Lighting up the way to save money

Back: electrician James Drummond. Front: White Swan Centre assistant Susan Wass; energy project manager Nick Raw; Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for sustainable development; service manager Julie Denton.

Back: electrician James Drummond. Front: White Swan Centre assistant Susan Wass; energy project manager Nick Raw; Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for sustainable development; service manager Julie Denton.

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New lighting continues to be installed in North Tyneside Council buildings as the authority looks to reduce its carbon footprint.

High-efficiency LED units were installed by Capita to replace the lighting at The Parks Sports Centre in North Shields.

Now LED lighting has been introduced at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth, Waves in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth Pool at a cost of £76,000 which the council believes will save £27,000 a year across the buildings.

Coun John Stirling, cabinet member for sustainable development, said “As a council we’ve set ourselves an ambitious target to reduce the emissions of our buildings by 34 per cent by next year.

“The introduction of LED lighting is playing a key part in our efforts. The work doesn’t stop here – we have well advanced plans to install LED lighting at more of our buildings later this year.”

The next phase of the project takes place this summer.

It will involve the introduction of LED lighting at the Oxford Centre in Longbenton, The Lakeside Centre in Killingworth, Howdon Children’s Centre and the Riverside Children’s Centre in North Shields.

 

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