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What if we told you your clients can save on their energy bills by replacing their current lighting with a solution that uses LED lights. That kind of upgrade does require an upfront investment, of course, so we get why they might be a bit reluctant. But what if we told you they might be required by law to upgrade by 2023?

Sorry for the trick questions, but we’re trying to make a point. The distinction between wanting to upgrade to LED and having to is important. If your client owns one or multiple large buildings, they may be able to capitalize on huge saving opportunities. The lighting in an office can amount to as much as 15 percent of the entire energy bill. Reducing the energy usage of their lighting may have a significant impact on the overall costs.

That brings us to the new regulations, which states that all large office buildings (> 100m2) need to have an energy label of C or higher by January 1st of 2023. You can read more about these new rules in one of our previous blogs, but what it comes down to is that companies will be required to operate more energy efficient from that point on. Now to go back to the point we’re making: these new regulations aren’t bad news necessarily. In fact, there’s money to be saved in the long run. So, it’s not a just a matter of having to comply, it’s also a matter of wanting to.

Say goodbye to fluorescent and halogen lighting

As the world moves towards a more sustainable way of living, you’re going to see more and more changes in regulations. One that’s even closer on the horizon will have a large impact on the prevalence of fluorescent tubes. These lights will be phased out in the coming months and years because they won’t be able to meet the new minimum efficiency requirements that go into effect this September. A similar fate awaits halogen lighting. As a result, LED lighting will become the new standard. And rightly so because this technology is much better for the planet. And for your clients’ energy bill.

We are always available to provide advice on creating more energy efficient lighting solutions. For example, you could add movement sensors and daylight harvesting to reduce usage even further. Daylight harvesting automatically reduces lighting output to account for natural daylight. Feel free to contact us to if you want to know more about the opportunities to reduce energy costs.

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