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The Smart Lighting Program Mark II will again offer councils the opportunity to purchase LEDs directly from a standing panel of lighting suppliers whose LEDs have been approved for use, but there's also some big new additions, including an installation contractor panel; the addition of other states; more lights to choose from; smart lighting and smart cities services; and support for smart lighting projects from start to finish. Here we have all of your smart lighting questions answered!

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Nearly 100 councils in Australia have completed internationally-recognised community emissions profiles and dozens that have set targets in line with what the science demands. It’s now time to move onto how we can use that information to determine the most effective pathways to action. At this webinar, we’ll explain how councils can ensure you are selecting interventions that will give your municipality the best chance of meeting emissions reductions targets.

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In case you've been hiding in a cave, over 100 Australian councils have now changed over their street lights to energy efficient street lights such as LED, and we are have now hit the magical half-a-million mark. Councils around Australia are now undertaking some fascinating smart lighting pilots and ready to start sharing the results. To assist with realising the benefits of smart lighting the National Smart Lighting Pilots program has kicked off. Get on board!

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As you’d be aware the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has confirmed that public lighting services in South Australia will be classified as Alternative Control Services (ACS) from 1st July 2020. This has potential impacts for councils who have signed contracts with SAPN to install and maintain LEDs through the SAPN LED or PLC tariffs. We discuss these in our free report for SA councils that explains "everything you need to know about Council-SAPN public lighting contracts and the pending...

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Over the last 3 years, Ironbark have worked with 81 Australian councils to develop community-wide greenhouse gas (GHG) profiles (or inventories) for their municipality. It’s fair to say that through this process we have learnt a lot about community data and actions and built a wealth of experience for municipalities of all types! We now have a team of 5 staff at Ironbark working in this area. We held a webinar on Monday 29th October 2018 to provide some big updates...

 

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It's a special moment for councils around Australia with the 500,000th energy efficient street light installed. Light number 500,000 was installed in the City of Campbelltown in the north-east suburbs of Adelaide, which is fitting given the pace of change and number of LEDs now being installed throughout South Australia due to co-operation between Councils and SA Power Networks, which manages and maintains about 200,000 street lights on behalf of councils and the state government.

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Big changes have been announced for South Australian street lighting with the Australian Energy Regulator (AER) confirming that public lighting services in the state will now be regulated and classified as Alternative Control Services (ACS). This a good outcome and will provide a lot more certainty for SA councils, who have clearly suffered through a lack of bargaining power and less control over tariff increase. The ACS model has led to demonstrably better outcomes for Australian councils in...

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Well it’s been a big big big few months in South Australian street lighting. We’ve had a few LED projects start and some of the larger ones like Onkaparinga wrap-up (ahead of time!). In the last few weeks alone the Cities of Unley and Campbelltown have both resolved to changeover to LEDs through the PLC tariff. We’ve got a likely regulatory change to street lighting from NDS and ACS. And of course, the LGA have announced that they are no longer progressing on their bid to establish a public...

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Ironbark are working with Sustainability Victoria to deliver a series of carbon accounting webinars as part of the Local Government Energy Saver (LGES) Program. The webinars are free for any council around Australia to attend and will cover Greenhouse Emissions Reporting for Corporate and Community (Wednesday 16th May 10:00am-12:00pm (AEST)); Greenhouse Gas Data Management (Wednesday May 30th 10:00am-11:00am) and Science Based Targets (Tuesday 19th June 10:00am-11:30am). Hurry up and register! ...

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In early 2017, Australian local government passed a tremendous milestone with the number of councils that have completed an energy efficient street lighting changeover passing the century mark. There have now been over 462,000 street lights already changed over in Australia to energy efficient alternatives like LED, representing around 18% of all lights and 26% of all residential (or local) roads. While there's still a long way to go, this dwarfs what's happening around the world with only 1% of...

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