Energy saving and user satisfaction for a new advanced public lighting system

Risultato della ricerca: Article

6 Citazioni (Scopus)

Abstract

The retrofit of urban lighting systems is often an advantageous means of achieving notable energy savings and improvements in the quality of light. User habits, expectations and lifestyle can contribute to the design of these systems, for example in deciding on the most appropriate control strategies or the light quality. The influence of such variables can be extended to the overall system performance. This paper presents a method of street lighting design based on two kinds of analysis carried out in a defined test area: measurements (by means of a monitoring study)and user preferences (by means of a survey). The results of this data analysis create the basis for the final design step. The proposed method is applied in a case study: the lighting system of the outdoor areas of the University of Palermo campus (Italy). The results show that the proposed method can be used to optimise the performance of a lighting plant in terms of energy saving and quality of light, while also taking into account the opinions of local users. Indeed, the results of the survey show that 81% of the users feel safe in test areas, 80% declare very good satisfaction with the project, and the totality of the sample would like the implementation of new features embedded in the lighting infrastructure. Expected results of energy savings in the entire campus will be about 70% with a short investment return time (3–4 years).
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)943-957
Numero di pagine15
RivistaEnergy Conversion and Management
Volume195
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2019

Fingerprint

Energy conservation
Lighting
Street lighting
Monitoring

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

Cita questo

@article{b170a72415a2441cb04a4166899d037e,
title = "Energy saving and user satisfaction for a new advanced public lighting system",
abstract = "The retrofit of urban lighting systems is often an advantageous means of achieving notable energy savings and improvements in the quality of light. User habits, expectations and lifestyle can contribute to the design of these systems, for example in deciding on the most appropriate control strategies or the light quality. The influence of such variables can be extended to the overall system performance. This paper presents a method of street lighting design based on two kinds of analysis carried out in a defined test area: measurements (by means of a monitoring study)and user preferences (by means of a survey). The results of this data analysis create the basis for the final design step. The proposed method is applied in a case study: the lighting system of the outdoor areas of the University of Palermo campus (Italy). The results show that the proposed method can be used to optimise the performance of a lighting plant in terms of energy saving and quality of light, while also taking into account the opinions of local users. Indeed, the results of the survey show that 81{\%} of the users feel safe in test areas, 80{\%} declare very good satisfaction with the project, and the totality of the sample would like the implementation of new features embedded in the lighting infrastructure. Expected results of energy savings in the entire campus will be about 70{\%} with a short investment return time (3–4 years).",
keywords = "Energy efficiency, Information and communication technology integration, Lighting design, Smart lighting, User satisfaction",
author = "Marco Beccali and Salvatore Favuzza and {Lo Brano}, Valerio and Giuseppina Ciulla and Marina Bonomolo and Fabio Massaro and {Di Dio}, Vincenzo",
year = "2019",
language = "English",
volume = "195",
pages = "943--957",
journal = "Energy Conversion and Management",
issn = "0196-8904",
publisher = "Elsevier Limited",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Energy saving and user satisfaction for a new advanced public lighting system

AU - Beccali, Marco

AU - Favuzza, Salvatore

AU - Lo Brano, Valerio

AU - Ciulla, Giuseppina

AU - Bonomolo, Marina

AU - Massaro, Fabio

AU - Di Dio, Vincenzo

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - The retrofit of urban lighting systems is often an advantageous means of achieving notable energy savings and improvements in the quality of light. User habits, expectations and lifestyle can contribute to the design of these systems, for example in deciding on the most appropriate control strategies or the light quality. The influence of such variables can be extended to the overall system performance. This paper presents a method of street lighting design based on two kinds of analysis carried out in a defined test area: measurements (by means of a monitoring study)and user preferences (by means of a survey). The results of this data analysis create the basis for the final design step. The proposed method is applied in a case study: the lighting system of the outdoor areas of the University of Palermo campus (Italy). The results show that the proposed method can be used to optimise the performance of a lighting plant in terms of energy saving and quality of light, while also taking into account the opinions of local users. Indeed, the results of the survey show that 81% of the users feel safe in test areas, 80% declare very good satisfaction with the project, and the totality of the sample would like the implementation of new features embedded in the lighting infrastructure. Expected results of energy savings in the entire campus will be about 70% with a short investment return time (3–4 years).

AB - The retrofit of urban lighting systems is often an advantageous means of achieving notable energy savings and improvements in the quality of light. User habits, expectations and lifestyle can contribute to the design of these systems, for example in deciding on the most appropriate control strategies or the light quality. The influence of such variables can be extended to the overall system performance. This paper presents a method of street lighting design based on two kinds of analysis carried out in a defined test area: measurements (by means of a monitoring study)and user preferences (by means of a survey). The results of this data analysis create the basis for the final design step. The proposed method is applied in a case study: the lighting system of the outdoor areas of the University of Palermo campus (Italy). The results show that the proposed method can be used to optimise the performance of a lighting plant in terms of energy saving and quality of light, while also taking into account the opinions of local users. Indeed, the results of the survey show that 81% of the users feel safe in test areas, 80% declare very good satisfaction with the project, and the totality of the sample would like the implementation of new features embedded in the lighting infrastructure. Expected results of energy savings in the entire campus will be about 70% with a short investment return time (3–4 years).

KW - Energy efficiency

KW - Information and communication technology integration

KW - Lighting design

KW - Smart lighting

KW - User satisfaction

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/369127

M3 - Article

VL - 195

SP - 943

EP - 957

JO - Energy Conversion and Management

JF - Energy Conversion and Management

SN - 0196-8904

ER -