Here at Walker Electrical, we are electrical experts. And we know how hard it can be to keep the costs down in student accommodation.That’s why installing energy efficient solutions, just like we did at Sir Charles Groves Halls, can be a real game changer. But how can you make student accommodation more energy efficient? Well, this is our guide to energy efficiency in student accommodation.
Lighting is a big part of the electricity bills in student accommodation. This is because many people simply forget to switch off the lights, especially in communal areas. But LED lighting is incredibly energy efficient, especially when compared to other lighting types. Not only does it last for 50 times longer than an incandescent bulb, and 25 times longer than a halogen, it does so through the way it uses very little electricity to power itself. As a result, it takes an incredibly long time to burn out. This means that LED lighting is the perfect option for landlords hoping to create more energy efficient property.
Motion lighting or absence detectors are triggered by motion, and also by lack of motion. This means that in shared spaces such as corridors and stairwells, kitchens and living rooms, you will never have to worry about leaving the light on. The lights will automatically be triggered when they sense movement, and will shut off again when the motion stops. This is a safe option for student accommodation, as it can prevent slips, trips and falls, especially on the stairs, as the lights will always be triggered automatically.
In addition, the lights do not have to shut all the way off. Instead they can adjust to only 10%. This means that a safe level of minimum light can be maintained at all times.
Finally, its not just the lighting you need to be concerned about in student accommodation. The heating can also be an issue. One way you can reduce the energy expenditure on heating is to equip each heater with a tamperproof thermostat. This will limit the temperature the heater can get to, and also means it will automatically switch off when the desired temperature is achieved. This will save money, and energy.
For more information or if you need a professional team to help make your student accommodation energy efficient, get in touch today with the experts here at Walker Electrical.