EUSEW AWARDS 2021
The awards ceremony for the projects selected as part of the EU Sustainable Energy Week was held in Brussels on Monday 25 October.
The idea of the European Community, in fact, is to see awarded the project that is more in line with the concept of sustainable energy and with the pursuit of the climate and energy objectives for 2030. An initiative that sees various stakeholders confront each other, evaluating and proposing projects that contribute to environmental sustainability.
With this premise, the LIFE DIADEME project was awarded the prize as first place in the Innovation category, resulting in the favorite of a jury of experts.
In detail, the Diademe project, supported with a European contribution under the LIFE program, saw the installation of about 1000 sensors (traffic, noise, light, air quality) in the cities of Rome (EUR), Piacenza and Rimini.
Given that public lighting accounts for over 50% of the electricity consumption of most European municipalities, the ability to save in this sector is a key step towards mitigating climate change. In fact, by monitoring weather and light conditions in real time, the DIADEME devices are able to adapt the luminous flux accordingly, thus obtaining energy savings of 40.6% compared to existing technologies that use pre-programmed cycles.
In particular, the innovation behind the DIADEME project introduces a new concept of adaptive lighting, namely the DAI: Distributed Adaptive Installation. A new type of luminous flux regulation that allows, thanks to low cost sensors and machine learning and AI algorithms, to correlate the data of the sensors installed in secondary roads with those of the LTM sensor (FAI Adaptive Lighting).
In this way it is possible to make available for each street a specific dimming data that can be implemented according to the UNI11248 FAI standard, with a truly negligible cost.