DOE's Municipal Street Lighting Consortium to Hold Workshop in San Jose
August 18, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium will hold its Southwest Region Workshop on August 25 – 26 in San Jose, California. The City of San Jose is hosting the workshop—the Consortium's final regional workshop in 2011—and welcomes designers, consultants, utility and city representatives, government agencies, and energy efficiency organizations that evaluate and implement light-emitting diode (LED) street lighting solutions.
The presentations will include an overview of the City of San Jose's LED street lighting program, discussion of remote monitoring and adaptive lighting controls, guidance for understanding and using solid-state lighting standards, and more. In addition, a representative from the Clinton Climate Initiative will present their cost-benefit analysis tool, which the Consortium has adapted, that evaluates costs and environmental impact reductions associated with LED street light installations. The registration fee for this workshop is $175. Visit the event website for more information and to register.
DOE's Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium represents a coordinated effort among interested cities, power providers, government entities, and others to minimize duplication of effort, share best practices, and generate useful data to accelerate the learning curve for all of the members. This cooperation offers participants a number of advantages:
- Each municipality participating in a demonstration contributes to a much larger body of field test data when combined with the demonstration results from others.
- As Consortium members, municipalities tap into a forum of knowledge and experience that will help maximize the value of their dollars spent evaluating LED street lighting.
- The Consortium works with DOE to identify needs for technical information that can then be pursued by DOE or by others, as appropriate, giving Consortium members a voice in the development of potential future street lighting evaluations.
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Learn more about DOE's support of research and development of energy-efficient lighting, and visit our Energy Savers lighting choices website to start saving money by saving energy.