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New LED lighting at Newbury Library

LED lights save energy and boost accessibility

Posted by: Communications team on 03 November 2021 08:40
Categories: November 2021
2021 New LED Lights at Newbury Library

Issued on: 3 November 2021


New energy efficient LED lighting installed at Newbury Library is already making savings.

​It is estimated that the new lights will save £2,632.43 in energy costs and 15.03 tonnes of CO2 per annum.

​The system also includes autism friendly 4 colour full spectrum adjustable lighting in specific areas of the library, designed to give a nice glow of colour and facilitate a calm and softly lit environment to make Newbury Library more accessible as an autism friendly environment.

​Howard Woollaston, West Berkshire's Executive member for Internal Governance, Leisure and Culture said,

"This is a great improvement which not only makes the library more accessible but links directly to one of the key components of the Council Strategy 2019-2023 to maintain a green district.

​"Plans are already underway to upgrade the lighting in all West Berkshire libraries over the next few years."

​The overall cost of the project was £65k taken from the Libraries capital maintenance programme including a grant of £4.5k from the West Berkshire Autism Partnership Board.

​Mike Harling, Principal Social Worker at West Berkshire Council and Chair of the West Berkshire Autism Partnership Board said,

"The Autism Partnership Board were really happy to work closely with the library service to ensure that these changes went ahead and that they were made following consultation with someone with lived experience."

Last modified: 22 November 2021 16:11

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