Dialight plc to sponsor CABE Sustainable Cities Programme

Date Announced: 23 Nov 2009

Applied LED technology specialist Dialight plc announced today that it is to be the lead sponsor of the 2009-10 Sustainable Cities Programme for the UK’s Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, CABE.

CABE’s Sustainable Cities Programme cuts through the complexities of the climate change debate to provide expert advice, offer clear priorities for action and describe good practice in sustainable urban design and management.

The resource www.sustainablecities.org.uk supports the people whose job it is to make decisions about how to plan, design and manage towns and cities. Dialight’s support enables CABE to extend its role with eight English core cities, working alongside teams of professionals at the cutting edge to support and learn from delivering new initiatives and improvements in the UK’s major urban areas.

Roy Burton, CEO Dialight said, “Dialight is committed to improving the quality of the built environment. We pride ourselves not only on adding value through the excellence of our technology, but also ensuring it is implemented to enhance the quality of the existing urban scene.

“Most traditional lighting solutions are wasteful. Lighting is often overlooked as a major contributor of carbon emissions, but globally it accounts for 20% of electricity consumption. Conversion to LED technology could reduce that by half. That’s a huge saving of CO2.”

Edward Hobson, Head of research at CABE said, “CABE sees climate change not as a threat but as an opportunity: an opportunity to improve the quality of our towns and cities. The challenge facing us is how to identify the best solutions across different disciplines to deliver prosperity, resilience and quality of life for people.

"We welcome Dialight’s participation in exploring the ways forward for the public and private sectors to deliver this shared ambition.”

Dialight plc (LSE: DIA.L) is leading the lighting revolution for industrial users across the world. Applying leading edge LED technology it produces retro-fittable lighting fixtures designed specifically for hazardous locations, obstruction lighting, traffic and rail signalling to vastly reduce maintenance, save energy, improve safety and ease disposal. Versions of these high specification luminaires are also produced for more general industrial and outdoor situations. The company is headquartered in the UK with operating locations in the UK, USA, Germany and Mexico. More information is available at www.dialight.com.

CABE is the UK government's advisor on architecture, urban design and public space. As a public body, we encourage policymakers to create places that work for people. We help local planners apply national design policy and offer expert advice to developers and architects. We show public sector clients how to commission buildings that meet the needs of their users. And we seek to inspire the public to demand more from their buildings and spaces. Advising, influencing and inspiring, we work to create well-designed, welcoming places. www.cabe.org.uk.

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