Maple Shade, NJ, September 18, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- The municipality buildings and the street lights of Darby Township are going green.
Darby Township will be looking brighter this fall as the old street lights are replaced with state-of-the-art induction cobra heads. These energy-efficient lights will dramatically cut carbon emissions and utility costs as well as operational costs. At the same time, they will improve the level and quality of lighting, enhancing safety and security throughout public areas.
“The new lamps will last over 100,000 hours, which translates to ten years at our current pattern of usage,” points out Darby Township Manager John B Ryan. “That will significantly reduce our maintenance costs. The upgrade will also cut our current energy consumption by 40%, which means lower utility bills. In addition, there will be a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions.”
According to GreenTech Energy Services, the energy company that will be designing and installing the lighting upgrade, carbon emissions will be reduced by the following amounts:
· Reduction in Carbon Dioxide: 743,240 pounds
· Reduction in Sulfur Dioxide: 2,774,762 grams
· Reduction in Nitrogen Oxide: 1,238,733 grams
Improved light quality, lower electric bills and a major shrinkage of its carbon footprint make Darby Township in Delaware County, PA a forerunner in environmental conservation and a very green place to live.