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Outdoor Lighting - Completed

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Cities participating in the Outdoor Lighting Accelerator demonstrated practical and effective best practices to accelerate the adoption of high-efficiency outdoor lighting and improve system-wide replacement processes at the municipal level. Cities worked together and with DOE to drive analysis, secure funding, and install outdoor lighting systems. Partners developed best practice approaches to system-wide upgrades as well as addressed issues that limit investment in high-efficiency technologies such as financing and utility tariff-rates.

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Fact Sheet

Better Buildings Outdoor Lighting Accelerator Fact Sheet Fact Sheet

The Outdoor Lighting Accelerator worked with dozens of municipalities to accelerate the adoption and use of high efficiency outdoor lighting in the public sector, replacing over 1,500,000 lighting fixtures over a 2 year period.

Report

Outdoor Lighting Challenges and Solution Pathways Report

Across the nation, outdoor lighting helps communities create a safe environment for residents and business owners to live, work, play, and travel. This is a vital public service supported by taxpayer dollars that municipalities and their utilities provide, and there are many solutions that municipalities are adopting for LED conversions.

  • Financing Guidance for LED Street Lighting Programs
    The purpose of this page is to offer a brief introduction to the various financing models and tools that are becoming available, to present case studies of municipalities that have used those tools, and to provide links to resources that offer additional information.

    DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium (MSSLC)
    Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology has the potential to reduce U.S. lighting energy usage by nearly one half and contribute significantly to our nation's climate change solutions. 

    Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP)
    The LEEP Campaign is a recognition and guidance program enabling facility owners and managers to take advantage of savings opportunities from high-efficiency lighting solutions in their parking facilities. 

    Qualified Energy Conservation Bonds (QECBs)
    A Qualified Energy Conservation Bond (QECB) is a bond that enables qualified state, tribal, and local government issuers to borrow money at attractive rates to fund energy conservation projects (it is important to note that QECBs are not grants). A QECB is among the lowest-cost public financing tools because the U.S. Department of the Treasury subsidizes the issuer's borrowing costs.

    LED Technology and the Environment

Partners

  • Albany, NY
    Anchorage, AK
    California Street Light Association
    Dearborn, MI
    Deerfield Beach, FL
    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
    Detroit, MI
    Flint, MI
    Garfield Clean Energy Collaborative
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Little Rock, AR
    Mid-America Regional Council
    Portland, ME
    Racine, WI
    Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office
    Southern California Regional Energy Network
    St Petersburg, FL
    State of Tennessee
    State of Washington
    Takoma Park, MD
  • Maine

    Portland, ME

    Arkansas

    Little Rock, AR

    New York

    Albany, NY

    Illinois

    Michigan

    Dearborn, MI
    Detroit, MI
    Flint, MI
    Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office

    California

    Huntington Beach, CA
    Southern California Regional Energy Network
    California Street Light Association

    Tennessee

    State of Tennessee

    Washington

    State of Washington

    Pennsylvania

    Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

    Rhode Island

    Florida

    Deerfield Beach, FL
    St Petersburg, FL

    Alaska

    Anchorage, AK

    Colorado

    Garfield Clean Energy Collaborative

    Kansas

    Mid-America Regional Council

    Wisconsin

    Racine, WI

    Maryland

    Takoma Park, MD