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ILP Sustainability CPD Afternoon

11 November 2021 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
How can the lighting community join together and #LightBackBetter?

The Institution of Lighting Professionals invites you to their first major in person event in recent times, in the heart of London.

The ILP’s ‘Light Back Better’ mantra encourages innovation in the pursuit and support of sustainable lighting.

On the same day COP26 looks at Cities, Regions and The Built Environment, we will discuss the role of lighting.

Expert speakers will cover:

  • Circular economy
  • Carbon literacy
  • Reuse and recycling
  • What will it take to align the lighting and infrastructure industry on achieving net zero?

Here’s more on some of the talks in detail. We will add more information as the event draws nearer so do keep checking here:

Our Vision for the built environment

Melissa Zanocco, Head of Programmes, Infrastructure Client Group ICG

With contributions from over 75 industry leaders and endorsed by more than 35 cross industry bodies spanning the UK built environment sector, ‘Our Vision for the Built Environment’ describes the future we want: a built environment whose explicit purpose is to enable people and nature to flourish together for generations. Melissa Zanocco will invite the lighting sector to explore what the Vision means for it and how we can work together to make it a reality.

Local Council Roads Innovation Group: en route to Net Zero?

Alec Peachey, Content Director, Local Council Roads Innovation Group

Alec will introduce an overview of LCRIG and its aim to deliver practical solutions to help councils achieve net zero. Stressing the importance of removing silos both in the public and private sector, Alec will show how the lighting sector can team up with others. He will reveal the creation of a net zero working group which ILP members can get involved with.

Creating a Circular Economy in the Lighting Industry – A Prologue

Kristina Allison, Lighting Designer, Atkins Global

The drive towards delivering a Net Zero economy is ramping up and now more than ever we need to take action in all aspects of our daily lives to reach this goal. But as lighting designers, how can we make this change when essentially specifying energy using products is what we do. So where do we start when embarking on this journey and importantly how can we limit our impact on the environment when delivering lighting projects?

Kristina will present SLL’s TM66 – ‘Creating a Circular Economy in the Lighting Industry’ with an accompanying metric – Circular Economy Assessment Method (CEAM). This will help everyone on their journey in creating a circular economy in the lighting industry.

Reuse of lighting equipment: a necessary response to the climate emergency

Nigel Harvey, Chief Executive, Recolight

The scale of the challenge of the climate crisis facing us can be overwhelming. Nigel Harvey will address some of the practical, bite-size actions that designers, manufacturers, contractors, and users in the lighting sector can all make to respond to the crisis. He will focus on how we can all in lighting can help to drive the circular economy strategies that are so essential to reducing our collective carbon footprint. He will also give some insights on why he has been willing to be arrested during Extinction Rebellion protests.

More reasons to attend

  • Join us to discover how we can collaborate, cut through the greenwash, and make a genuine impact.
  • We aim for you to take away at least four things you have learnt and four actions you are now able to take, to make a tangible, positive change.
  • After the CPD talks from expert speakers, we have time for networking with food and drinks included.

Who should attend?

Engineers, designers, consultants, manufacturers, students, contractors, planners, and everyone working in any area of lighting. ALL welcome!

Our sponsors so far

Thank you to ASD Lighting, DFL, Hydro, DW Windsor, Recolight, Lighting Reality and Whitecroft Lighting. Their generous support means we don’t charge ILP members to attend and can also offer a small number of bursary places. Please contact us if you would like to apply for a free bursary place, telling us about yourself and why you would like to attend.

Limited places – prompt booking is highly advised.

If you book an in-person ticket: Doors open at 2pm. The talks start at 2.30pm followed by the chance to chat to the speakers and other attendees, with refreshments. Doors close at 7pm. The in-person event will be run in accordance with All Secure Covid Guidelines and proof of each attendee’s Covid 19 Status will be needed to enter the venue.

If you would like to join digitally, please select that ticket option and we will send you details of how to access the content online. We are currently investigating options for this and will confirm with you whether this will be live or recorded.

Join us for CPD, conversation, education, and networking. We are really looking forward to seeing you and being together.

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11th November, 2021
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Coin Street Conference Centre
108 Stamford Street
London, England SE1 9NH United Kingdom
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