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Regional Street Lights Program
A report commissioned by the Ford Foundation examined the potential of energy efficient streetlights for reducing the Greater Washington carbon footprint. The report estimates that there are about 300,000 street lights in the Greater Washington region. It also estimates that this total consumes 200 million KWh of electricity resulting in an expenditure of $12 million annually.
The Climate Change Steering Committee believes that street lights offer a tremendous opportunity to conserve energy while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Among the implementation strategies adopted by the COG Board on November 12th is a recommendation to “examine options and develop plans for replacing street lights with energy efficient street lighting (LED or other options) across the region.”
A street lights program integrates new technology by replacing old technology with new energy efficient technology in the application of updating a street lights system.
The following outlines work program elements for a Regional Street Lights Program Initiative.
Implementation Actions to Date
Next Steps/Upcoming Activities
LED Case Studies/Best Management Practices
STREET LIGHT VENDOR'S FORUM REGISTRATION
Should you have questions or comments, please e-mail Jeff King.
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