George Street Gateway
A Transformed Streetscape With Significant Cost & Energy Efficiencies
For the revitalization of its streetscape, The City of New Brunswick began exploring energy-efficient lighting options. It evaluated its streetlight inventory of approximately 3,000 lights, paid for on a non-metered service through PSE&G. The City wanted to capitalize on a Middlesex County Sustainability Grant it received. The City’s goal was focused on an environmentally sustainable, fiscally responsible streetscape solution. The initial project phase was the George Street gateway in the busy entertainment district.
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Hadco by Signify Decorative Post Tops
Light Source: LED
Dave Murphy & Associates, Hadco by Signify, Visco Structure
Lack of Specifications and Documentation
The central goal was to maintain light levels and reduce energy consumption, however:
- Lighting technology progresses rapidly.
- LED Standard streetlights were emerging technologies and therefor detailed specifications were not readily available.
- The development of LED streetlights required research in capability and performance testing.
- Complexity heightened as the project progressed, especially with the evaluation of roadway and decorative streetscape requirements – each of which occurred at different phases of documentation.
Hadco by Signify Decorative LED Post Top
DMA developed, with Hadco by Signify, an engineered luminaire – fully supported with photometric analysis and specifications – assisting the decision-making and implementation, that helped New Brunswick achieve sustainability by integrating emerging technologies to transform their streetscape.
Cost Savings, Reduced Emissions
This project yielded significant cost savings and carbon emissions reduction with heightened safety.
We are seeing such significant savings, and not losing any level of safety or comfort.