Resource-saving and energy-efficient digital LED screens have replaced printed billboards in the cities of Almaty and Astana

Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan
New energy efficient LED screens
Energy savings
121 mWh per year
CO2 savings
576 tonnes per year
reduction of energy consumption and of CO2 emissions
GEF, Federal Ministry Republic of Austria, EU

Replacement of paper billboards with energy-efficient LED screens significantly reduces energy consumption

JSC “RTS Deco” is a joint venture (hereinafter “the Company”) organised by the international company JCDecaux, has been operating in the Kazakhstan market since 2000. The Company is offering services on the placement of the outdoor advertising on billboards owned by the Company.

The company learned about the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) from the EBRD in the JSC “Shinhan Bank”. The loan manager informed the Company’s representative about the terms of the GEFF program as well as the possible of financing the purchase of energy-efficient, resource-saving equipment and technologies with credit funds. The Company was considering a project on replacement of printed advertising billboards with environmentally friendly digital LED screens to enable the reduction of energy consumption by 76%. Old billboards consumed more electricity to light up screens and heat electric engines during the cold season. The main advantage of new digital LED screens is energy saving as they are equipped with auto brightness control mode that functions depending on the length of daylight. The use of digital LED screens eliminates the printing of advertising posters, significantly impacting the waste reduction and the carbon footprint. The online content management system allows reducing CO2 emissions, as it does not provide for site visits of technical experts.

“Energy-saving digital LED screens – an excellent solution to improve the quality of our company’s advertising products. Our customers are satisfied with this innovation, the quantity of orders has increased. Zero paper waste – our contribution to environmental care of the native city. We are thankful for the opportunity to join such a very good Program!” commented the Director of RTS Deco JSC, Mikhail Kopylov.

This project was supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance.