TEN Selected by City of Pittsburgh for LED Streetlight Conversion and Installation Project
November 11, 2021
The Efficiency Network (TEN) has been selected by the City of Pittsburgh for its citywide LED streetlight conversion project. This will convert the City’s existing 35,000 overhead streetlights to LED to save more than $1 million a year in energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, create union jobs and generate workforce development opportunities.
The streetlights will comply with the City’s newly passed Dark Skies Lighting standards, which aims to reduce light pollution and support a healthy environment for people, animals and bird migration. The project will deliver LED lights that are more durable and reduce energy consumption by 40-50% based on the U.S. Department of Energy and industry standards as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions based on a lower consumption of electricity. It also will lessen the costs and frequency of outages and replacements and provide a fully functional turnkey system, including data collection and analysis.
TEN also will provide workforce development opportunities as part of the project, including its partnership with the A. Philip Randolph Institute to connect young people to vocations and offer multiple pathways for employment after the project is completed. Additionally, it’s creating a new apprenticeship funnel program with Pittsburgh Public Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Program that will have a curriculum created by TEN, DLC, IBEW Local #5 and Local #29. TEN will deliver this project utilizing the trained local workforce provided by IBEW Local #5.
“We cannot be more honored to support the City of Pittsburgh in making this significant infrastructure improvement that will benefit all city residents,” said Troy Geanopulos, CEO, TEN. “In addition to improving the quality of lighting throughout the city and saving valuable funds, we’ll use the opportunity to work with the A. Phillip Randolph Institute to identify and train city residents to support some of the workforce needs of the project.”
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