Using Streetlights to Achieve Sustainability Goals

Using Streetlights to Achieve Sustainability Goals

Beyond low-hanging fruit to the art of the possible.

We at TerraGo fully appreciate the increasingly important role cities play in driving climate action. Mayors around the world continue to make commitments to reduce their carbon footprint, aligning their cities with the future. When it comes to lowering emissions, installing smart LED street lighting is low-hanging fruit.  Smart lighting delivers efficiency gains of 50 – 80%. With less energy used, carbon emissions are reduced, and sustainability goals are achieved.  There is a clear global mandate for smart lighting in our cities.  The challenge is that it’s taking so long for cities, decades and longer, to convert to smart lighting.

But what ​if​ we could move faster?  What if cities could amplify and accelerate the environmental benefits of smart streetlights? For example, did you know that installing just 100 more lights per week could reduce an additional 10,000 metric tons of CO2 for a small city? TerraGo StreetlightOps is the only software platform purposely designed to accelerate and scale smart lighting rollouts.  What if you could make streetlight maintenance more efficient? StreetlightOps slashes emissions from utility trucks by providing maintenance efficiency solutions that reduce truck rolls by as much as thirty percent. 

TerraGo applauds cities like Chicago and London for working towards these goals. Other cities and utilities have also taken this important step in minimizing their environmental footprint.  Over the next 5 years, our StreetlightOps customers will achieve reductions in emissions equivalent to taking over 40,000 cars off the road.