Energy saving lights are being installed in a car park to help cut its carbon footprint.
The LED lighting began to go up in St Michael’s car park in Northampton at the end of last week and will take up to two months to finish.
Once completed it is expected to save Northampton Borough Council almost £18,000 a year.
Funding from energy partnership SALIX will pay for the lighting.
Last year the authority was awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of the reductions it has made in cutting its carbon footprint and its clear commitment to reducing energy year on year.
Councillor John Caswell, borough council cabinet member for the environment, said: “As our aim is to continue to reduce our emissions year on year I am very pleased to see the new lighting being installed in St Michael’s.”