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What standards are retailers demanding of their lighting?

What standards are retailers demanding of their lighting?

Retailers and local authorities are in the vanguard of dialling up their expectations of lighting suppliers and many are imposing increasingly stringent demands in terms of sustainability and circularity.

The environmental metrics demanded by major retailers and developers will be a key area explored by next week’s Net Zero Lighting conference in London.

Environmental consultants Stewart Muir and Steph Schlipper of Bioregional will examine the evolving expectations of major retailers and local authorities regarding sustainability.

They will delve into the specific terminologies and green product criteria that they increasingly demanding, extending beyond mere energy efficiency to encompass lighting quality.

The one-day conference and exhibition – organised by the Lighting Industry Association and Recolightt and taking place on Thursday 2 May – will bring together a range of experts from both the lighting industry and other sectors to advise on best practice in the journey to ‘net zero’.

How can manufacturers tackle the responsibility of the carbon footprint they generate while making luminaires?

What measures can help them reduce their impact on the climate? What are the priorities, the ‘quick wins’ and real challenges?

How can we cut carbon, energy use and waste without compromising quality or customer service?

These are some of the questions that the organisers are promising to answer. Chaired by Circular Lighting Report editor Ray Molony, it will be opened by Ayça Donaghy, CEO, Lighting Industry Association. Speakers include Nigel Harvey, CEO of Recolight, Irene Mazzei, PhD, sustainability lead at Stoane Lighting, Bob Bohannon, head of policy and sustainability at the LIA, Andreas Adam, head of WEEE at Ledvance and Catherine Connolly, CEO of Knightsbridge.

Taran Rai, corporate sustainability manager at Epson, will share her insights and experience from that company’s net zero journey.

Other topics include low carbon packaging, solar panel installations, logistics, sustainable metrics and accreditations and the use of recycled materials.

A panel discussion will explore the potential conflict between sustainable practice and commercial realities.

The venue is 15Hatfields, on the South Bank near Waterloo, one of London’s most sustainable venues.

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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.