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John Lewis's Birmingham branch is designed to be the company's most efficient full-line department store, utilising LEDs, heat pumps and combined cooling, heating and power

10 top tips to deliver a sustainable built environment

Continuing edie's 'green buildings month' of editorial content, John Lewis's sustainable development manager Phil Birch offers up 10 tips to successfully accelerate sustainable development within the built environment, despite an ongoing period of "political uncertainty".

Developed in collaboration with Dubai Municipality, the bulb will be rolled out across Dubai businesses in 2017

Philips develops 'world's most efficient' LED bulb for Dubai rollout

Philips Lighting has partnered with the Dubai Municipality to launch the "world's most sustainable LED lamp", which has been developed for residential and professional use across the city by 2017.

APS Salads with its Wight Salads site in the Arreton Valley on the Isle of Wight has moved from hybrid lighting to 100% LEDs, which has improved the consistency of its tomato crops

Tomato growers reap benefits of horticultural LEDs

Two of Britain's biggest tomato growers are now benefiting from a transition to horticultural LED lighting, which is increasing yields and significantly reducing energy usage for both businesses.

Rio's 2016 Summer Games plays host to 42 Olympic sports from 5-21 August 2016

Rio 2016 Olympics: How sustainable is the greatest show on Earth?

It was dubbed a "green games for a blue planet" during the bidding process, but the event has since become shrouded in controversy, with venues contaminated with waste, waters infected with superbugs, and the host city's air quality remaining at deadly levels. So, just how 'sustainable' is the Rio 2016 Olympics?

Jude Hughes (centre) collects her E&E Award from host Andrew Ryan (far left) and the Energy Institute's Sarah Beacock

Meet the E&E Award-winner: Energy Manager of the Year - Jude Hughes, NIBSC

Over the past seven years in her role as energy manager at NIBSC, Jude Hughes has achieved the following headline figures for this large and energy-intensive government research centre: a 17% reduction in carbon footprint, a 12% reduction in electricity consumption, a 20% reduction in gas consumption, and utilities cost savings amounting to £746,000. Meet the Energy Manager of the Year...

The university plans to instigate further sustainability upgrades in 2017 when it consolidates its three campuses into one

London Metropolitan lights up carbon reduction rankings with new LED project

London Metropolitan University has been named as England's number one university for carbon reduction, after using a new LED light installation as part of a wider scheme that has seen carbon emissions slashed by 47%.

Rolls-Royce Mechanical Test Operations Centre in Dahlewitz, Germany - one of the countries being explored for potential on-site solar installations

Rolls-Royce targets LED upgrades and on-site solar systems in global emissions crackdown

EXCLUSIVE: Engineering group Rolls-Royce is planning a full-scale roll-out of energy efficiency initiatives and low-carbon technologies across its international estate, including the installation of a giant rooftop solar system at one of its largest UK factories.

Once fitted, the LED lights are expected to produce energy savings equivalent to the total electricity consumed annually by 850 homes

Stirling turns to Green Investment Bank for 16,000 LEDs

Stirling Council looks set to reduce energy consumption in the city by 63% after securing a loan from the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), which will see LEDs retrofitted in 12,000 lamps and 4,000 lamposts.

Every street lamp in cities using the system will be fitted with a Vodafone M2M SIM and a range of Philips Lighting CityTouch LED systems

How Vodafone and Philips are leveraging the Internet of Things to spark new era of smart cities

Mobile operator Vodafone has formed a new partnership with Philips Lighting which combines an Internet of Things (IoT) network with an integrated LED street light management system, which could see cities across the world slash energy use by 70%.

The return on investment on a complete LED retrofit is between two and three years for a typical office block

Onsite solutions: edie explains LED lighting

In the first of a brand new series investigating the costs, benefits and legislative backdrop of onsite sustainability solutions for your business, edie takes a closer look at LED lighting.

Edinburgh's Royal Mile at night. Scotland is currently lit by more than 900,000 street lights, costing local authorities £41m a year in electricity bills

Scotland spends to save with LED streets funding boost

Nearly one-third of Scotland's streets will be LED-lit by April 2017 as local councils have announced that a further £56m will be invested in a nationwide lighting replacement programme over the next 12 months.

A rendering of the upgraded Sun Life Stadium featuring LED lights. Photo: Miami Dolphins

NFL stadium to cut energy use by three quarters

Sun Life Stadium, the home of the Miami Dolphins American football team, has announced that its stadium floodlights will be converted to an 'advanced LED system' that will cut energy use by approximately 75%.

