LED's GO starts at the beginning of April in the Huygens building. The Grotius, Elinor Ostrom/Gymnasion and University Library buildings will follow later this year. The total implementation of LED's GO will take about a year.
Energy-efficient and maintenance-friendly
The bright lighting contributes to a pleasant (working) environment for employees, students and visitors. LED lighting is much more energy-efficient than traditional lighting, which is not only good for the environment, it also results in considerable cost savings. Energy costs for lighting decrease and because this sustainable lighting has a much longer lifespan than traditional lighting, maintenance costs also go down.
Radboud University's energy policy aims for two per cent absolute energy savings per year and LED's GO is one of the measures that contributes to achieving this goal.
A large number of luminaires in each building will be replaced or adapted for LED lighting, yielding total savings comparable to the average annual consumption of as many as 700 households.