Illuminating Integrity in Lighting

Illuminating Integrity in Lighting


Cerise365 is a tool for CleanTech

Lighting Design

The term “Cleantech Revolution” was coined by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder in their 2007 book titled “The cleantech revolution: the next big growth and investment opportunity” (Pernick and Wilder, 2007); Since then, cleantech has rapidly emerged as a global market worth over $1.15 Trillion per year (Analytica Advisors 2017).

Cleantech was originally defined as any product, service, or process that delivers value using limited or zero non-renewable resources, and/or creates significantly less waste than conventional offerings. (Pernick and Wilder, 2009). The term is often used to refer to innovations such as photovoltaic technology, and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). However, virtually any industrial sector or process can be made cleaner. Therefore, the applications for cleantech are pretty much endless (Canadian Commercial Corporation 2018). Cleantech is now considered to be any product, service, or process that delivers value using fewer resources, and producing less pollution than current standards (Cooke, 2008).

Lighting consumes the greatest amount of electricity in a building (Muhammad et al., 2010). In general lighting accounts for 20% to 30% of electricity consumption.

Lighting designs which determine the ideal number of luminaires needed, without reducing the quality of lighting is important for reducing costs, and improving energy efficiency. This can be applied to new, or existing, lighting systems. The type and number of luminaires can be (re)designed; To reduce costs and waste. Therefore, software which is a tool that enables lighting designers to improve efficiency without reducing visual comfort or lighting quality falls within the paradigm of the Cleantech Revolution.

Literature Cited

Analytica Advisors (2017)  Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report.

Canadian Commercial Corporation (2018) Insights for Exporters,, Accessed on Dec 23, 2019.

Cooke, Philip. (2008). Cleantech and an Analysis of the Platform Nature of Life Sciences: Further Reflections upon Platform Policies. European Planning Studies – EUR PLAN STUD. 16. 375-393. 10.1080/09654310801939672.

 Muhamad W, Wan & Mat Zain, Mohamad Yusof & Wahab, N. & Aziz, Hafizah & Kadir, Rosmalini. (2010). Energy Efficient Lighting System Design for Building. Intelligent Systems, Modelling and Simulation, International Conference on. 282-286. 10.1109/ISMS.2010.59.

 Pernick R and Wilder C (2007) The cleantech revolution: the next big growth and investment opportunity Collins Business, London