Energy Conservation Measures
When the upgrades are fully implemented, the City of Milpitas will be standardized on LED lighting throughout city parks, sports facilities, streetlights, and most city-owned buildings. Moreover, newly installed technologies will reduce energy consumption, as well as frequency and length of lighting outages.
Operations and maintenance cost savings over the 25-year life of the program will more than pay for the infrastructure upgrades. Across facility lighting, streetlights, and park and sports field lighting, the improvements are projected to yield more than $17 million in net savings for the City of Milpitas.
What Can Residents Do?
Milpitas residents wanting to follow the city’s sustainable example can start by using LED lightbulbs throughout their homes and businesses. The transition makes sense both environmentally and financially, simultaneously improving efficiency and reducing electricity bills.