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Sustainability in all aspects!

This issue of the Innovator focuses on sustainable lighting solutions from a holistic perspective. The matter of sustain­ability has continued to grow in importance, and become a prominent goal for suppliers of premium products. There are several programs focusing on energy efficiency, for example BREEAM, LEED and Green Star, that have become the main drivers in the industry. The requirements for certifications continuously change, lifting the bar to meet new goals.

Fagerhult thrives on this challenge, regularly innovating to exceed these standards. We are focusing on sustainability in all aspects, from materials chosen to energy usage over time. But most importantly, we never forget the human aspect when developing energy-efficient products.

 

It’s common sense! How to make money on sustainability.

 

Details that make  a difference 

Corporate social responsibility isn’t just a buzzword anymore. Big or small, retailer or supplier, every company needs to be accountable for its actions. Sound expensive and difficult? Then you’re being short-­sighted, says Per Grankvist, a Swedish trends analyst specialising in sustainability issues.

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”It is so easy to get caught up in the big words. I prefer the smaller ones. With many small changes you can make a huge difference. It takes knowledge though, and curiosity.” Meet Josefina Johansson, Quality Engineer at Fagerhult’s Quality and Environment Department and – possibly – our most inquisitive employee.

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How do we meet the increased lighting needs of an aging population?

 

Lighting control – an integral part of the  sustainability initiative

We are getting older. Probably wiser. But as the human eye is aging, our needs for light increase dramatically. ”We are talking about raising the retirement age and living a more active life as elderly. To realize this, we have to come up with new solutions”, says Henrik Clausen. 

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It will save energy. It will have a positive impact on the climate. And it will most certainly create a better living environment for people. Lighting control is an extremely effective way to make a holistic approach on sustainability. Fagerhult’s Product and Application Manager Daniel Unoson and Henrik Clausen, Director at the Fagerhult Lighting Academy, explain how.


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Back to the future: an innovation from the 1990s helped Fagerhult solve the LED equation

   
 

All the efficiency and all the visual comfort. How do you solve the light industries trickiest equation? The clues were in the past and the classic r5 louvre, the answer? Fagerhult’s Beta Opti, a double parabolic louvre developed exclusively for this light source.

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