with a wealth of experience within the public lighting sector and will be focusing on caring for our local authority customers in the South of England. On his new position:
"Carbon Reduction Technology offers a stellar product range with solid technology and a fantastic service. I'm excited to be joining a team with so much opportunity ahead of it!"
Welcome to the team Steve!
In November last year we were delighted to receive a Lux Award for Industrial and Transport Lighting Project of the Year, in conjunction with Volvo CE, Motherwell and enModus Smart Building Solutions.
The Lighting Journal has, this month, published the full story of this game-changing project, including more detail on the actual financial and carbon savings achieved via the lighting upgrade:
Read the full article online now
We have made several small updates to our IES files for street lighting. A full set of up-to-date files are always available on the main website or you can download the January 2019 set directly:get in touch and talk to an engineer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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