New funding model cuts lighting bill by 67%


Parkex showcases award winners.

NCP has managed to cut its energy bill by 67% after upgrading its lighting across 150 multi-storey car parks.

NCP agreed a unique funding model with Future Energy Solutions, enabling them to install over 66,000 LED fittings with no capital investment.

James Lee, sales director at Future Energy Solutions, told delegates at Parkex 2015 how the project has allowed NCP to achieve energy savings of 67%, save around 6,540 tonnes of CO2 every year and reduce NOx by 248lbs over the same time period.

The project was funded by the green technology company in return for a share of the energy savings with support from UK Energy Efficiency Investments Funds. It was also the first transport infrastructure scheme in the UK to qualify for a guarantee from HM Treasury.

Phase 2 and 3 of the project are now underway, which includes the installation of a further 35,000 luminaires across a number of sites.

The project scoped this year’s Sustainable parking Award, organised by Parking Review magazine.

Delegates to Parkex also heard about more details about the winners of the Parking Technology Award (see p.x for further details) and the winner of the Parking in the Community Award, Cambridgeshire County Council for its ‘Don’t Park Here’ initiative.

Rosemary Mullen, assistant road officer at the council, explained how budget cuts meant they had to be more creative at tackling the problem of problem parking outside schools. The council created a music video with 1,000 school pupils to promote safer parking and encourage walking to school.

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