The City of New Rochelle is replacing about 7,000 street lights with energy-efficient LED fixtures.
The new lights cut electricity use by about half, for an annual energy savings of roughly 2.8 million kilowatt hours, along with related reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
The dollar savings are just as impressive. Over the estimated 20-year lifespan of the LEDs, the City will reduce its energy bill by about $9 million, with initial annual savings of $270,000, growing to $638,000, once the cost of the fixtures is paid back.
This is a big step toward implementing the recommendations of our Sustainability Plan, GreeNR.