The Municipality of Castagneto Carducci, Livorno, wants to become an example of "zero cost consumption", where costs are zeroed both for the local administration and for the environment. The project is called "A world of light at no cost”And aims to obtain energy savings considerable with a significant reduction in environmental impact.
The agreement signed by the Municipality of Castagneto Carducci provides for the replacement of all conventional electrical equipment intended for the lighting of municipal buildings. In more concrete words, 468 lighting devices will be replaced with new generation systems capable of ensuring high efficiency and energy savings record-breaking.
Estimates predict a energy saving equal to 68,142 kWh for each year. Translated into environmental terms, the harmful impact will be reduced by 34,071 kg of CO2 emissions for each year. The agreement was signed last month, the parties involved are the municipality of Castagneto Carducci and the Italian Beghelli group which has been active in the electronic and security sector since 1981.
It seems that the Municipality of Castagneto Carducci has made a significant shift towardsenergy efficiency and savings. The installation of the 468 lighting fixtures did not involve any investment. Thanks to the agreements made with the Italian company, the municipality will "repay" the company through the energy saving obtained. A decidedly extravagant form of payment. The Municipality of Castagneto Carducci has installed a device capable of measuring, with extreme precision, each kWh saved and therefore the consumption of each individual lighting device. In this way the administration will be able to calculate whether the energy saving estimated and actual match and pay back the installation and maintenance costs precisely with the money saved on electricity expense.
The First Citizen Fabio Tinti, he is very satisfied with the signed agreement and is certain that in this way consumption related to the lighting of the Town Hall and all the school buildings will be reduced. Less energy use means savings on electricity costs but also a better quality of life. Moving in this direction, the Mayor Fabio Tinti will propose a positive environmental education and respect for energy resources of our Planet. The plan implemented by the Municipality of Castagneto Carducci is the concrete demonstration that even small daily gestures - such as replacing a light bulb - can achieve significant results.