As cities hold the key to achieving the Paris climate goals, the need for data to support progress in cities has never been greater. We are pleased to join hands with the World Council on City Data to help cities as they strive towards a resilient, low-carbon future. Energy efficient LED lighting plays an important role in reducing energy bills and carbon emissions while improving cities safety and livability.
— Harry Verhaar, Head Public and Government Affairs at Signify

New Publication: The Citywide Benefits of Smart & Connected Public Lighting

To download the new WCCD-Signify Report: 'The Citywide Benefits of Smart & Connected Public Lighting - Assessed through WCCD ISO 37120 Data', please click here.

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In March 2017, WCCD and Signify developed and published a new report: The Citywide Benefits of Smart & Connected Public Lighting: Assessed through WCCD ISO 37120 Data. The report was launched at the Global Cities Summit with senior representatives of the City of Los Angeles and the City of Buenos Aires, who contributed to its development.

The report highlights that cities globally are recognizing the value of high-caliber standardized city data to inform infrastructure investment and decision-making. This data-driven approach is particularly important for evaluating new smart infrastructure solutions, which can produce multiple financial, economic, social and environmental benefits.

The report showcases two WCCD Foundation Cities – Los Angeles and Buenos Aires – that have adopted the Signify CityTouch solution accompanied by widespread conversion to LED public lighting. The report shows the positive impacts of these investments that combine significant energy cost savings, reduced carbon emissions, improved system reliability, and reduced maintenance workload.

Improved lighting also generates a wider set of benefits at the city level, such as reduced crime rates, improved citizen perceptions of safety, improved traffic safety for all road users, and significant contributions to city attractiveness and economic vitality. The report summarizes the evidence of many of these benefits, highlighting that quantifying positive impacts at the city level is possible through WCCD ISO 37120 certified data.

This data can then play a major role in building the investment case for mobilizing funding and securing citizen support, demonstrating impact and progress over time, and assisting other cities to understand the benefits of these solutions through data-driven city-to-city learning.

Signify Overview

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), formerly Philips Lighting, is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Its Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2017 sales of EUR 7.0 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries, Signify unlocks the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter and LinkedIn

This Foundation Partnership will promote the role that ISO-standardized city data can play in driving the rapid market adoption of high-efficiency energy solutions, which will be critical if cities around the world are to achieve their ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets. For example, a global transformation to LED-based lighting would reduce global electricity consumption for lighting by more than 45% and avoid 660 million tonnes of CO2 emissions per year.