Intelligent Lighting City Project

Project information

Index: 0987C3
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Energy and sustainable transport
Location GERMANY Leipzig Start/End date of the practice
Start: 1 January 2011
End: 1 September 2011

Topic of the practice

Eneryg efficiency, LED lighting

Good Practice Information

The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety offered an award in 2009 to find ideas and concepts concerning “Energy efficient public lighting”. The City of Leipzig participated in this competition with a concept for the public lighting of the inner ring road in the city center using LED technology.

This concept (Leipzig Intelligent Lighting – City Centre) is estimated to lower the energy costs by € 38.000 per year and to reduce the emissions of climate-damaging gases (CO2) by 162 tons per year.
The City of Leipzig won 3rd prize with this concept and as a result received 40% financial support for the costs from the Federal Ministry.

Evidence of success

- Energy savings € 38.000 per annum
- Amortisation 10 years
- CO2 savings 162 t per annum = 50%
The City of Leipzig participated in a national competition with this concept and so the local inhabitants were informed through the press. It is planned to inform the citizens again when the installations are realized.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Heike Besier

City of Leipzig

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