18 Organizations Recognized for Cutting Parking Facility Energy Use

June 30, 2015 By Linda Hardesty

arby's energy manageThe Better Buildings Alliance’s Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) Campaign recognized 18 organizations for efficient outdoor lighting.

In the past year, these organizations have committed to install efficient lighting across more than 470 million square feet of parking space – cutting energy use on average by 60 percent.

Altogether, 2014 and 2015 LEEP award winners are saving nearly 30 million kWh and $3 million each year by upgrading to high efficiency metal halide, fluorescent, and LED solutions that last three times longer than previously-used technologies, and by using controls to reduce energy use when parking facilities are not in use. Some LEEP award-winning sites have reduced their energy use by as much as 90 percent. To date, more than 140 US businesses and organizations are participating in the campaign and planning or installing energy efficient lighting in their parking lots and garages.

The 2015 (Phase 2) LEEP Campaign Awardees are:

  1. Arby’s Restaurant Group
  2. Army Reserve 63rd Regional Support Command
  3. California State University, Fullerton
  4. CHRISTUS Health, a CBRE managed site
  5. Cox Automotive Group, Manheim New York
  6. Detroit Airport
  7. Denver International Airport
  8. Equity One – Best Use of Lighting Controls in a Single Facility
  9. General Services Administration Northwest Arctic Region
  10. Granite Properties
  11. Kimco Realty Corporation
  12. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
  13. New Ecology
  14. Perry Central School District
  15. Principal Real Estate Investors
  16. University of Minnesota
  17. USAA Real Estate Company
  18. Zappos.com

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