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Ironbark frequently contributes reports, information and time to the sector. Over the last decade we have written hundreds of articles, delivered webinars and developed presentations and reports that we have promoted through this website, our newsletter and social media.

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Interested in lighting design? Energy efficient street lighting and outdoor lighting applications? Lighting standards, certification and regulations impacting the Australian market? The future of LED’s, smart lighting controls and solar lighting? International lighting replacement programs? Then come along to the Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2014, the premier platform for lighting industry stakeholders to discuss strategies to improve energy efficiency, new technology, project opportunities...

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In the space of 2 weeks, a group of Victorian councils have just worked collaboratively to save up to $6 million in street lighting maintenance (OMR) costs on new LED lights, on top of the 77% energy savings. The process was led by Scott McKenry from the Eastern Alliance for Greenhouse Action (EAGA); supported by a clear determination from La Trobe, Baw Baw and Maroondah councils to move swiftly; and facilitated via the unified voice of the MAV, the legislated peak body for Victoria’s 79...

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Warrnambool City Council are the first Australian council to use LEDs for a bulk changeover of street lights! This isn't a trial or a few lights here and there - this is a bulk change of all of their residential street lights. Massive financial savings for Council and ratepayers, massive reduction in greenhouse emissions. It's massive all round! Council received CEEP funding and also financing through the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) who released this press release. We've been working...

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The decision on the type of energy efficient street lighting technology is up to individual councils. You will hear a lot of noise and rumours about the pros and cons of different technologies however the truth is there are pros and cons with every light. There are potential rewards and risks with every light and every lighting technology. We have a developed a free report for councils that provides some background and information for councils that have installed T5s of CFLs, or are considering...

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Last year MAV announced that 183,000 streetlights were in the process of being replaced by energy efficient alternatives throughout Victoria. We’ve been working with MAV having being engaged to provide technical support and advice through the MAV Street Lighting Program. We also provided the figures for this press release but it turns out we were wrong. Here we explain more and provide an update on what is now the second largest energy efficiency street lighting projects in the world. Yes, the...

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Ironbark have been working with 35 of the 39 Victorian councils who were successful in applying for street lighting funding through round two of CEEP. The installation of the new energy efficient lights has begun and councils have started saving on electricity and maintenance costs as well as greenhouse emissions. So when the Federal Budget was handed down a few weeks ago a few councils had an eye on potential future projects and also the impact on currently funded projects. Here’s the wrap.

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Victorian councils and communities have benefitted greatly from the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET), which commenced in 2009 and was legislated to continue until 2030. Over the last 12 months councils have advocated for the scheme to be strengthened and the scope broadened. However in May 2014 VEET was dumped by the State Government and along with it the opportunity for tens of millions of dollars of funding for council energy efficiency projects over the next decade.

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Distribution Business SP Ausnet has responded to Local Government requests to make available an LED street light option for residential streets. SP Ausnet have today announced maintenance pricing for the newly approved LED which means that councils can now choose this longer life and more energy efficient choice.

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Yep, another one! 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.

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It's well and truly happening. Old inefficient electricity-guzzling street lights are coming down throughout Victoria. In Yarra Ranges there are 7,000 of them being replaced by efficient alternatives that use 70% less energy, reducing emissions and savings ratepayers millions of dollars through reduced electricity and maintenance costs. Ironbark are rapt to be working with Yarra Ranges - we're project managing the installation and assisting with design, preparation and all of the procurement...

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