The city in Nevada will work with Cox2M in testing the solution to help address challenges such as energy conservation, infrastructure management and workflow automation.
The City of Henderson, Nevada, has announced the pilot of a smart lighting project, starting with energy efficient lighting management and controls.
In collaboration with Cox2M, the IoT business line of Cox Communications, Henderson is testing the solution to help address challenges such as energy conservation, infrastructure management and workflow automation. The objective of the pilot will be to measure the overall impact and value created by the smart community solution.
According to city leaders, the undertaking will position it among the “most innovative communities” as it aggregates critical data from energy consumption to make actionable decisions on resource management.
Along with future phases of the pilot, the Water Street District is intended to become an innovation exploration environment for the Cox2M Smart Communities platform. The goal is to uncover insights and new solutions to expand in Henderson as well as other Cox markets.
“Given the economic circumstances, we are thrilled to get this project started,” said Robert Herr, chief infrastructure officer and assistant city manager. “We know the data derived from the smart lighting project will help our team address necessary efficient standards and create a more carbon-neutral future.”
The one-year pilot began in September 2020 and includes smart lighting controls on 33 decorative and non-decorative lights, which will lower energy, maintenance, and operational costs. The smart lighting solution will allow the city to monitor the energy usage through a single user interface, so municipal leaders can make actionable decisions through quantitative data analysis.
“For Henderson, this is a huge step in the journey to a more data-driven society that benefits the community and businesses, alike”
The City of Henderson and Cox plan to announce additional smart community projects in the coming months that address water consumption management, parking management solutions and video analytics.
“At Cox, we’ve been with the city throughout this entire journey,” added Derrick Hill, vice president, Cox Business Las Vegas. “We are proud that our teams have collaborated, often virtually, to keep the project moving forward.”
“Smart lighting controls are a key element to an overall smart community ecosystem,” continued Barak Weinisman, vice president, Cox2M and smart communities. “For Henderson, this is a huge step in the journey to a more data-driven society that benefits the community and businesses, alike.”
Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 317,000 residents.
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