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Ameresco, a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, announced that it has executed a non-exclusive master reseller agreement with Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for the Internet of Important Things, making Ameresco one of several highly respected channel partners for Silver Spring’s standards-based offerings. The collaboration affords an innovative approach to assist smart cities and other public lighting operators to deliver smart street lighting programs and to establish a foundation for future Internet of Things (IoT) applications and services such as smart water, traffic signals, and distributed energy resources.

“This is a natural evolution of Ameresco’s successful track record in implementing energy saving LED street lighting conversion projects,” said Louis Maltezos, Executive Vice President, Ameresco. “In addition, it enables us to extend our traditional project implementation role into an ongoing service/support role while more seamlessly offering a broader array of energy management and smart city value-added services and capabilities to our customers.”

This agreement allows Ameresco to offer Silver Networks’ IPv6 Starfish™ platform and SLV6 city management platform service models to Ameresco’s customers as part of its smart city and municipal street lighting solution offerings. Ameresco believes Silver Spring’s solution will be a valuable tool as Ameresco continues to enhance and execute its LED and Smart City strategy.

“We look forward to working with Ameresco to help utilities and cities build smart lighting systems and to support their broader smart cities goals,” said Brandon Davito, Vice President, Smart Cities and Street Lighting, Silver Spring Networks. “Ameresco offers outstanding value at a lower capital expenditure, reducing the capital and operational barriers that have constrained the market.”

The innovative network-as-a-service model allows municipalities and utilities to cost-effectively deploy a multi-application network and data platform without having to build and manage the network themselves, helping to reduce their capital outlay and the need for IT expertise. The economics and benefits of the smart street light network approach helps cities and utilities manage their resources prudently, and achieve sustainability-driven initiatives and goals throughout their communities.

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