FUTURE Designs: LED in the workplace – why forward thinking organisations are making the switch
On Wednesday, 1 February 2017, David Clements Managing Director of FUTURE Designs presented to the newly formed UAE chapter of the BIFM, to share his experience and knowledge of the LED phenomena and the opportunities that this seismic shift in lighting technology presents to the FM profession.
The event was held at showrooms of The Furniture Practice and Humanspace in the Media One Hotel in Dubai City, proving an extremely well lit backdrop of the amazing metropolis that is Dubai.
Whilst the monetary cost of energy is less of issue in the UAE, there is no doubt that the topic of saving energy and global resources is climbing up the agenda, evident in the Estidama standard in Abu Dhabi and the more recent target set by the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai. The other major benefit to the FM profession is the massive reduction in maintenance requirement of LED.
Lighting is one of the largest consumers of energy in buildings, as a consequence the introduction of LED to commercial lighting fixtures is a significant element to assist achieving these targets. The speed with which LED lighting has been adopted within the UK and Europe is now being mirrored in the UAE due to blue chip organisations Corporate Responsibility programmes being at the forefront of their global strategies.
David Clements, Managing Director, FUTURE Designs Founder of FUTURE Designs the International manufacturer, provider and experts of LED lighting technology covering UK, Europe and UAE stated:
“The huge increase in lumens per watt given by LED in comparison to fluorescent and halogen lamps is the obvious gain but the harmful CFL gasses used in fluorescent manufacture and the issue of safe disposal of the lamps at life end have ensured LED is now the worldwide lighting medium of choice.”
Jason Goddard, Executive Alliance Director, Middle East & Africa of CBRE Global Workplace Solutions and Vice Chair of the BIFM UAE, commented:
“ This was successful and informative evening for the BIFM UAE chapter, on this important and current topic.
The BIFM is about learning, sharing experiences and governance for the FM agenda as the profession evolves in this region. This session on LED lighting by FUTURE Designs is exactly the type of issue that we like to present.“
The British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) is the professional body for facilities management (FM). Founded in 1993, we promote excellence in facilities management for the benefit of practitioners, the economy and society. Supporting and representing over 17,000 members around the world, both individual FM professionals and organisations, and thousands more through qualifications and training. We promote and embed professional standards in facilities management. Committed to advancing the facilities management profession we provide a suite of membership, qualifications, training and networking services designed to support facilities management practitioners in performing to the best of their ability. For more information visit www.bifm.org.uk