LeafNut chosen for new sustainable Scottish town

An artist’s impression of Chapelton
An artist’s impression of Chapelton

Harvard Engineering, world leader in the design, development and manufacture of LED solutions and lighting controls, has won a contract to install its innovative LeafNut wireless monitoring and control system for street and outdoor lighting in the largest planned new town in Scotland.

LeafNut will be installed in Chapelton, an 8,000-home town with a focus on sustainable community living five miles south of Aberdeen, to save energy. The innovative solution will allow street lights in the town to be remotely monitored and dimmed, reducing carbon emissions by 20 per cent.

Lord Southesk, director of Elsick Development Company (EDC), the developer of the town, commented, “Our aim is to provide positive assets for a truly sustainable, modern community and this programme is a simple yet hugely beneficial way to reduce carbon emissions as well as reduce costs. The LeafNut wireless control solution will provide better controlled lighting to those living and working in Chapelton and be a great benefit to the town.”

Russell Fletcher, sales and marketing director at Harvard Engineering, commented, “The new Chapelton town development in Scotland is a really exciting sustainable project and the choice of LeafNut further emphasises its credentials as an energy saving, cost reducing solution.”

The innovative LeafNut wireless monitoring and control solution allows users to proactively control and monitor their outdoor lights, including dimming, to save energy and carbon emissions. The solution has been installed across more than 330,000 street lights in over 100 locations across the globe, including London, Zurs in Austria, and Sydney in Australia.

Established in 1993, Harvard has grown to become a leading player in the LED lighting and wireless street lighting market. Harvard’s innovative range of products includes the CoolLED range of switchable drivers and EyeNut, the revolutionary wireless remote monitoring system for indoor lighting as well as LeafNut.
2013 – Winner of the Lux Controls Innovation of the Year Award
2012 – Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award at the Mail on Sunday’s Made in Britain Awards
2012 – Winner of the Lux Manufacturer of the Year Award
2012 – UK National Finalist for the European Business Awards
2011 – Winner of the Orange Innovation Award at the National Business Awards
2011 – Winner of the Innovation award at the Wakefield Express Business Awards
2011 – Winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, within the Innovation category
2010 – Winner of the Yorkshire Forward Innovator/10: Innovation in Action Award
2010 – Winner of the Light Sources & Controls Award at the Lighting Design Awards

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