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Illuminated Furniture Project to save energy and carbon

MK Highways has secured carbon offset funding to convert its Illuminated furniture to either LED or non-illuminated equivalent

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


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