The City of San Leandro is making great strides in reaching its Climate Action Plan goals by investing in infrastructure retrofits and smart city applications. In early 2016, the City Council selected Climatec, an energy services company, to install USD 5.2 million in energy and water saving equipment, asking for a guarantee that savings would cover 100% of the costs of the improvements and related debt services.
Climatec will replace 4,730 street lights with smart LED lamps, implementing PE Smart Urban Network as centralized management and control system. The existing City’s fibre optics network will be used for high-speed communications, and Paradox Engineering’s infrastructure will prepare the City to support multiple smart city applications and services in the future, such as integrated parking systems, public wireless internet service, traffic video surveillance, and more.
The comprehensive project, which also includes installation of new, high-efficiency HVAC equipment, interior/exterior LED building lighting, and smart irrigation clocks in several City parks, is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.