As part of the COP24 in Katowice, Poland, Citelum was awarded 1st prize in the Construction21 Green Solutions Awards in the ‘Infrastructures’ category. This award recognizes innovative and sustainable projects around the world that promote the energy transition of cities, buildings and industries.
Launched in 2013, the project to renovate the Danish capital includes the replacement of 18,800 lighting points with new LED lights, i.e. 50% of the city’s street lighting system.
LED technology, which consumes less energy and provides better performances than traditional lights, has allowed Copenhagen to reduce its energy bill by 77% across the renovated section.
A communication network has also been installed with the MUSE® digital platform, developed by Citégestion, Citelum’s subsidiary, which allows the city to remotely adjust the lighting levels in the different districts in real time according to the needs identified, traffic flows, or inhabitant’s lifestyles.
The renovation works were completed in May 2017. In total, the city of Copenhagen has already achieved 55% energy savings and saved 3,200 tons of CO2 per year compared to 2010.
The project was developed in collaboration with the city, and is fully in line with Copenhagen’s ambition to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025.
It also takes into account the capital’s aims to provide greater security, more fluid mobility and a better living environment for its inhabitants thanks to high-performance lighting that is adapted to their needs while also being environmentally friendly and protecting biodiversity.