8 October 2021 | Collaboration

The Institution of Lighting Professionals Event: Lighting Back Better

On September the 28th the Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) brought together senior figures in the lighting and built environment sector, including LCRIG, for an afternoon tea at the House of Lords.

The event, which included speeches from Baroness Barker, David Newman from the Bio Based and Biodegradable Industries Association UK and the ILP’s President Fiona Horgan, called for those attending to consider how their organisations could work together to address challenges posed by climate change.

Fiona Horgan, introducing her ILP Presidential theme of Light Back Better stated “We need to face the challenge of change because our very survival depends on our ability to stay awake to this challenge.  We need diverse stakeholder groups to achieve climate mitigation and create resilient solutions.  We cannot work alone for the future needs of the built environment.”

Dwyane Lowe, Head of Highways and Transportation at Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and LCRIG Board Member, commented “I was privileged to represent LCRIG at the Institute of Lighting Professionals (ILP) on Tuesday as a guest of Fiona Horgan, the ILP President.

Sponsored by Baroness Barker and Lord Rennard the Lighting Back Better event brought together senior figures within the lighting industry, and the wider built environment sector, for presentations and afternoon tea looking ahead to COP26. The event included presentations from respected speakers and enabled discussions with colleagues on the role our organisations can play in tackling climate change. It also provided an excellent opportunity for our organisations to collaborate on climate and other challenges the industry is facing such as skill shortages and training. We aim to meet up in the near future to work together to better understand how we can collaborate and work together on these joints aims.”

The ILP unites the skills of engineering, design and technology in order to deliver quality lighting for the built environment and achieve public benefit.

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