Martina Morawietz


Smart Street Lighting: Onsite visit at the open-air laboratory

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Cutting energy costs, reducing carbon dioxide emissions, and doing something about insect mortality? It's possible! With intelligent street lights and light management in the cloud. A visit to the Birkenfeld Environmental Campus of Trier University of Applied Sciences shows how smart street lighting can be used to combine strategic sustainability policy, intelligent climate protection and regional value creation.

Times Square in New York, USA


Nadja Kirchhof


Light pollution – the long shadow cast by industrialization

Most of us know about air, water, and land pollution, but we don’t often think about the fact that light can also be a pollutant. Excessive use of artificial light can have serious consequences for humans, wildlife, and our environment.