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1 To find out more contact: Thorn Lighting Limited Durhamgate Spennymoor County Durham DL16 6HL Tel: Thorn Energy Solutions. The power to save. Reduce costs. Improve efficiency. Embrace sustainability.

2 Lighting accounts for 19 percent of total world energy use Fast fact 78% of employees make the effort to save energy at home, but don t do the same at work. Rising energy costs, inefficient old technologies and pressure from stakeholders are just a handful of pressing issues that are demanding organisations of every size to address their energy consumption. Accounting for around 19 percent of total world energy use, lighting is a major source of energy consumption but also offers a significant opportunity to reduce energy usage. Crucially, investing in the latest lighting technology along with professional lighting design, can reduce energy consumption by up to 82 percent. Such energy savings, combined with rising energy costs can mean attractive payback periods and a lucrative return on investment. 2 3

3 To help you improve your energy efficiency and reap both the sustainability and financial rewards, Thorn Lighting brings you Thorn Energy Solutions. is a new service dedicated to auditing, designing, supplying, installing and maintaining energy efficient lighting systems as a full turnkey package. Building on Thorn Lighting s expert knowledge, provides the first truly credible, comprehensive and no-hassle service for customers across all industry sectors. A new service from the UK & Ireland s biggest name in lighting. 4 5

4 Financial, energy and sustainability challenges Businesses in every sector are facing financial, energy and sustainability challenges that are threatening profit margins and corporate reputations. Crucially, rising energy costs and increasing pressures to reduce energy consumption are making the need to become energy efficient more of a strategic necessity than an option for the environmentally friendly. In the following pages, we detail the five key financial, energy and sustainability challenges... Fast fact The UK Government has the most ambitious targets on greenhouse gases of any developed country, committing to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent compared with 1990 levels by

5 One. Rising energy costs are reducing profit margins Since 2005, wholesale energy costs have risen by a staggering 44 percent and it is widely accepted within the industry that these will continue to rise by a further 20 percent. With the chance of a fall in energy prices unlikely, reducing energy consumption is now essential for preserving profit margins. Two. Climate Change Levy keeps rising To help achieve its carbon reduction targets, the UK Government introduced the Climate Change Levy (CCL) in 2001 as an energy tax for a wide range of business sectors. The current electricity rate in pence per kilowatthour will increase five percent in the next six months alone*. It is also expected to continue to increase year-on-year. The increasing levy adds an additional cost to already increasing energy prices and puts yet another pressure on your profit margins. Forward price curve (annual baseload) Market Price - /MWh Future Old versus new Impact of the 2012 Climate Change Levy for a 6,400sq foot office operational for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week (additional annual cost): Old lighting technology New technology Mar 2009 Jun 2009 Sept 2009 Dec 2009 Mar 2010 Jun 2010 Sep 2010 Dec 2010 Mar 2011 Jun 2011 * current price refers to pence as of Nov 2011 and future rate of pence in April

6 Three. CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme threatens to be a name and shame list Four. Corporate social responsibility is more important than ever The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme performance league tables will be published in April 2012 and will show how every organisation that uses more than 6,000MWh per year of electricity is performing compared to others. If your organisation is a good carbon performer with high energy efficiencies, the league table will give a significant boost to your reputation by demonstrating your social responsibility and success in cutting emissions. On the other hand, if your energy efficiency is poor, there s wide consensus the table will become a name and shame list, which could lead to negative publicity and potentially create a public relations disaster. 66 percent of consumers now say it s important to buy from environmentally responsible companies and more than two-thirds of the largest companies in the world say they put climate change central to their business, compared with less than half in Ignoring the importance of corporate social responsibility could lead to negative publicity and even customers boycotting your products or services. Fast fact Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) league tables are set to be widely used to establish your business green credentials and how they directly compare to your competitors. 66% 10 11

7 Five. Old technology could be doubling your energy bills If you have old technology, your lighting system will consume as much as twice the energy as new technology, which means double the electricity bill. Old technology also offers little control and has limited compatibility with new technology, which will make it difficult to be energy efficient in the future. As well as consuming twice the energy, old technology costs as much as 60 percent more to maintain, which adds additional pressure to profit margins. Your maintenance costs will also be higher if you have obsolete lamps, such as the T12 lamps which are now illegal in the UK, as the fitting will need changing too. Conclusion. Using out of date lighting technology in your business is costing you time, money and customers. Typical lamp life in hours 50,000 36,000 25,000 9,000 10,000 Old T12 Lamp Old TC-D Lamp New Standard T5 Lamp New Long-Life T5 Lamp New LED 12 13

