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Smart Cities

Become a cutting-edge, sustainable and resilient city to benefit residents and visitors alike.

Municipal departments like yours depend on systems to operate; a smart city connects these systems and allows data sharing from all network devices. Smart cities use data to improve services, increase efficiency, boost resiliency, and create economic opportunities to enhance the quality of life for their citizens.

As a leader in technology-driven energy projects we help you choose a system capable of providing your city with a solution that meets your environmental requirements and makes economic sense. We focus on energy solutions that apply smart applications to reduce costs, decrease carbon emissions, and improve public services.

Ameresco offers decades of experience in developing industry leading smart energy projects. We apply a proven approach to assist customers identify priorities, objectively evaluate a range of solutions, and build consensus among stakeholders.

Ameresco has an expanding network of best-in-class technology, integration, and data analytics partners. Our ability to manage complex energy projects combined with innovative financing options have enabled our municipal customers to achieve meaningful and measurable results.

Contact us to discuss which technologies align with the future vision and mission of your community.

Smart Lighting

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Ameresco is the clear leader in smart street lighting, with smart controls on more than 62% of 600,000 plus LED street lights to date. Our customers have turned to LED technology for street, roadway, parking lots, and more.

Smart Buildings

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Ameresco has been making smart buildings for nearly 20 years, implementing building automation, smart lighting, grid interaction, and critical monitoring analytics.

Smart Infrastructure

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Ameresco installs sensor networks to improve our customers’ understanding of how their assets are performing, enabling better decisions about their design, operation and maintenance.

Smart Energy

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Ameresco is a leading innovative technology integrator specializing in smart energy applications including microgrids, battery storage, smart meters, renewable energy, and more.

Smart Water

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Ameresco is helping cities everywhere move to smart connected water systems to reduce non-revenue water, gather actionable flow, measure pressure and distribution data, and manage unnecessary water loss.

Smart Mobility

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Electric vehicle sales increased by 64% in 2018, enabling Ameresco to help more customers than ever make EV charging a strategic component of their mobility strategy.

Case Studies

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Smart Buildings: Arizona State University

Extensive use of solar panels is just part of Ameresco’s partnership with ASU, which also includes cogeneration and a long-term capital plan.

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Smart Energy: Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Electric vehicle charging stations, solar installations and LED lighting created a positive annual cash flow at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s parking facilities.

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Smart Energy: Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA

Ameresco worked with PIDC to develop one of the largest private microgrids in the United States, a natural gas peaking plant with 6MW capacity.

Additional Media

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Smart Street Lighting: City of Chicago, IL

City of Chicago Contracts with Ameresco to Modernize and Connect Largest City-Led Wireless Smart Street Lighting Project in The U.S., Utilizing Silver Spring Networks’ Platform

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Ameresco Smart Cities Overview

Ameresco is a Smart City solution integrator drawing from decades of experience developing and tailoring smart energy projects. Download a PDF of our Smart Cities overview.

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