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".
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.
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 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?
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...
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 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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.