Hall Lighting Report



Following a Hall Energy Efficiency Survey commissioned in the summer of 2013 by the RDP Sir Gâr

Zero Carbon Future (ZCF) project, the hall committee has improved the Main Hall lighting with energy efficient light fittings and occupancy sensors in the restrooms.


The replacement lighting and occupancy sensors will almost halve the current lighting costs and reduce the hall’s electricity demands reducing its carbon footprint and environmental impact.


Funding to replace the old fittings to modern energy efficient ones came via a grant from ZCF.


ZCF officer Paul Thomas said: “Community Halls are an essential facility for many rural villages and towns, hosting social, fitness and learning activities for all ages throughout the county and act as a meeting place for many local groups. Most are run by dedicated groups of volunteers, but running costs can be expensive.


With energy prices soaring, old inefficient heating systems and expensive lighting are pushing these costs up and putting these Halls at risk which is why we have helped to fund this project.”


Zero Carbon Future, part of the RDP Sir Gâr Innovative Hubs project, is funded through the Rural Development Plan (RDP) for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. Focussing on the environment, ZCF aims to deliver innovative solutions and projects which tackle climate change by reducing our carbon footprint.  


So far Llanboidy Market Hall, Pontyates Welfare Hall and Drefach Welfare Hall have been assessed through a ZCF energy audit for ways to make them more energy efficient and reduce their bills.


For further information please contact Paul Thomas on 01269 871600