8 The elements of an energy efficient lighting system Installing an efficient lighting system is an important step in helping to overcome the current financial, energy and sustainability challenges. To achieve maximum efficiencies, there are five elements to take into consideration. The following pages detail the steps to take to achieve these goals. Fast fact can demonstrate the potential to save 82% of energy in just five easy steps

9 One. Correct lamp Two. Control gear Lamps vary in size, heat output, light output and control options, so choosing the correct lamp for the environment is essential. By ensuring the optimum lamp size, layout and positioning, the best optics can also be designed and fitted within the luminaire, which is crucial for achieving maximum energy efficiencies. Control gear refers to the driver of the lamp, which is capable of reducing energy consumption. For example, if the control gear is high frequency, flicker when you switch the light on is eliminated and energy loss is greatly reduced. Similarly, if the lamp and control gear are compatible with regular switching, you can further reduce and conserve energy. Fast fact An LED lamp is as much as 80 percent more efficient than a halogen lamp. 80% more efficient LED lamp Energy consumption Add the correct control gear Halogen lamp 16 17

10 Three. Correct luminaire Four. Lighting control Good optical design and the correct luminaire to house the control gear and light source are vital to manage heat output. This will also help to maximise light output whilst not compromising efficiency or user comfort. Lighting control is one of the easiest and most obvious ways to reduce energy consumption. For example, control measures such as presence detection can save up to 30 percent, daylight controls up to 60 percent and a combination of both as much as 75 percent. Output 60% 70% 75% Efficiency Presence detection Daylight control Presence/ Daylight control source of information details = CELMA 18 19

11 Five. Lighting design Professional lighting design is a major contributing factor to improving energy efficiency and reducing energy consumption. A system designed correctly will take into account factors such as placing light where and when it is needed, without compromising the overall aesthetic and comfort. It will also ensure light levels are appropriate for the activity within the space. Conclusion. With these five elements in place, we can reduce your lighting energy consumption by up to 82 percent. Fast fact Three months could be all it takes before you can start to realise your energy saving potential. From audit to installation our energy experts are on hand to guide you all the way

12 Improve your energy efficiency with Thorn Energy Solutions While the need to become energy efficient is clear, many organisations are unsure about what they need to change and how. To overcome this, is a turnkey package dedicated to helping organisations manage their lighting energy efficiently. Fast fact The European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive requires businesses to openly publish the energy use and carbon emissions from their buildings

13 There are so many benefits for using Thorn Energy Solutions... Trusted brand Established in 1928, Thorn has become a name that s trusted by specifiers, contractors, wholesalers, energy managers and end-users in more than 100 countries around the world. Always at the forefront of technological developments, Thorn is dedicated to sustainability through performance, efficiency and comfort in lighting. A complete turnkey solution provides a comprehensive, hassle-free and commercially feasible solution for installing energy efficient lighting. Our specialist knowledge means you can depend on us every step of the way: from your initial energy audit, to the correct product specification to reliable long-term maintenance of your lighting system. Tax advice Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) for low energy equipment enable you to release your capital ten times faster than conventional equipment. Our tax advisors will therefore help improve your valuable cash flow by showing you how to offset the entire costs of qualifying low energy equipment against year one pre-tax profits. Pioneering, energy efficient products Thorn s commitment to developing energy efficient products runs deep. Thorn pioneered the first energy saving lamp more than 30 years ago and launched the world s first sensor luminaire in Today, Thorn s solutions continue to contribute to significant energy reduction worldwide. Finance can help you access any available loans and grants, and offers a wide range of finance options. Crucially, updating your lighting system does not necessarily mean you have to incur any capital costs. Energy procurement advice and solutions leaves no stone unturned and that includes the price you pay for energy. Crucially, our strategic partnerships with leading energy suppliers mean you can access great energy prices through Thorn Energy Solutions. No consultation or auditing fees The consultancy and auditing service from is free and with no obligation. Our experts will audit your premises so you can find out how your current lighting system is performing and how much you could save. With predicted annual savings often amounting to thousands of pounds, can you afford not to have an audit? 24 25

