City Moves to Next Phase of LED Streetlight Conversion Project
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 02, 2015, December 02, 2015

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The Arlington City Council is putting technology to work, approving the next phase of the LED streetlight retrofitting throughout the city with OpTerra Energy Services.

Back in March of 2015, the Arlington Public Works and Transportation Department launched the largest streetlight conversion project in the southwest, retrofitting 10,500 lights with high performing LED technology that will cut energy costs substantially.

The Arlington City Council approved the financing of Phase II of the Energy Efficiency Program at the evening session on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

The project will be engineered, designed, constructed and commissioned by OpTerra Energy Services in the amount of $3,285,570.

As with the Phase I, energy conservation measures for Phase II will include installation of building energy control systems, upgraded HVAC systems and modifications, and energy-saving LED lighting and technology on streetlight infrastructure.

Appearing brighter than the legacy yellow sodium vapor lights, the new LED fixtures will save energy, enhance street safety, and generate cost savings.

In addition to the LED retrofit, the Energy Efficiency Program will improve energy efficiency at various city-owned facilities, including fire stations, libraries and the Ott Cribbs Public Safety Center. Aging air conditioning equipment, control systems and outdated lighting will also be upgraded.

This program is in line with both the Invest in Our Economy and Put Technology to Work council priorities.

City Council Priorities, Invest in our Economy, Put Technology to Work
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