Guide

Lighting energy efficiency

Introduction

On average, lighting can account for 25 per cent, and in some cases up to 40 per cent, of a business' total electricity bill. Simply making small adjustments to lighting can significantly improve the working environment, reduce your carbon footprint and save money.

This guide explains how to reduce the need for lighting in your business, how to maximise the use of daylight and how investing in energy-saving lighting solutions can improve your profitability. It identifies different types of lighting system and where they are most appropriate.

It highlights the importance of good housekeeping and maintenance and shows how upgrading and refurbishing lighting systems can reduce your running costs and improve light quality.

It also gives guidance on the energy-saving lighting equipment that may be eligible for 100 per cent tax relief under the Enhanced Capital Allowances scheme.