The amount of energy used in transport is influenced by several factors: land use regulation; mobility management/modal split; efficiency of means of transport; and the energy consumption of transport infrastructure. Most municipalities are not aware of the amount of energy used by transport infrastructure. For example, energy consumption in the municipality of Graz (Austria) for street lighting alone amounts to 8.5 million kWh a year, which equals more than € 1 million.
Therefore, methods to increase energy-efficiency not only reduce costs and emissions, but also provide economic benefits by an increase in regional commercial activity. The aim of this material is to give better understanding and knowledge to energy agencies about energy efficiency in street-lighting and transport infrastructure.