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Enzen LoRa-based street lighting boosts Blythe Valley Park

  • August 24, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

IM Properties is making its mixed-use scheme at Blythe Valley Park in Solihull, near Birmingham, UK, more energy efficient by implementing ZenLumen LoRa-based smart street lighting from Indian company Enzen.
 
Enzen delivered this project in collaboration with its group companies Wellness TechGroup, and NNNCo. Wellness TechGroup develops and implements IoT, cyber security, big data and artificial intelligence. NNNCo is an Australian IoT enterprise provider and LoRaWan operator. The company provides the network layer and technology-agnostic data platform that makes IoT accessible across any industry.
 
IM Properties will be able to monitor and control the park’s lighting infrastructure, detect real-time energy consumption and any operational irregularities. This should deliver energy efficiency, safeguard the public and optimise maintenance. In addition, ZenLumen, which has integrated telecoms and networking capabilities, will offer real-time system updates.
 
The installation should deliver significant lighting efficiency and is expected to reduce the park’s annual lighting energy consumption by more than 60%. Together, the companies are reviewing a sustainability roadmap, which may include future phases of work at Blythe Valley Park.
 
“Smart cities and smart clusters are the future,” said Sanjay Neogi, head of UK and Europe at Enzen. “A fully integrated, efficient and sustainable development can have a positive impact on sustainability in the long-term besides the immediate energy and cost savings. We hope the new smart energy lighting system can act as model living lab for local authorities and other business hubs as they plan their sustainable energy efficient ecosystems.”
 
IM Properties is one of the UK’s largest privately owned investor developers. The company operates Blythe Valley Park, which is a mixed-use community of 25 businesses employing 3500 people and accommodating more than 750 homes.
 
“We are currently reviewing our sustainability goals across the business and Enzen, as an occupier on Blythe Valley Park, was a natural partner to deliver a more sustainable lighting system on our mixed-use scheme,” said Rob Hemus, asset director at IM Properties. “Their experience of delivering similar initiatives across 400 cities across the globe made them an ideal choice.”
 
Enzen, founded in 2006, has grown to more than 4000 knowledge practitioners and developed across the globe. Enzen has a presence in Australia, Africa, India, Middle East, Spain, Turkey, UK and USA, and working projects in more than 44 countries.