The City of Whittlesea has begun their energy efficient street lighting changeover!
Council are changing a massive 6,900 street lights to more energy efficient alternatives that use 70% less energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and saving the community millions of dollars that can now be spent on more important services. The project will:
- Reduce energy use by nearly two million kWh a year
- Reduce greenhouse emissions by nearly forty six thousand tonnes over 20 years
- Raise community awareness of energy efficiency through dozens of communications channels to hundreds of thousands of residents
Whittlesea are part of the flagship MAV Procurement Street Lighting Program that has seen Victorian councils and communities saving tens of millions of dollars through reduced energy and maintenance costs. Dozens of projects have now started, with lights purchased through a standing tender panel that councils can access. Throughout the state the 232,000 inefficient lights to be replaced will save Victorians up to $451 million.
The Whittlesea project is part-funded by the Federal Government's Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) demonstrating that when various levels of government and industry work together, real action is possible.
Ironbark have been engaged to project manage the installation and also assisted with the design, preparation and all of the procurement of the new energy efficient lights. We're rapt to be working with the Whittlesea team as part of Council's largest ever energy reduction project.