True Food Co-op in Emmer Green has slashed the amount of electricity used for lighting their shop by 65% after upgrading to LED lighting.
The not-for profit community shop received a grant from Reading Community Energy Society to help undertake the project, completed in August 2021, and they haven’t looked back.
Chair of True Food Co-op, Francis Jakeman, said:
“We have been delighted with the new LED lighting as it is so much brighter than before. There are no more dark corners where customers can’t see what they are looking for; and knowing that the new lights will last so much longer gives us one less thing to worry about!”
Switching to LEDs lowers energy bills as well as carbon emissions and can be done at home too. The Energy Saving Trust estimates that swapping to LED lights at home could save you £30 a year on your electricity bills.
True Food strives to minimise their environmental impact in all activities including through energy efficiency, product sourcing and reducing packaging waste. They even have solar panels from Reading Community Energy Society on their roof.
For more information on the True Food Co-op visit www.truefood.coop.