The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

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.



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


Related Articles

City of London Consults Developers on Light Pollution Strategy

The City of London Corporation is looking to implement requirements that restrict how buildings are lit in the Square Mile. The draft Lighting Supplementary Planning...

 Read Full Article
What is the Dark January Pledge?

Landlords, businesses and individuals around the world are joining a campaign to reduce wasted energy in commercial buildings.  Metrikus, the real estate software...

 Read Full Article
Sustainable Spaces – The Impact of FM on Achieving Net-Zero Workplaces

In an era where sustainability is not just a buzzword but a necessity, the focus on achieving net-zero targets has significantly influenced the realm of facilities...

 Read Full Article
CIBSE Certification Wins at Energy Efficiency Awards 2023

CIBSE Certification has won the National Quality Management, Compliance and Training Company of the Year Award at the Energy Efficiency Awards 2023. The awards...

 Read Full Article
RICS to Gather Input on Residential Retrofit Standard

RICS has launched an eight-week-long consultation to gather opinions from industry professionals on the new RICS Residential Retrofit Standard for 2023. The data...

 Read Full Article
City of London Corporation Adopts New Net-Zero Light Pollution Guidance

The City of London Corporation Planning and Transportation Committee will formally implement requirements that restrict how buildings are lit in the Square...

 Read Full Article
UK Misses Heat Pump Installation Target

The UK’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme has been branded “an embarrassment” as it has failed to meet a third of its target heat pump installations. The scheme...

 Read Full Article
10 Ways Workplaces Can Save Energy

Ulla Riber, Head of Group Workplace Management at ISS, looks at energy management in workspaces through the lens of employee morale and wellbeing. Ulla is supporting...

 Read Full Article
What Can Be Done About the Data Centre Energy Drain?

Data centres already make up three per cent of global electricity consumption, and with the ever-expanding adoption of technology, consumption will only increase...

 Read Full Article
BESA Says Building Owners are Missing out on ‘Easy Energy Savings’

Thousands of commercial and residential building owners are missing out on easy low-cost ways to improve energy efficiency, according to BESA. The association also...

 Read Full Article