Since the launch last summer India has installed 45 million LED bulbs across the country

India's LED roll-out set to net $6bn annual savings

India can expect to save around $6bn a year once it has completed its 710 million LED bulb retrofit by 2018, the country's Union Minister has announced.

The retrofit will generate energy savings of more than 50% across the entire estate

Santander rolls out 90,000 LED bulb retrofit

The UK's fifth-biggest bank has today (8 December) announced a new project that will see 800 of its UK branches fitted with more than 90,000 LED lights in a £17.5m retrofit lighting investment.

The Time Square Ball in New York, which has been re-fitted with LEDs

Big Switch: LED rollout would cut 2.3% of global emissions

If the world leapfrogged to LED lamps in all sectors, global electricity consumption for lighting would be reduced by more than half (52%), with 735 million tons of CO2 emissions avoided each year

20 million bulbs will be replaced by LEDs on the streets of Dehli at an estimated cost of £250m

India set to save £580m by installing 20 million LED streetlights

India's Ministry of Power has announced it will replace all conventional lightbulbs in streetlights and the domestic sector with LED bulbs by 2017.

The Bristol Whales aim to highlight the levels of waste from single use plastic bottles

VIDEO: Bristol's giant whale lights up Green Capital

A spectacular LED-lit monument made of recycled plastic bottles has been unveiled in Bristol to commemorate the city's year as European Green Capital.

The Council believes that the transition to LEDs will more than pay for itself, with savings of around £25m over 25 years

Green Investment Bank funds £13.3m streetlight retrofit in Southend

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council has become the first local authority in England to secure finance from the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) to replace its existing streetlights with low-energy alternatives.

'Get to the Game' travel platform could help save fans £100,000 each week

Sharing economy could save football fans a million car miles

The sharing economy picked up an unlikely new advocate this week as the Football League announced a new partnership with Liftshare.com to encourage fans to travel to games as efficiently as possible.

Ephesus installed 312 new LED fixtures at the 72,000 seat University of Phoenix stadium to replace 780 metal halide bulbs

VIDEO: Super Bowl 2015 lit entirely by LEDs

Sunday's Super Bowl match, which was watched by more than 100 million people worldwide, was the first to be lit entirely by energy-efficient LED lights.

LED lighting is key to helping M&S achieve its 35% energy reduction target by 2015 and 50% by 2020

M&S Plan A: Product sustainability grows as LED rollout begins

M&S will bring LED lighting to every M&S food hall over the next two years as part of its ongoing Plan A 2020 programme which has given sustainability attributes to 63% of products within the first six months.

The Gallery expects to save 765,000kWh of electricity, equivalent to 417 tonnes of CO2 emissions

VIDEO: National Gallery goes green with lighting overhaul

The National Gallery has become one of the first public buildings in the world to achieve 85% energy savings on lighting by combining the use of LED lighting with a system that automatically adjusts external roof blinds.

The installation of 300,000 LEDs will provide Unite with a 3.5% annual reduction in its CO2 emissions

Student accommodation set for energy efficiency makeover

Unite Students, which provides accommodation for 41,000 students across the UK, is collaborating with Philips to install energy-efficient LED lighting across all of its properties.

Designnobis is now considering crowdfunding as a way of commercialising its 'Infinite Light' made of recycled plastic bottles

Solar lanterns offer smart reuse concept for plastic bottle waste

A cheap lighting concept which creates solar lanterns from plastic bottle waste is being trialled by designers in the hope it can be scaled up for commercial production.

The LED lighting initiative is expected to save 11,000 tonnes of CO2 per year

50,000 LEDs installed in National Car Parks estate

National Car Parks (NCP) has installed its 50,000th LED luminaire, completing the first phase of planned installations ahead of schedule.

St Mary's stadium will be the first fully LED-lit stadium in Europe

Southampton FC starts work on first LED-lit stadium in Europe

Southampton Football Club is installing a complete LED floodlight system, making St Mary's stadium the first LED-lit stadium in Europe.

Hornby, which dispatches a wide range of model trains, cars and aircraft from its warehouse in Thanet, Kent, found that its

Hornby Hobbies cuts energy use by 61% at Kent dispatch site

British model railway manufacturer, Hornby Hobbies, is reducing carbon emissions by 38 tonnes per year at its Kent warehouse by upgrading the sites lighting system.

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