It isn’t every day a city council gets a treat like the one Glendale enjoyed Tuesday night.
The city was honored for its work to change out all of their old energy draining high-pressure sodium arc lights with efficient LED replacements.
The project was achieved with help from Arizona State University’s Sustainable Cities Network. As a founding member of the network, Glendale has worked with the university and other member cities to reduce energy use, carbon footprint, recycling and other efforts.
According to the network’s director Anne Reichman, Glendale and Phoenix worked closely as Phoenix started to negotiate to replace its 92,000 streetlights.
“As part of this LED purchase, Glendale was able to piggyback the city of Phoenix originated for their LED streetlight replacement,” she said.