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Home of Wallace and Gromit to host sustainable lighting event

Aardman Animations lighting event

The home of British stop-motion stars Wallace and Gromit is to host an event focused on sustainability in lighting.

Aardman Animation in Bristol – creators of the cheese-loving inventor and his loyal beagle as well as other popular characters such as Shaun the Sheep –will be the location for a Lighting Regeneration event on Wednesday 7 February.

The Cibse-accredited presentations by Whitecroft Lighting will focus on the environmental impact of the Built Environment today, considerations when delivering lighting solutions for space regeneration and understanding the environmental impacts of a new lighting installation.

It will also explain how to regenerate existing lighting with minimal carbon footprint and explore what a successful lighting scheme in a regenerated space looks like.

Specifically it looks are reusing already installed lighting assets to deliver the lowest carbon impact without compromising on the needs of the building’s occupants.

Whitecroft Lighting will also discuss its Vitality ReLight programme, which won a prestigious Build Back Better Green Award in 2022. It is aimed at retaining and reusing as much of the lighting components as possible.

Whitecroft uses Cradle to Cradle Certified materials wherever possible.

In addition, it is the only UK lighting manufacturer with a luminaire regeneration process certified by British Standards Institute Kitemark.

It has incorporated circular design principles into its product design, focusing on design choices, modularity, innovation and transparency of data to enable choices for the product beyond simply recycling.

The training is designed for those wanting to know more about decarbonising existing lighting assets and delivering sustainable lighting systems with the lowest carbon impact.

It’s aimed at facilities and building managers, building service contractors, project managers, lighting designers and consultants, consulting engineers, sustainability and ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) managers.

Whitecroft Lighting says that Aardman Amination is hosting this event on behalf of the company and has no affiliation with the ReLight Continuous Professional Development content beyond this. To protect Aardman Animation’s intellectual property, attendees will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement of entry. It takes place at 5.30pm on Wednesday 7 February 2024.

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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.