Milton Keynes Council spends £250,000 annually on energy costs to light illuminated street furniture. As part of its long term Asset Management Strategy (HAMS) it has identified the need to utilise technology to ensure that costs are reduced and this asset becomes sustainable.
In order to meet this objective MKC has developed a business case to support a match funding bid for 'Carbon Offset Funding'. This bid has been successful and has been awarded £400,000 from this fund over 3 years. This has been match funded by the authority to provide a budget of £800,000 for the project.
Milton Keynes has also trialled a number of new technologies to develop a palette of low energy sustainable street furniture products that will be installed across the network within this project.
This innovative products pallette has been developed into a selection matrix that will allow its service provider to identify the correct replacement for each and every location on the network to maximise the asset sustainability lifecycle and reduce energy and maintenance costs.
This project and matrix table has also been formally implemented in Milton Keynes Code of Practice for Street Lighting maintenance.
Facts and Figures
1150 Illuminated Bollards on estates converted to Reflective bollards
250 Illuminated Bollards on Grid Roads converted to LED bollards
1750 Illuminated signs in estates converted to reflective signs
240 Illuminated signs on Grid Roads converted to LED signs
Reduction in Energy Costs
Reduction in Carbon
Reduction in maintenance costs
Old units 100% recycled into new bollards