The lighting is everything: a TFE Special Investigation


Lighting is hot right now. Every week, it seems, there is a new claim about the energy efficiency of this product or that. And with lighting consuming 19 per cent of the world’s electricity generation and CO2 emissions from lighting equivalent to 70 per cent of global emissions from passenger vehicles, according to industry data, it’s hardly surprising. But just how real are all these claims and is there enough emphasis by Green Star and other ratings tools on sustainable practices in the manufacturing and disposal of lighting products?

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