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LED a finalist in Green Gown Awards

last modified Jul 13, 2015 09:38 AM

The Department’s ongoing work on developing LED lighting for use in plant growth research has been shortlisted for a national award.

Using LEDs in plant growth rooms and algal incubator shakers has huge potential for reducing energy consumption of the university. Over the past few years, with backing from the University’s Energy & Carbon Reduction Project, Plant Sciences has been working with industry partners to develop LED lighting that can grow a wide variety of research plant species using a fraction of the electricity.

The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) has selected 'LEDing the way to greener plant growth' as a finalist in the Research and Development category of its annual Green Gown Awards.

The ethos of the Green Gown Awards is to celebrate, share and promote the outstanding sustainability leadership, management and best practice initiatives from tertiary education in the UK. After submitting a further case study and a video, we’ll find out how we fared at the ceremony in Bristol in November!

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