Extreme Low Energy Ltd (Ele®) helps client achieve £33,000pa energy savings

Background:

Extreme Low Energy, or ELe®, is an UK award winning specialist manufacturer of patented low voltage infrastructure and is also the Northwest Signify (Philips UK) Lighting ‘Value Added Partner’.

The Approach:

Bobst is an existing customer of Electricity Northwest Construction & Maintenance for transformer and grid related services and approached them for advice on energy & carbon reductions. Extreme Low Energy Ltd (Ele®) was appointed by Electricity Northwest C&M as its specialist Low Energy Lighting partner in order to help their customers reduce electricity usage and carbon emissions with low energy solutions (in front of the meter). ELe® worked with the ENW team to assess the current usage and propose a solution that met the customers’ needs. ELe® is also the Northwest Signify (Philips UK) Lighting ‘Value Added Partner’ and is expert in GreenWarehouse solutions which could deliver exactly what the Bobst team were looking for:- a solution that would remove expensive lighting maintenance and operating costs due to high ceilings, and an integrated control system to be able to dim LED fittings and have presence detection.

The Solution:

ELe® carried out on-site lighting surveys and proposed to upgrade all of the existing warehouse lighting to the Gentlespace LED fittings from their GreenWarehouse Signify range which included automated & wirelessly controlled LED lighting technology. Installation of the new lighting system was carried out by ELe® during business hours without interrupting the warehouse work. Key benefits include no further installation needed because of the reuse of the existing cable installation and wireless sensors, adaptable & flexible – each zone could be configured into different modes for specific behaviour reactions and individual requirements of employees. Lights dim to 10% when no presence is detected & less maintenance costs because of the long 20 year lifetime. All ELe® LED schemes are fully ECA compliant which also allowed for a 20% cost reclaim via HMRC.

Customer Outcome:

Thomas McComb, Director for BOBST said: “The GreenWarehouse solution provided by ELe® and ENW C&M is outstanding, the quality of the lighting is exceptional and the installation was conducted professionally and did not disrupt our workforce at all.

“We have achieved our goals in terms of energy saving and carbon reduction”

This project has provided BOBST with a future proof warehouse with the lowest lighting operating & maintenance costs. We have achieved our goals in terms of energy saving and carbon reduction and just as importantly created an environment that protects our workers health and wellbeing and are now looking to upgrade all the offices now with ENW C&M & ELe®.”