March 2, 2018

The municipality of Amsterdam has started to develop a 'public lighting vision' to combat light pollution and unnecessary light, and at the same time save energy. The 'plan of action' for this light vision provides many useful ideas for a light vision for Amsterdam and beyond. The main aspect is to characterize specific 'lighting typologies', where guiding principles are set for different types of environments (e.g. shopping streets, pre-war residential streets, transport hubs, etc.). These typologies thus guide in which way lighting can be installed that saves energy and at the same time contributes to e.g. social safety.

Yes. The concept of the lighting vision can be applied elsewhere. In the end, the typologies need to be customized for specific situations.
Needs Addressed
• there are no tools/frameworks in place to assist the public sector in the procurement of energy efficient building, products and services (art. 6)
• insufficient information on training possibilities (art. 17)
• insufficient information on energy technologies (art. 17)
• lack of in-house expertise about energy technologies (art. 17)
• absence of support organizations in your territory addressing energy efficiency matters (art. 17)
• support organizations have insufficient competency and knowledge (art. 17)
• inadequate information on best energy efficiency practices (art. 17)
Validation/testing information
Dienst Infrastructuur, Verkeer en Vervoer, Hans Akkerman (