Open Technology rail project has been selected in the Energy Efficiency Project of the Year category for BusinessGreen Leaders Awards 2014.

The UK-based company has been recognised for delivering its services on a lighting control project with the South West Trains/Network Rail Alliance.

As part of the project, Open Technology’s intelligent lighting control system LiGO was deployed at more than 25 stations, including Clapham Junction and train maintenance depots.

"The project shows the important role that controls can play in helping businesses make meaningful reductions in their energy consumption."

The project was part of an ambitious climate change and energy reduction strategy and is likely to result in total annual savings of £7m-£12m.

Open Technology’s LiGO system is capable of automatically adjusting the lighting levels down to a minimum level when the station is not in operation or switch the lights off when the station is completely closed.

The lighting control system is expected to save around 35% of usual lighting use on average.

Open Technology managing director Chris Bedford said: "The project shows the important role that controls can play in helping businesses make meaningful reductions in their energy consumption.

"Over the last three years we’ve shown how easily you can make savings across a variety of infrastructure and it’s great to have that work recognised."

The BusinessGreen Leaders Awards will be presented on 2 July in London.