Evari GIS Consulting, Inc. leads the lighting industry in implementing GIS solutions to better understand and manage assets, facilitate energy efficiency retrofit projects, and implement smart lighting solutions.


At Evari, we specialize in getting data right. We understand Public Works Directors, ESCO's, Lighting Designers, Utility Companies and their counterparts rely on accurate and complete data for their decisions. When it comes to streetlights, we find that many asset managers do not have bankable data for making sound investment decisions. 

It is crucial to understand how many assets are owned, where those assets are located, and what the key attributes are (like luminaire wattage and fixture type) in order to make the best investment decisions for communities. We pride ourselves on data-orientation, data collection leadership, and asset management for the lighting industry.

Street Light Audit Team

We have managed data for 1 million street lights to date.

Keep reading to learn about some of the solutions we have provided to ensure our clients' success.


Smart Sensor Deployment, Enterprise GIS Data Management, and RFP Support

  • Client: City of San Diego

  • Prime: Evari GIS Consulting, Inc.

  • Timeline: multi-year contract

San Diego LED Lighting Conversion

Initially subcontracting to Southern Contracting, Evari GIS Consulting completed a $16.03M project to convert 34,600 LS2 cobra head street lights from HPS and LPS to 12 different GE induction fixtures across 325 square miles in the City of San Diego. The project was in compliance with groundbreaking dark sky initiatives where 3000K fixtures were installed within a 30-35 mile buffer of local observatories. Evari reconciled data from various inventories, a service that was required to meet criteria for collection of energy efficiency rebates. The data is shared via a read-only website, enabling the City and contractors real-time insight and transparency throughout the project lifecycle.

Upon successful completion of two separate competitively bid street light conversion projects (for which Evari GIS Consulting provided GIS support as a subcontractor to Southern Contracting and won an Exemplary Systems Award) the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department contracted directly with Evari to provide staff augmentation. Evari GIS is in the third year of this annually recurring contract. Under this contract, Evari provides Request for Proposal (RFP) Development Support, Intelligent Node Deployment Support, and a Comprehensive Curbside Parking Audit. This parking data will be incorporated into the City's new City IQ Nodes, which will be used to improve parking conditions in San Diego. 

The city of San Diego is deploying the world's largest smart city Internet of Things sensor platform with help from Current and AT&T. San Diego will collect real-time sensor data across the city using Current's CityIQ™ sensor node technology which will be installed on 3,200 of the city's street lights.

Data Collection, Enterprise GIS, and Data Management for the largest U.S. Energy Utility Company 

GIS Data Collection
  • Client: Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)

  • Prime: Evari GIS Consulting, Inc.

  • Timeline: multi-year contract

Evari GIS Consulting is the prime contractor under a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract in support of PG&E’s LED Streetlight Upgrade Program. Evari is providing enterprise GIS services to support initial geocoding, field audit, outreach, installation and data updates to acquire new rates. Evari staff is field-checking approximately 300,000 municipal and PG&E-owned street lights and supporting installation of 160,000 street lights across PG&E’s 70,000 square mile territory. Evari supports over 50 named users, including management, field audit review, and 3 distinct installation subcontractors.

Evari provides on-site training and as-needed, on-call support for all users. The system leverages PG&E’s Enterprise License Agreement (ELA), is load balanced within the Amazon Cloud, and leverages SqlServer and ArcGIS Server (Enterprise Advanced). Through the end of 2016 the project saved more than 25 million kilowatt hours of energy use per year. This project is on budget, on schedule, and ongoing.

Obstacles overcome include determining lights' rate schedules in the field and maintaining a cohesive approach across a geographic area larger than most utilities (from Redbluff to Bakersfield).

GIS Field Technicians - Street and Roadway Lighting Audit

Data Collection, Management, and Controls Integration for the largest street lighting conversion project in the United States.

Chicago Lighting
  • Client: Chicago Infrastructure Trust

  • Prime: Ameresco, Inc.

  • Timeline: 219 days

Evari is providing enterprise GIS services for the largest street lighting upgrade project in the United States. This includes atlas and data reconciliation, field audit services, reporting throughout the audit, integration with Silver Spring Network’s adaptive lighting control system, and final data submission. Additionally, Evari is responsible for developing a standard operating procedure for assessing lighting infrastructure conditions, and carrying out this assessment for all infrastructure. Evari staff is field-checking approximately 327,800 street lights throughout the city of Chicago. This project is on budget, on schedule, and ongoing.

Obstacles overcome include completing field work in high-crime hotspots and maintaining the highest levels of accuracy during accelerated timeline. Evari also exceeded their commitment to hiring more than 60% Minority Business Enterprise/Women Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) staff.

Chicago field team, supplemented by The Will Group!

Chicago field team, supplemented by The Will Group!


Comprehensive Street Light Inventory and Assessment with Data Reconciliation

  • Client: City of Santa Fe

  • Prime: Evari GIS Consulting, Inc.

  • Timeline: 1 month

Evari GIS Consulting was the prime contractor, responsible for conducting a detailed field inventory and assessment of existing street lighting in the City of Santa Fe, NM. Evari collected GIS data detailing the streetlights’ location, relevant characteristics, and condition. Upon completion the assessment, Evari provided the city with a spreadsheet, updated GIS database, and reconciled utility data.

Click this link to watch a video testimonial about this project.


Energy Saving Street Light Conversion Project for the City of Phoenix

  • Client: City of Phoenix

  • Prime: Ameresco, Inc.

  • Timeline: 6 months

Evari GIS Consulting was subcontracted to complete the initial audit, data management, and custom web development for a 100,000+ street light conversion project. The project finished on time over the course of 204 days. The project was on budget, on schedule, and ongoing.

In addition to collecting GIS attribute data for all of the City’s street light assets across two different utilities (SRP and APS), Evari continues to support LED installation efforts. Evari has provided Ameresco installers with tablets and a mobile application with which they can updated street light GIS data in real-time, keeping project managers, City staff, and other key stakeholders informed of project progress. Visit the City’s LED Street Light Program webpage to learn more about the project and view the real-time installation progress webmap.

Evari’s Real-Time Installation Progress Dashboard

Evari’s Real-Time Installation Progress Dashboard


We would love to hear from you!


Interested in learning more? Call us at  (858) 314-9447 to learn more about our street lighting services:

  • IoT Integration

  • Asset Management

  • GIS Database Management

  • Energy Savings Analysis

  • Street Light Field Audit and Inventory

  • Installation Support

  • Lighting Design Support

  • Data Reconciliation


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