Luchtfoto campus
Luchtfoto campus


Energy saving through LED lighting
2023 until 2025
Project type
Real estate
Projects & Programs

With the implementation of the LED's GO project, Radboud University is saving 65% on electrical energy for lighting. In the Huygens, Grotius, University Library and Elinor Ostrom/Gymnasion buildings, conventional lighting will be replaced by sustainable LED lighting.

LED lighting is much more energy-efficient than conventional lighting, which is good for the environment. However, it also provides 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. Moreover, the bright lighting provides a pleasant (working) environment for employees, students and visitors.


LED's GO includes the replacement of 11,320 luminaires and delivers total savings of 1,730,000 kWh per year. This saving is comparable to the average annual consumption of 700 households.

Radboud University's energy policy targets 2% absolute energy savings per year. The energy programme 2021-2024 gives concrete substance to the energy reduction ambitions, including LED lighting measures.


The implementation of LED's GO involves dismantling or converting existing standard luminaires and installing and connecting the LED luminaires. About 30 per cent of the existing luminaires can be made suitable for LED lamps with a modification. The luminaires that are not suitable will be replaced and disposed of and recycled in an environmentally friendly way by contractor Lumeco.

Implementation of the total project will take about a year. In coordination with users, the work will be carried out as much as possible during normal operations. To minimise inconvenience, work will be clustered per building section or floor. For teaching areas, the work will be carried out during off-peak periods, at weekends or in the evenings. The building manager informs users in advance about the planning of work in specific areas. 



  • Implementation: April - October 2023
  • Number of luminaires to be replaced: 4660  
  • Savings per year: 900,000 kWh
Law Library Grotiusbuilding


  • Implementation: July - September 2023
  • Number of luminaires to be replaced: 1861
  • Savings per year: 175,000 kWh
Elinor Ostromgebouw

Elinor Ostrom / Gymnasion

  • Implementation: December 2023 - February 2024
    Education rooms: July - August 2023
  • Number of luminaires to be replaced: 2107
  • Savings per year: 350,000 kWh
Studerende mensen in de universiteitsbibliotheek

University Library

  • Implementation: February - March 2024
  • Number of luminaires to be replaced: 2692
  • Savings per year: 305,000 kWh
Europese subsidie voor verduurzaming campusgebouwen

From the Subsidieregeling duurzaam maatschappelijk vastgoed (DUMAVA), Radboud University receives a contribution towards the cost of this sustainability of campus buildings. The Led's Go project meets the set conditions.