Smart technology will help save money on electricity, water and waste management.
New ultra-long life, energy efficient LED lighting will not only provide a more natural ‘human’ light for the park and enhance safety, combined with a lighting control and monitoring system it will reduce electricity by 60% and maintenance costs by 90%.
A control and monitoring system combined with environmental sensors will ensure that grounds are only watered when it is required, and only for as long as is required. If it rains when watering is due, then the irrigation will not come on. If it is forecast to rain just after watering is due, the watering will be postponed and only take place if rain doesn’t eventuate.
In addition, water monitoring technology will determine how much water is being used and also detect any excess usage that may be caused by fractured pipes or leaking taps. Water can be isolated from a central point until the leak is located and repaired.
Bins equipped with smart sensors will detect when bins are nearly full and notify waste management services that servicing is required. In the same way sensors will inform waste management services if a bin has not been used and does not require servicing, thus reducing the number of services and associated costs.