Bassano del Grappa (Italy)

 

Bassano del Grappa, in north-east Italy, is located at the bottom of the Alpine foothills of the Veneto Region, one of the richest zones (industries, SMEs, tourism, agriculture) in the Venetian Piedmont area. This is a region with historical towns and industrial cities as well as important infrastructures connecting East-West and North-South Italy. The symbol of Bassano del Grappa is the famous Alpines’ Bridge, a masterpiece of the architect Andrea Palladio. The city is also known for its medieval remains and Venetian architecture.

The region's Green-Energy policies involve all local administrations under the patronage and active support of the Veneto region, the Managing Authority involved in the PLUS project.As of 7th August 2009, the regulations on “New standards for the containment of light pollution, energy saving lighting for outdoor and environmental protection” oblige Bassano to develop a tailored action plan for the containment of public lighting and energy saving.

Population: 43,540 inhabitants
Density: 933.6/km2
Area: 46.82 km2


Lighting best practices
Currently, the Municipality of Bassano del Grappa is working on a common Municipal Energy Plan that will be an instrument for liaison between the local planning strategies and actions for territorial sustainable development. The Action Plan on public lighting developed within PLUS will become an integral part of the planned strategy and will meet the requirements of the recent regional law on “New standards for the containment of light pollution, energy saving lighting for outdoor and environmental protection” (LR 17/2009).