Circular Lighting Report

Facility managers to get dedicated TM66

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The Society of Light and Lighting is planning a special version of the circular lighting measure TM66 for facility managers.

TM66 CEAM Manage will guide those responsible for lighting in buildings is how to keep their installations sustainable.
The metric complements TM66’s other two approaches, CEAM Make,  a dedicated quantifier for manufacturers about product design and specification of circular economy lighting products, and CEAM Design, which gives a subset of the most important questions a specifier can ask.

Published in October 2021, TM66 is a Technical Memorandum which helps with the assessment of how ‘circular’ luminaires are. It was created by a team of volunteers for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and the Society of Light and Lighting (SLL).

The CEAM-Make tool is the supply-side tool for manufacturers to complete as it requires in-depth knowledge about products and manufacture. It’s an online/Excel based tool comprised of 66 questions under four tabs: product design, manufacturing, materials and supporting ecosystem.

Each question is rated and then scored between 1 and 4, where 1 is status quo and 4 is outstanding.

At the end of the assessment a total is generated, and a high score indicates a lighting product with good to outstanding Circular Economy credentials.

CEAM-Design –  the demand-side tool – is faster to complete, containing only 20 questions relating to the same questions in CEAM-Make. It is aimed at lighting designers or specifiers to enable them to quickly understand what level of Circular performance a product or manufacturer has. Again, at the end of the assessment a total is generated.

The TM66 metric won both Build Back Better Platinum and Gold ratings in 2021.

‘Prior to the introduction of TM66, different companies each had their own programme, whilst others had none at all,’ said Bob Bohannon, one of the authors of TM66. ‘Therefore TM66 was about creating standardisation and transparency throughout the industry, as well as an accessible route to action for those setting out on their circular journey.’

• Remanufacturing Lighting is the subject of a special one-day conference organised by Recolight and taking place on Thursday 27 April 2023 at the Coin Street Conference Centre in London. This CPD-approved event will give you the tools, insights and contacts make a success of luminaire reconditioning and reuse. You’ll learn how to sell the concept of reconditioned lights, develop best practice policies, comply with the standards, set up a testing regime for reused luminaires and remanufacture fittings at scale. The gathering will also give you inspiration from real world projects which prove that remanufacturing can be a success everyone. You’ll also meet key players in the remanufacturing industry  network with specifiers with the power to get your products into projects. See more HERE.

Ray Molony

Recolight Report is an independent guide to the latest developments in sustainable and circular lighting. Learn about the people, products, projects and processes that are shaping our industry’s low carbon future. Plus: explainers on the latest innovations, opinion from thought leaders and video interviews with leading disruptors. Edited by lighting expert, editor and industry figure Ray Molony.