The use of LED (light-emitting diode) lighting in place of T-8 and T-5 tube lights can significantly reduce energy consumption and expenditure as well as improve business competitiveness. The findings were revealed at a workshop on ‘Promotion of Energy Efficient LED Lighting in Garment Industry in ESCO Model’ held in the city.
The workshop was jointly organised by Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbHand and its government counterpart the Sustainable and Renewable Energy Development Authority (SREDA) with SREDA Chairman (Additional Secretary) Md Anwarul Islam Sikder in the chair.
In his keynote address, Dr Md Ziaur Rahman Khan, Professor, EEE and Director, Centre for Energy Studies, Buet, stressed that the uniqueness of the project is the standardisation of LED and incorporation of ESCO to ensure proper monitoring after installation of the LEDs. The event focused on the findings from GIZ’s pilot project on ‘Promotion of Energy Efficient LED Lighting in Garment Industry,’ which demonstrated the energy saving potential of LED lighting even after taking into account the minimum lighting standards required for precision work at garments factories.
As the project’s technical partner, Buet (Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology) conducted a baseline study to assess the lighting demands of the project’s partner Karim Textile of Purbani Group, according to UNB.