August 7, 2009
Lighting Science’s energy saving LED luminaires to reduce annual energy consumption by up to 59 percent in six ASU parking structures
TEMPE, Ariz. and SATELLITE BEACH, FL.– Lighting Science Group Corporation (LSG) (Lighting Science) today announced that Arizona State University (ASU) has taken yet another step in its commitment to 'going green' by retrofitting six parking structures on the Tempe campus with new light emitting-diode (LED) fixtures. Changing the existing fixtures to Lighting Science's LED low bay solution will afford ASU with an annual savings of up to $127,000 in energy and maintenance costs for the six structures that were retrofit.
As part of a Phase II energy conservation and sustainability project underway throughout campus, ASU's partner APS Energy Services replaced over 2,000, 150 W metal halide fixtures with Lighting Science's 78 W LED low bay luminaires. By replacing existing metal halide fixtures and lamps, ASU will reduce its energy consumption by 1.5 million kW hours, which is equivalent to the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 208 passenger vehicles.
For this environmentally conscious university of nearly 80,000 students, faculty and staff, the lighting replacement project offers a variety of benefits.
"Exploring the value of LED lighting solutions is an important component to 'greening' our university," said Bonny Bentzin, the director of sustainable business practices at ASU. "In addition to the superior level of illumination offered by the LED fixtures, installing energy efficient lighting provides financial and environmental benefits."
Improving the light quality in a parking facility enables people to better identify pedestrians, other vehicles and obstructions, helping them feel safer. Lighting Science's pyramid-shaped LED fixtures are made up of 108 light sources, whereby if one light source dims or fails, other light sources remain to provide a reliable level of illumination. The new fixtures are also less costly to maintain because they last 50,000 hours, or approximately three times longer than the typical metal halide fixture they replace.
"APS Energy Services is proud to be a partner with the University in taking yet another step toward their goal of reducing overall energy consumption and its footprint on the environment," said APS Energy Services' Sr. Account Executive, Rick Becker.
"We are proud to be a part of Arizona State University's initiative to employ sustainable, energy efficient technologies throughout the Tempe campus," said Lighting Science CEO, Zach Gibler. "This project demonstrates that LED lighting is an economically viable, environmentally beneficial, and sustainable lighting alternative."
About Lighting Science
Lighting Science Group Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets LED lighting solutions that are environmentally friendlier and more energy efficient than traditional lighting products. LSG offers retrofit LED lamps in form factors that match the form factor of traditional lamps or bulbs and LED luminaires for a range of applications including public and private infrastructure for both indoor and outdoor applications. LSG’s Custom Solutions business unit designs, develops and manufactures custom LED lighting solutions for architectural and artistic projects.
LSG is headquartered in Satellite Beach, Florida; LSG’s Custom Solutions business unit is based in Rancho Cordova, California; LSG’s European operations are based in Goes, The Netherlands; and, LSG has sales offices in Tokyo, Japan, Buckinghamshire, England and Sydney, Australia. For more information about LSG, visit: www.lsgc.com.
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About APS Energy Services
Headquartered in Tempe, AZ, APS Energy Services is the full-services energy services subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW) and has completed energy efficiency and renewable projects throughout the Southwest. APS Energy Services is passionate about the environment and seeks to promote and implement comprehensive energy solutions, while conducting work in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. For more information about APS Energy Services, visit www.apses.com.
About Arizona State University (ASU)
ASU has a vision to be a New American University, promoting excellence in its research and among its students and faculty, increasing access to its educational resources and working with communities to positively impact social and economic development. Further, ASU is a public institution where sustainability is a fundamental precept underlying its teaching, learning, research, and business missions; it seeks to create meaningful change by producing knowledge resulting in solutions to global problems of sustainability. For more information about ASU, visit: www.asu.edu.
About ASU’s Sustainable Business Practices and Campus Sustainability
ASU recognizes that promoting sustainability begins internally with its own business practices and university policy. ASU’s sustainability initiatives, spearheaded by the Global Institute of Sustainability, are advanced by the efforts of people and departments from across the University; leading sustainable practices are addressed and implemented in the areas of energy, water, buildings and grounds, carbon neutrality, food services, transportation, waste and recycling, and, purchasing and policies. For more information about ASU’s sustainable business practices, visit https://sustainability.asu.edu/operations/what-asu-is-doing/. Follow us on Twitter at ASUGreen.
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Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University
Sarah Helmer, 602-744-5023 / firstname.lastname@example.org
APS Energy Services
Jon Di Gesu, 603-770-5731/ email@example.com
Lighting Science Group