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Título: Light pollution and energy efficiency: a case study of the village of Vialonga
Autor: Mendes, D.
Almeida-Silva, Marina
Manteigas, Vítor
Palavras-chave: Saúde ambiental
Desenvolvimento sustentável
Meio urbano
Iluminação pública
Vialonga
Environmental health
Sustenability
Urban environment
Public lighting
Portugal
Energy efficiency
Data: Mai-2012
Editora: Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Lisboa
Citação: Mendes D, Almeida-Silva M, Manteigas V. Light pollution and energy efficiency: a case study of the village of Vialonga. In ICEH 2012, International Congress on Environmental Health, ESTeSL, Lisbon, May-June 2012. Poster.
Resumo: Since industrialization and the formation of larger urban centers in the nineteenth century, pollution of the environment was always present in daily life in various ways, namely in the form of light. Light pollution can cause various consequences, both for humans and for their ecosystem, producing effects on environmental, social, economic and scientific level. In Portugal, the lighting is responsible for 3% of total electricity consumption, energy costs are in some cases more than 50% towards the costs incurred by municipalities with energy, checking-in recent years a trend similar to that improvement of illumination levels in the region (about 4 to 5% per year). Proper use of lighting brings many benefits both to the citizen and environment, since greater energy efficiency can contribute to reducing CO2 emissions, energy costs, as well as to decrease the use of resources not-renewable and/or contamination of renewable resources, which can occurs in the process of obtaining electricity. The present study has a main goal to analyze the illuminance levels associated to the public lighting of the village of Vialonga, Vila Franca de Xira (Portugal), to verify if it is efficient. The aim is also to relate the efficiency of street lighting with the existence of light pollution.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.21/1709
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