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Sustainable Street Lighting Design Supported by Hypergraph-Based Computational Model

Adam Sȩdziwy ()
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Adam Sȩdziwy: Department of Applied Computer Science, AGH University of Science and Technology, al. Mickiewicza 30, Kraków 30-059, Poland

Sustainability, 2015, vol. 8, issue 1, 1-13

Abstract: Street lighting systems are significant energy consumers in urban environments. The important step toward the reduction of this energy consumption and, thus, finding a balance between functional requirements and savings-related demands, was introducing LED-based light sources. There still exists, however, a margin for further savings, which is associated with well-tailored designs of road lighting installations. The critical impediment that has to be overcame beforehand is the computational complexity related to preparing such a well-suited design. To make this approach feasible, we propose using the formal graph-based model, enabling efficient heuristic computations. In this article, we demonstrate several real-life cases showing a coarse estimation of potential savings in terms of reduced CO 2 emission. The presented results are expressed in kWh of saved energy, metric tones of CO 2 , but also as a volume of combusted fuels, to make the assessment more tangible.

Keywords: street lighting; energy efficiency; photometric computations; CO 2 reduction (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: Q Q0 Q2 Q3 Q5 Q56 O13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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