Most cities, streetlamps are ubiquitous, the
transition from conventional streetlamps to LED streetlamps presents a unique
opportunity for smart city CIOs.
Most LED streetlamp installations have some form of connectivity.
In many cases, 2 this connectivity is used to monitor the streetlamp and
meter the power; in these cases, it has very low bandwidth and only
communicates occasionally with the server managing the system. However,
streetlamps that have video or other smart city applications need a bit more
bandwidth for communicating; this then gives the CIO the opportunity to build
on that network to create the needed citywide WAN with sufficient bandwidth to
manage future smart city projects. Streetlamp providers are partnering with
CSPs to enable higher-bandwidth systems that can provide a citywide WAN, which
may also prevent needing to have multiple networks within the smart city
infrastructure. It may also prevent each smart city project from having its own
dedicated WAN. As the CIOs plan their smart lighting project and look forward
to other smart city implementations, they will need to think ahead to ensure:
?That they have provided enough bandwidth for future
projects, or that they have the ability to add bandwidth in the future at a
?That they have installed streetlamps in the critical
positions to ensure the system can communicate smoothly. City CIOs will need to
work closely with their lamp post provider of choice, internal public works departments
and CSPs to ensure they have installed the best lighting and communications
network for their smart city rollout. CIOs need to think to the future and
create different scenarios to help them better define their smart streetlamp
and smart city roadmaps.
That’s why we have to install a communications network
that will create the backbone for your smart city infrastructure when
implementing the LED street lamps and they can save energy efficiently 2
Beside Heating, cooling and lighting are responsible
for approximately 60% of a building’s energy consumption.
? New BMSs, building automation systems (BASs) and
EMSs that will measure energy consumption are emerging that can help target
systems with high energy consumption.
? Implementing a BMS or EMS can reduce energy
consumption by 50%.
? This energy
reduction also will lead to compliance with energy-related GHG emission
regulations and standards, which are driven by the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) in the U.S. or the Horizon 2020 goals in Europe.
Sustainability and energy management 1 are becoming
a much larger focus of the C-level office suite. This is good for the
environment from a carbon footprint perspective, and it also makes good
economic sense. Companies are also finding that the environment in the office
is important to employees, and some companies are using the capability of
employees controlling their own environment as a retention tool. According to
the Department of Energy (DOE), the heating and cooling of a building accounts
for approximately 40% of a building’s energy use. Lighting consumes an
additional 20% of a building’s energy much of this is waste. Buildings
typically turn on the lighting, heating and cooling systems early in the
morning and then turn them off again late in the evening, regardless of
occupancy. BMSs, EMSs and BASs are beginning to introduce systems and software
to help CIOs. These systems vary from energy-measuring software packages that
provide dashboards of energy usage, to integrated BMSs that send real-time data
and alerts and that can create work orders. The CIO will need to decide, along
with their steering committee, if they want a system that just measures the
data, or if they want a system that will react to the data.
integrated BMS for lighting, 1 heating and cooling can reduce the energy
consumption for each of those systems. For lighting, there have been multiple
reports that if the company implements a smart LED’s lighting system, a 60% to
70% savings could be realized. By integrating the HVAC system with occupancy
and building utilization, savings close to 50% can be achieved. The combined
savings will make a significant contribution to the smart cities’ energy
savings. The integrated BMS can also tie all of the building systems together —
for example, lighting, plug load, heating and cooling, fire and safety,
occupancy, elevators, and others. It can give the facility’s management
real-time energy consumption and provideinformation for cause-and-effect correlation, thereby simplifying the
job of the facilities manager in tracking down where and how energy is being
consumed. A fully integrated system can also be designed to automatically
generate work orders for emergency situations and preventive maintenance,
enabling the facilities team to be proactive and potentially limiting downtime
or major failures of the HVAC systems.
? Implement integrated BMSs as soon as possible to
help your company begin to realize energy savings and improve sustainability.
? Consider BMSs that are proactive (that is, systems
that not only monitor, but also react to energy excursions and provide actions
to bring these deviations under control).
? Implement a BMS/BAS that integrates the major
building subsystems, making them easier to monitor from one dashboard.
Beside surveillance cameras can be combined with smart
streetlights, on street parking solutions and extended with EV charging