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The Climate Group, Signify Promoting Increased LED Use (Int'l)
The Climate Group
Date: 2019-12-20
The Climate Group, in partnership with Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), reports it is working to accelerate the adoption of LED street lighting in cities as well as driving a more urgent goal for all indoor lighting across the private sector to be LED by 2020. To that end, the Climate Group is working to create a network of companies and governments to speed up the sharing of energy efficient LED lighting information.

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), a global switch to LEDs is one of the most actionable and ready-to-implement technologies for cities to transition to a low-carbon economy. This is especially important given that lighting accounts for nearly 6 pct of global CO2 emissions, with outdoor street lighting accounting for 25-50 pct of a city's entire electricity use. With LED lighting, cities and municipalities can expect to make energy savings of between 50-70 pct, alongside reduced maintenance costs. (Source: The Climate Group, PR, DEC., 2019) Contact: Signify, www.signify.com/en-gb; The Climate Group, Toby Morgan, LED Program Manager, LED@theclimategroup.org, www.theclimategroup.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  Energy Efficient Light,  


The Climate Group Calls for LED Street Lighting (Ind. Report)
Philips Lighting
Date: 2019-03-18
In 2015, the international not-for-profit The Climate Group, in partnership with Signify (fka Philips Lighting), called for all public lighting worldwide to be energy efficient LED by 2025. The Climate Group is now calling for national leaders to publicly support the wider call for LED adoption to achieve our 2025 scale-up target.

The unprecedented energy savings of 50-70% from LEDs compared to traditional lighting presents a compelling reason to urgently raise the priority of LED adoption. The drive towards connected LED street lighting also serves as a stimulus for wider renovation of aging city infrastructure, and for further innovations in smart city development and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. It also presents the opportunity to build upon a connected and secure city lighting network with an expanding array of city-to-citizen data-based products and services.

Recently we have seen huge LED retrofit programs around the world, with Chicago replacing 270,000 old fashioned street lights, which will save taxpayers $100m over 10 years and avoid over 11,000 metric tons of CO2 annually. New York State is currently rolling out an ambitious LED program, replacing half a million street lights, saving 482 gWh per year. However, many cities are not in this position, and this is when supporting energy efficiency policy and legislation, from state, regional or federal level can address some of these barriers and catalyze action.

As well as federal level policy, states can also introduce their own policy which can benefit their cities, businesses and citizens alike. (Source: The Climate Group, Blog, 18 Mar., 2019) Contact: The Climate Group, (646) 233-0550 NYC Office, +44 (0)20 7960 2970, info@theclimategroup.org, www.the climategroup.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Group,  LED Light,  Street Light,  Philips Lighting,  


Philips Lighting Aiming for Carbon Neutrality by 2020 (Int'l)
Philips Lighting
Date: 2018-02-28
Global lighting industry specialist Philips Lighting it cut its carbon footprint by 20 pct to 325 kilotonnes CO2 and increased its use of electricity from renewable sources from 67 pct to 80 pct in 2017.

The company aims to source 100 pct of its electric power from renewable source, generate 80 pct of its revenues from sustainable products, systems and services and achieve carbon neutrality by 2020. (Source: Philips Lighting, LED Inside, 27 Feb., 2018) Contact: Philips Lighting, Nicola Kimm, Head of Sustainability, Matt Marcus, (551) 227-6790, matt.marcus@philips.com, www.philips.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Philips Lighting,  CO2 Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  Carbon Neutral ,  


Philips, American Tower Partner on Smart Cities Offering (Ind. Report)
American Tower Corporation,Philips Lighting
Date: 2017-09-18
Boston-based wireless infrastructure specialist American Tower Corp. and Philips Lighting report they are partnering to develope a collocation ready, 4G/5G enabled LED smart light pole for use on roadways and in urban areas. The new smart pole will collocate multiple wireless carriers in a single structure and incorporates a plug-n-play design to allow multiple wireless carriers to install radio equipment, including 4G and 5G small cell radios. (Source: American Tower, Philips Lighting, CivSource, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: American Tower Corp., www.americantower.com: Philips Lighting, Matt Marcus, (551) 227-6790, matt.marcus@philips.com, www.philips.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News LED Light,  Philips Lighting,  Energy EfficientLighting,  LED Light,  


ADI Energy Updating US DOE HQ Lighting to LED (Ind. Report)
ADI Energy,Philips
Date: 2017-03-17
Smithfirld, Rhode Island energy services firm ADI Energy is reporting the partial completion of a light upgrade under the DOE ENABLE program at the 1.8 million sq-ft DOE James Forrestal Building in Washington DC. The upgrade will utilize Philips Lighting's InstantFit LED lamps to cut energy consumption by up to 45 pct and reduce maintenance costs.

Construction and installation of 33,000 plus LED lights has been completed to date. ADI Energy will guarantee the energy savings over the 13-year term.

The DOE ENABLE program helps federal facilities to capitalize on energy and water savings earlier than a traditional ESPC by enabling contract award and construction to begin in approximately six months or less. (Source: ADI Energy; Philips Lighting, 13 Mar., 2017) Contact: ADI Energy, Jon Rizzo, CEO, (401) 349-4420, www.adienergy.com; Philips Lighting, Matt Marcus, (551) 227-6790, matt.marcus@philips.com, www.philips.com; DOE ENABLE Program, https://www.energy.gov/eere/femp/downloads/energy-savings-performance-contract-espc-enable-program

More Low-Carbon Energy News ADI Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  LED Light,  Philips,  

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