City Wide Streetlight LED Retrofit
The City of Davis will begin a city wide LED streetlight retrofit project next week. Over the next two months, residents will be seeing “bucket trucks” retrofitting 2,600 old, and in some cases, damaged streetlights with much more energy efficient lighting. The City expects to see its streetlight energy use cut in half. The energy savings from the retrofit will pay for the project, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 900,000 lbs. of CO2 per year, and will result in ongoing City General Fund savings of approximately $200,000 per year.
“This is a triple bottom line winner”, said Davis Mayor Joe Krovoza. “Safer streets, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and budget savings that come out of this smart project will make our community more sustainable”.
Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 12, 2014 in the neighborhoods west of Highway 113. Generally, work will then move east in the following weeks with the entire City completed in approximately two months. As with any project of this size, implementation may cause minor disruptions to motorists and bicyclists. The City and its project partner, Siemens, will be providing updates through the City’s web site and social media outlets, as to when work in various parts of the City is scheduled. The City asks that you keep an eye out for this information and share with your friends and neighbors.
Click here to go to the Project site.
Sustainability Program Manager
City of Davis
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