"Ma'alot-Tarshiha is a beautiful town of 27,000 people in northern Israel, within upper Galilee, about 600 meters (1,969 feet) above sea level. Along with the municipality, Juganu won a chief scientist grant for Juganu to install its JLED luminaries and wireless management & control system throughout the city's buildings and streets. In total, over 13,000 new and retroﬁt luminaries were installed.
Today, Ma’alot is the ﬁrst Israeli city to have entirely switched to LEDs. Now Ma'alot enjoys brighter lighting while saving about US$900k each year in electricity operating costs, as well as saving capital improvement and maintenance costs on all lighting elements. According to independent testing performed by the IEC (Israel Electrical Corporation), Ma’alot reduced energy consumption by 75% while delivering even more light throughout the city’s streets and buildings."
- the Municipality's waste disposal: transportation and landfill fees.
- the extensive fleet of vehicles: Maintenance and fuel
- "turnaround" in waste disposal by eliminating bio waste on the premises,
- Reduce CO2 emissions,
- the environmental impact of waste on the municipality and the surrounding area.
By using a CHP /Cogeneration system we can produce electricity and heated water –which can be converted to heat in buildings, as well as syngas for further energy needs.
Through the ICT program municipal manpower and vehicles can be diverted in real time to those places were their work is needed thereby saving money
A smart city integrates multiple Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions in a secure fashion to manage a city’s assets. The management is achieved through the assessment and compilation of previously accumulated data from a city’s assets. This includes all of its corresponding local departments that manage the main branches of municipal services in the fields of:
- Waste Management Sanitation Department (both sewer and refuse),
- Water Department,
- City Streets Maintenance, Education Department -the public library, schools,
- Health Department - food and restaurant inspection,
- Emergency Services - fire department, police, ambulance,
- Information systems and other community services.
A smart city therefore is more prepared to respond to challenges than one with a simple 'transactual' relationship with its citizens. Cities need to substantially increase the efficiency in which they operate and use their resources.