The Alonas and Polystypos Communities have joined forces to upgrade road lighting with new energy-efficient lighting to save energy and improve the existing road lighting situation.
Specifically, work is underway to replace 195 fixtures in the two Communities with new type luminaires LED. OLighting replacement work is expected to be completed around mid-December.
The two Communities assigned to the Energy Office of Cypriot Citizens the counting and evaluation of the existing situation of road lighting in the two Communities as well as the provision of technical assistance and expertise for the conduct of the competition.
The project is also considered to be the best practice in Europe for implementing Green Public Procurement to save energy and reduce carbon footprint in road lighting at local authority level. The project is technically supported through the program GreenS (www.greensproject.eu) which promotes the implementation of Green Public Procurement through the implementation of innovative methodologies and procedures.
With the upgrading of LED road lighting, large energy savings in lighting for the two Communities expected to reach 44% are expected to reduce the cost of road lighting, improve the quality of road lighting, and at the same time protect the environment .