Carbon Reduction and Energy Efficiency
Booth Drive, Wellingborough
MAHLE Powertrain Ltd commissioned a report by the Carbon Trust to assess energy usage and recommend improvements. One suggestion was to increase the control of lighting, which lead to the project to replace old lighting with more energy efficient alternatives. Working in conjunction with Intelligent Energy Saving Lighting the following savings where projected
Booth Drive is the third MAHLE Powertrain site to have new lights installed following successful upgrades at Northampton and Worcester.
The lights are fitted with sensor technology that takes into account daylight and presence and adjusts the luminance. So during the day there is less of a requirement for the lights but if the natural lighting fades the lights will detect this and adjust to the set daytime level.
The sensor also works on occupancy; if there is no movement detected in an area of the factory the lights will dim and then turn off after a set period of time. When movement is detected the lights will illuminate to the preset level.
The efficiency of the new lamp and the automation of the light levels gives significant projected carbon reduction levels and annual electricity costs for lighting, with pay back for this upgrade estimated to be one year.
MAHLE Powertrain continues to strive towards increased energy efficiency and carbon reduction by investing in the latest technology.
Old Style Lighting
New Style Lighting
The far left light is not on as there is no occupancy in the area