Northumbria University, CCE1 Building

ASD Lighting, saving energy costs and reducing carbon emissions at this brilliant university building in Newcastle

Northumbria University Faculty of Business and Law is a £70 million architectural city centre campus based in the heart of Newcastle. With around more than 8,200 attending students every year and becoming the largest business and law school in the north east of England. 

Being committed to supporting the UN Sustainability Development Goals, they had to take steps to not only save on energy costs, but also to drastically reduce carbon footprint. ASD Lighting, CBRE and GME Industry step in to help from lighting design to installation.

  • Architectural indirect cove lighting built into the ceiling recess upgraded with our Highlite Batterns, providing balanced lighting levels throughout the university
  • Library and study areas lit with our Melody, perfect for DSE standards in education applications.
  • Stairwells with Non-LED fittings replaced with our Liniair.
  • ZIP LED Downlight brightening bathrooms, corridors and much more.
  • Square One Halo featured as a colourful addition for specific entrances.


  • Existing kWh used per annum = 539,209.070 kWh
  • KWh cost per annum = £64,705.09
  • Average lighting levels = 100 - 110 lux


  • Replacement Lighting kWh used per annum = 197,361.703 kWh
  • KWh cost per annum = £23,683.40
  • Average lighting levels = 430 - 405 lux

End Result

  • Annual total kWh saved = 341,847.367 kWh
  • KWh saved over 5 years = 1,709,236.835 kWh
  • Annual cost saved = £41,021.68
  • tCO² reduced per year = 169.68 Tonnes
  • tCO² reduced over 5 years = 848.40 Tonnes