Sustainability

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The aim of this news item is to bring you an update on our ZTA range proliferation and the foundation sustainability considerations that have gone into its design. We go through this in some depth under two headings, each of which we underpin with dedicated white papers and CPDs.

ZTA

Our ZTA family is growing. Along with all Stoane Lighting products, ZTA has been designed to ensure as low a through-life environmental impact as possible.

There are two aspects to a luminaire's environmental impact: through-life carbon and circularity.

Through-life Carbon

Lowering initial embodied carbon in a product is essential to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and lower the risks of irreversible climate change. The metric we use is CIBSE's TM65: Embodied Carbon in Building Services: A Calculation Methodology. Reports for our ZTA range can be found in the Environmental tab of their product page.

This is the topic of a complementary white paper and CPD entitled: Luminaire Design for Low Environmental Impact: Through-life Carbon Analysis.

Circularity

Having made our luminaire the next point is preserving the embodied energy in it by retaining its utility, i.e. keeping the initial embodied carbon ‘working’. This involves Circular Design principles like long life and repairability. By keeping products in use, the greenhouse gas emissions associated with new production and end of life treatment are reduced while providing the same benefit.

The metric we use to measure this is CIBSE | SLL’s TM66: Creating a Circular Economy in the Lighting Industry. Reports for our ZTA range can be found in the Environmental tab of their product page.

This is the topic of a complementary white paper and CPD entitled: Luminaire Design for the Circular Economy.

Sweet Spot

A lowering of through-life carbon and an increasing of circularity results in lowest possible environmental impact.

A real-life product example is the pendant addition to our ZTA range: ZTA.50.PLP. Plastic Light Pendant uses unavoidable waste material from the previous production of other ZTA luminaires, demonstrating the lowering of its initial embodied carbon and perfect circularity.

Link to White Paper #1: Circular Economy and ReNew.

Link to White Paper #2: Through-life Carbon Analysis.

Link to TM65 Bulletin: MailChimp.

Link to TM66 Bulletin: MailChimp.

Link to Products: ZTA.50.PLP.

Link to Products: ZTA Full Range.

Please contact [email protected] if you would like to book in for either CPD.