With Melbourne City named 2017 Intelligent Community of the Year by the Intelligent Community Forum, the city plays host to Australia’s premiere symposium, the Australian Smart Lighting Summit which brings together a wide range of local and international expert speakers as smart lighting controls and networks are rolled out across Australia.
With Ironbark Sustainability as Knowledge Partner of the Smart Lighting Summit, Managing Director Paul Brown and Business manager Alexi Lynch will both be featuring at the Summit. Brown examines retrofit lighting projects underway across Australia while Lynch joins a panel discussion on lighting in urban centres.
With a global conversion to LED lighting underway, smart controls will serve as a basis for the new era of smart cities. Following a well-received presentation at the Summit in 2016, Executive Director of the Smart Outdoor Lighting Alliance, Washington DC, Bob Parks once again features in the 2017 edition of the Summit. Parks takes a community friendly lighting approach in exploring the essential elements of quality public lighting design, showcasing real world examples to emulate, as well as those to be avoided.
New Zealand Opus International Consultants Technical Principal of Lighting Design, Andy Collins, delivers a trans-Tasman perspective on the energy efficient street lighting implemented by Auckland Transport.
City of Ryde Asset Systems Manager, Anthony Ogle oversees the operations of city roads, streetscapes, street lighting, stormwater and local civil infrastructure for the City of Ryde. Ogle reflects on the benefits, lessons learnt and market potential of the success story of the first two rounds of the council’s LED retrofit projects with smart controls.
Principal Lighting Engineer Joe Hancock reflects on the challenges in delivering Florida Power and Light’s smart street lighting program, one of the largest street lighting projects in the world. With 75,000 networked and energy efficient LED lights already installed, the utility is expected to have nearly a half-million street lights that are networked and using energy-efficient LEDs.
WA’s regulatory environment, in a state of flux, has impeded LED works in the region. However, with widespread installation of LED streetlights now underway, the future looks bright. Environment Policy Advisor, Western Australian Local Government Association (WALGA), Laura Simes explores new developments in energy efficient public lighting in WA.
The 5th Australian Smart Lighting Summit, meets at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on the 13th and 14th of September 2017.
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