Auckland replaced 12,500 lights with LEDs in 2016
The City of Auckland has issued its sustainable procurement profile that is now downloadable both from the Publications page and the city webpage. It highlights that by the end of 2016, 12,500 streetlights were replaced with LEDs, achieving a saving of 72% on energy consumption. This is part of Auckland’s LED replacement programme, with a commitment to replace over 44,000 high pressure sodium streetlights with LEDs by 2018, a good example of sustainable procurement.
Other sectors in which the City is purchasing sustainably are transport, waste, and energy and buildings. Amongst its future plans, the trial of e-buses, a wider EV/hybrid fleet replacement, and additional electric vehicle charge points.
Auckland, that joined the GLCN on SP in 2015, has been active in sustainable procurement for several years. Some of its sustainable public procurement achievements are the ISO 14001 training with suppliers that the City carried out, and the retrofitting of the city building achieving 82% waste to landfill diversion, 39% emerge savings and social benefits.
Visit Auckland’s page to download its SP Profile.