Marks & Spencer goes LED in 170 stores

Marks & Spencer goes LED in 170 stores

Marks & Spencer has replaced T5 ribbon wall light fittings with Philips LEDs in over 170 of its shops, with the help of Balfour Beatty Engineering Services.

LEDs score No 10 a Breeam

Numbers 10, 11 and 12 Downing Street have received a Breeam Award after a series of green upgrades. This is the first refurbishment of the 300-year-old Grade I-listed building for decades.

The airport that can’t turn off the lights

The airport that can’t turn off the lights

Berlin's new airport has been designed as a showpiece for sophisticated German engineering, but there’s one small hitch: no-one can turn off the lights.

The luminaires at the massive Willy Brandt Airport are illuminated 24-hours a day because the contractors building the US$5.6 billion (€4.3 billion) project can’t turn them off.

French curb night-time lighting

The French government has unveiled radical plans to limit lighting at night. The move will force shop and commercial property owners to switch lighting off at night in a bid to cut light pollution and save energy.