Owing to its magnificent primeval forest—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Białowieża municipality is a major tourist draw. As a result, authorities must balance economic and technological development with the preservation of its natural heritage; Białowieża’s led street lighting renewal is a perfect example.
The authorities had three objectives:
• Preserve a certain amount of dark sky at night to accommodate the forest animals’ circadian rhythms
• Illuminate roads and open spaces at night to create a greater sense of safety and cater to residents’ needs and tourist traffic, and improve overall quality of life
• Create substantial long-term energy savings
The municipal authorities renewed public led street lighting with a CityTouch lighting management system across the entire municipality (comprising seven villages), prioritizing roads most used by residents and tourists throughout the year. The system offers easy-to-use web applications to analyze, plan and maintain workflow management, while letting the municipality monitor, manage and measure their connected led street light through the applications. In this project, Energy consumption is about 77% lower, meaning energy and operating costs have both fallen drastically: savings total approximately PLN 150,000 (over €34,000) per annum. On top of this, Białowieża is enjoying reduced annual energy consumption of KW 315,51 MWh and reduced annual CO2 emissions of 28,081.
Contact Person: Mr. Hugh Hu
Tel: +86 136 8680 7553