Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We Are Getting New Streetlights!


LED Streetlight Project to Save Energy in Assiginack
Township Projected to Reduce Electrical Consumption by 71%


RealTerm Energy is proud to serve the Township of Assiginack by upgrading its streetlights to energy-efficient light emitting diodes (LEDs). Installation of the new fixtures begins the week of October 5 and is expected to be complete by mid-October. The LEDs will help reduce the Township’s electrical consumption by 71% and maintenance costs by 80% because LEDs last up to four times longer than the town’s existing streetlights.

In addition to energy efficiency, LED streetlights produce a whiter, cleaner light that is more targeted to light the street. The white light provides better visibility for people on the roads while the targeted lighting reduces light pollution.

The Municipality selected Local Authority Services (LAS) and its partner RealTerm Energy to assess its existing street light network, create an energy efficient and cost-effective street lighting design and coordinate the purchase of the new LED lights from CREE Canada, one of the world’s leading LED manufacturers. “The Township of Assiginack looks forward to working with RealTerm and LAS to bring LED street lighting to our communities.  Following a proven program with new technology that benefits our citizens in terms of both safety and cost savings is a win/win for everyone,” said Mayor Paul Moffatt. 

LAS and RealTerm Energy are leading LED streetlight upgrades across Ontario communities in over 130 other cities and towns including Espanola, Blind River and Barrie.

Project Overview

Total number of streetlights
114
Electricity consumption reduction
71%
Estimated Annual Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction
6 metric tonnes - the equivalent of the GHG removed by 154 tree seedlings grown for ten years.

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