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Dark January Campaign Returns for 2024

Dark January Campaign Returns for 2024
12 January 2024
 

Building efficiency platform Metrikus is running its Dark January initiative to encourage businesses to reduce energy waste in their offices.

Dark January encourages everyone to get involved in combatting energy waste in their workplaces, emphasising small incremental changes to achieve meaningful results. One of these simple changes is to ask businesses to turn off lights in unoccupied areas of their offices throughout January.

 

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Picture: a graphic showing a cityscape with the words above it: "I'm going #LightsOut this January. Reduce energy waste, starting with lights". Image Credit: Metrikus

Metrikus has chosen office lighting as its key focus, as the sight of lit-up office buildings in our towns and cities is a familiar visual representation of preventable waste. 28 per cent of global energy-related emissions come from the energy used to power buildings and 30 per cent of the energy used in commercial buildings is wasted. UK businesses alone are wasting enough energy to power London for seven years.

To take part in Dark January, Metrikus is asking individuals and businesses to share the different ways they are combating energy waste in their offices and homes using the hashtag #LightsOut on LinkedIn.

Resources and more information about the campaign can be found here.

Picture: a photograph of some skyscraper buildings taken from below. Lights from inside the building can be seen through the windows. Image Credit: Pexels

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 12 January 2024

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