14 The Green Deal Remove your upfront costs 10 great reasons To improve your energy efficiency Client case study A medical wholesaler sees the benefits Launching autumn 2012, the Green Deal will remove the upfront cost of energy efficiency improvements, such as lighting. For the first time in the world, the cost will be repaid over time through a charge on the energy bill. Businesses should save from day one because the repayments must obey a golden rule whereby the charge is no more than the expected savings. Impartial building assessment to determine what work needs to be done to improve energy efficiency Customers can take the assessment to several Green Deal providers to get quotes Green Deal measures are installed and paid for by the preferred Green Deal provider Customer pays for the work through a small charge on the electricity bill 1. Reduce your costs 2. Increase your profitability 3. Reduce your environmental impacts 4. Improve your brand image 5. Meet your carbon reduction obligations 6. Enhance your stock market performance 7. Increase your competitive advantage 8. Achieve green certification 9. Attract new customers 10. Prepare for new regulations Requirement Update and improve the existing lighting system with view to reducing energy consumption and costs, and improving light quality. Building details A mixed use premises comprising of a large warehouse facility, pick/ pack work space, cold store, offices, meeting suite, canteen, toilets, gymnasium and changing rooms. Existing lighting system The existing lighting was generally old and inefficient. There was little or no lighting control so employees consequently left lights on for long periods, even if the rooms were unoccupied or if there was sufficient daylight. Reasons for choosing was selected to update the lighting system due to the expert energy auditing service and assistance with finance and Enhanced Capital Allowances. The client also saw the turnkey step-bystep approach as a major benefit. Solution installed energy efficient fluorescent and LED luminaires throughout the building, as well as a dimming control system and passive infrared motion detectors with daylight monitoring. The client s on-site contractors were commissioned to carry out the installation work. Result Following the installation, light levels have greatly improved, providing a more comfortable working environment and employees now have full control over all areas. The new lighting system will deliver annual financial savings of 17,000 and has an attractive payback period of just three years. In addition to significant financial savings, the new system will save 107 tonnes of carbon dioxide per year and reduce carbon offset charges by 1, k Annual financial saving 107 Tonnes annual CO 2 saving 3Three year payback time 26 27

15 Working with Thorn Energy Solutions Whether you ve already had an energy audit or haven t reviewed your lighting for 15 years or more, will provide the support you need to achieve an efficient and financially rewarding lighting system. 1 9 Energy Audit 2 Maintenance Product Selection 8 After Sales Our 360º service model Design 3 Commissioning Quotation 7 4 Fast fact Office lights left on overnight use enough energy in a year to heat a home for almost five months. Installation 6 Client Presentation

16 With Thorn Energy Solutions you can sit back and let us take care of everything. Alternatively, you can opt for just the service you need, such as installation or maintenance only. Whatever you decide, Thorn Energy Solutions is here to help you improve your energy efficiency. Energy audit The energy audit will identify what changes will create substantial efficiencies and savings, as well as achieving comparative or better performance improvements. The energy audit is free and without obligation. Product selection Having an audit is one thing but knowing what to do about it is another. Once your audit is complete, our experts will specify the most appropriate solution so you can take immediate action. Design Professional lighting design is vital for achieving maximum energy efficiencies so will design a lighting system that works in harmony with your business. Quotation The quotation from Thorn Energy Solutions will clearly outline the full costs, return on investment and payback period, plus any available tax benefits and finance. Presentation Your presentation from Thorn Energy Solutions is the key element because it explains everything you need to know, including: 1. The performance of the existing lighting 2. Existing load 3. Hours of use 4. Existing maintenance costs 5. Existing running costs 6. Proposed lighting installation 7. Proposed load 8. Controls strategy 9. Proposed maintenance costs 10. Carbon savings 11. Financial savings 12. Return on investment 13. Reduction in annual carbon off-set charges 14. Luminaire costs 15. Installation costs 16. Commissioning costs 17. ECA tax benefits 18. Finance options (where applicable) Installation will even take care of the installation of your new energy efficient lighting scheme. This ensures the installation meets the design specification and allows for a seamless link to the commissioning stage. Commissioning The commissioning involves ensuring the controls work correctly and respond to your needs, which is essential for optimum energy savings. After sales So that you gain the efficiencies and savings we promise, the after sales service from covers performance management and optimisation, as well as ongoing site support. Maintenance Some ongoing maintenance is inevitable and essential for maximum savings year after year. Whether you want pro-active and/or re-active maintenance, can tailor a solution to suit. Can you afford not to be energy efficient? To find out more about how Thorn Energy Solutions can help your business call or us at 30 31

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