Sharing the excitement

29/03/2018

Sharing Cities is inspiring Europe’s cities with smart ways to become more energy efficient and save money at the same time. A press release issued by Sharing Cities has spread like wildfire across the European news media.

The story focussed on smart lampposts, which combine LED lights with smart management systems. The LED lights drastically reduce energy consumption, while the management system lowers output based on environmental factors.

As street lighting takes up a huge portion of city budgets, this technology is coming as a huge relief to local administrations, and we estimated that it could save the EU €2.1 billion per year.

This technology is being demonstrated in Sharing Cities lighthouse cities Lisbon, London and Milan, and taken up in fellow cities Bordeaux, Burgas, and Warsaw.

To read the full articles inspired by the work of Sharing Cities, click the links below:

- Business Green: How smart lampposts 'could save EU €2.1bn a year'

- EDIE: Smart lamppost 'revolution' could save Europe €2.1bn a year

- Energy Digital: Smart lamppost updates could save Europe €2.1bn

- Energy Live News: Smart lampposts ‘could uncover savings worth €2.1bn’

- Smart Cities World: Smart lampposts could save €2.1bn

For more information, contact Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele: bernadett.degrendele@eurocities.eu

SEE ALSO

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Indo-European Conference on Standards and Emerging Technology
26/04/2018 - 26/04/2018

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Cities to put the heart in smart at the Nordic Edge Expo
25/09/2018 - 27/04/2018

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Business models & financing for smart cities
24/04/2018

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement N°691895

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Nathan Pierce

Programme Director

Greater London Authority
pmo@sharingcities.eu

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Bernadett K├Âteles-Degrendele

Communication & Replication

EUROCITIES
bernadett.degrendele@eurocities.eu
+32 479 52 04 81