Advanced lighting to save 20% on emissions at Scotland’s largest new town

March 26, 2014

Scotland’s largest planned new town, Chapelton, five miles south of Aberdeen, will be the first location in Aberdeenshire to have world-leading and innovative street lighting technology installed.
LeafNut, an award-winning, wirelessly controlled outdoor lighting system developed by Harvard Engineering will allow individual street lights across the town to be remotely monitored, reducing carbon emissions by 20 per cent.
The advanced technology will dynamically control lighting levels at different times during the day and night, as well as remotely record failures enabling maintenance without delay.
Rory Cameron, area sales manager at Harvard Engineering said: “We are delighted to be working on this exciting development and are looking forward to supporting the Chapelton community in helping achieve energy savings.
“The contract is a further endorsement of LeafNut as the preferred system in the UK street lighting market and builds on our demonstrable success across the UK.”
Towns and cities around the globe including in Australia, North America and Europe, are already seeing significant savings on energy costs and carbon emissions with the system. In January 2014, Transport for London began to install LeafNut across 35,000 of their 52,000 street lights as part of a new energy efficiency programme.
Developed by Elsick Development Company (EDC) Chapelton will be an 8,000 home, £2bn town with 40 per cent green space and a focus on sustainable community living.
Lord Southesk, director of EDC, said: “Our aim is to provide positive assets for a truly sustainable, modern community and this programme is a simple yet hugely beneficial way to reduce carbons emissions as well as reduce costs.
“The LeafNut wireless control solution will provide better controlled lighting to those living and working in Chapelton and be a great benefit of the town.”