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."
Economical and Energy Independent
Through the installation of the solar energy collection roofs, the municipality has realized economical and energy savings gained from leasing the underutilized public spaces for community solar farms.
Additionally, by installing solar canopies over parking areas it will also contribute to the welfare of the residents. The installation of solar collection units over parking areas will provide shaded areas from the sun and protection from inclement winter weather for the residents and their vehicles.
Parking in a covered facility contributes substantially to increased vehicle fuel efficiency, because it saves; having to cool cars in the summer and heating cars in the winter during inclement weather. All of this will energy saving will mark Ma’alot as a “Smart City” and as a major contributor to the reduction of the “Carbon Footprint”.
- 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.
So why should Ma’alot take further steps to become a Smart city?
The term “Smart City” in of itself has become one of the biggest buzzwords around right now as more and more city leaders begin to realize the tremendous advantages in accepting the new technological advantages. A "Smart City" process is dynamic as cities exchange information and learn from one another.We should continue our stride into becoming a smart city because urban challenges are growing steadily and are more complex.
Clean and Efficient living
A smart city is all about efficiency and maximizing the quality of life, of and for its citizens, by utilizing the most appropriate resources to drive progress. Cities need to be prepared for future developments and city councils can achieve this by sharing civic responsibility with residents, companies and others through IOT apps that allow for the ready exchange of data, ideas as well as provide economical solutions for a brighter future.
- 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.
Our goal is to implement "Smart City" solutions, with the objective of speeding up the transition to a low carbon, resource-efficient resilient city.