Carbon Reduction Technology is pleased to announce the completion of a lighting upgrade for Darlington Indoor Market. Forty two low carbon units have been retrofitted into the existing DW Windsor hexagonal heritage lanterns, dropping the energy requirements of each light from 250 Watts to just 48 Watts. The 202 Watt drop means that Darlington Indoor Market is now saving a huge 81% on their lighting energy consumption. Additionally to a vast energy saving, the new LED units are fitted with bespoke lenses which angle illumination onto the walkways between the shops and stalls, rather than pooling on the canopies.
Darlington Indoor Market is a famous shopping spot, originally opened in May 1863. The market also has a reputation for being environmentally friendly; almost all of the waste from the market is recycled and reused. The team that run the market have won the 'Most Improved Market' award in the National Market Traders’ Federation Greenest UK Market competition several times and on consecutive years.
On the 24th of January Darlington Indoor Market received its fourth annual Display Energy Certificate, once again ranking first among the other council owned buildings for energy efficiency. The Market improved from a 32 to a 26 efficiency rating - a 20% improvement on the previous year - missing out on an A rating by only one point. It is hoped that the new LED installation will push Darlington's Indoor Market's energy rating over into an A score following future assessments.
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