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Carbon careful initiative grows

UK-based lighting designer and manufacturer, FUTURE Designs (

leads the way in the circular economy for the lighting sector as it commits to supplying

Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its core product range and expands its carbon

careful initiative to the wider market – keeping with the mantra to ‘reuse rather than recycle’.

With a shift in attitudes within the construction industry towards the circular economy, there is greater interest and demand for re-use and repurposing as opposed to recycling.  By offering the service to other lighting manufacturers who have the desire to act responsibly but may not have the facilities and expertise for this process FUTURE Designs can actively help others to become more environmentally conscious.

As one of the pinnacle lighting manufacturers for the UK and UAE, FUTURE Designs has committed time and budget over the long term to the EPD certification process.  As well as procuring BRE EPD software, FUTURE Designs is completing EPDs for its core product range, working with BRE to have them completed by the end of Q4 2023, with the rest of the company’s product offer due to be submitted for certification in due course.  FUTURE Designs can also now complete a life cycle analysis for bespoke or retrofit products.  FUTURE Designs has already completed the Carbon Trust accreditation and representation on its Energy Technology List.

“This is yet another chapter in the story of our commitment. As the world is faced with a growing necessity to Refurbish, Reuse and Restore, FUTURE Designs is leading the way with the hope that more organisations will follow suit,” says David Clements, Chief Executive, FUTURE Designs.

“We continue the environmental drive that links our investment in the EPD software and the carbon carefulTM  initiative, looking beyond the compliance requirements to develop a meaningful, positive impact on our environment and protecting the earth’s scarce resources.”

Within the carbon careful™ initiative, FUTURE Designs renews luminaires with the latest LED technology transforming them into highly energy efficient, carbon saving products, prolonging the lifespan, and drastically reducing carbon usage and overall costs. 

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