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07/26/2011

City of Boston Installs Energy Efficient LED Street Lights

 
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diode (LED) street lighting. More than 14,000 mercury-vapor street and roadway luminaires are being replaced in Boston neighborhoods by LED lighting by Philips. City leaders expect these lights to improve the city's energy use and environmental footprint.

The LED's are expected to save the city approximately 8.9 million kilowatt hours of energy each year, yielding a savings of about $1.1 million annually in the cost of electricity.

"With these new LED street lights, Boston continues to live up to its reputation as one of the greenest cities in the country," says Mayor Thomas Menino.  "Not only do these lights help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, they also save the city money in tough economic times.”

The new lighting will help eliminate more than 5,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually. The project also coincides with the release of the City's updated climate action plan, "A Climate of Progress," which calls for reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions 25-percent by 2020.

Designed to last for about 18 years, or four times longer than the lamps they are replacing, the LED luminaires are also expected to generate considerable savings in maintenance costs for the city.

"This investment in LED lighting is aesthetically, environmentally and economically beneficial, a combination that all taxpayers can appreciate," says Gleen Cooper, associate electrical engineer, Street Lighting Division, city of Boston.

Installation is expected to be complete in December 2011. 

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09/19/2014

New regulations from the DOE would improve commercial air conditioner efficiency by as much as 30%. 

09/18/2014

A new study suggests that the installed cost of photovoltaic solar power continues to drop in the U.S.

09/17/2014

A new technology developed at Rice University effectively deices glass surfaces while remaining transparent for radio frequency transmission.

09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

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08/27/2014

Researchers have developed wearable, customizable technology to handle access control at busy hotels. 

08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

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