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Car parks make light work of becoming greener

Released: Wednesday, 10 May 2017

A bright idea will lead to big savings in energy and money at two car parks in Worthing.

Energy-efficient LED lights will be installed at the multi-storeys in Buckingham Road and High Street, replacing existing lighting and saving Worthing Borough Council nearly £50,000 a year in power and maintenance costs.

The long-lasting LED lights will be retrofitted throughout the car parks, including the stairwells, and sensors will control lighting levels, using energy even more efficiently and triggering brighter lighting when and where it's needed.

The savings made will pay for the £172,000 installation costs in less than four years, providing financial benefits into the future as well as:

The investment in LED lighting is an example of Adur & Worthing Councils' drive to be more energy efficient, a commitment outlined in their three-year strategy Platforms for our Places.

Already 154 solar panels have been installed at the Borough Council's Portland House offices, with more planned for Shoreham Centre. Other energy-saving initiatives include the potential use of hybrid and electric vehicles and a staff car-sharing scheme.

Councillor Clive Roberts, Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for the Environment, said:

“The introduction of LED lights at two of our multi-storey car parks shows how a small change can make a big difference in terms of delivering substantial cost efficiencies for our residents while helping to reduce our carbon footprint.”

“We are committed to working more sustainably and will continue to look at every opportunity to do so across all of our services and in partnership with other organisations.”

See also: Car parks and parking


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