LEEPs in Lighting: 18 Organizations Recognized for Energy Efficiency
LED luminaires were installed in California State University's parking garage. The California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research program sponsored the development of these bi-level parking garage luminaires.
The Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking Campaign, or LEEP, strives to assist building owners and managers in implementing energy efficient lighting solutions in parking facilities. This year, the campaign reached 94% of its goal, with 472 million square feet of parking space currently planned for or installed with energy efficient lighting.
With the close of another successful year, the 2015 LEEP Awardees were announced at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International 2015 Every Building Conference and Expo in Los Angeles, Cal. on June 29. The awards recognize high-achieving facilities, recognizing achievements such as "highest annual savings" and "largest absolute area of facility upgrades". Awardees ranged from Arby's Restaurant Group to Zappos.com, Inc. PNNL, which leads the LEEP Campaign for the U.S. Department of Energy, provided technical oversight to awardee submittal, and led the LEEP Campaign Organizers in determining the award categories and winners.
LEEP is a collaborative effort between BOMA International, the Green Parking Council, the International Facility Management Association, and the International Parking Institute. The DOE's Better Buildings Alliance provides technical support to the campaign and its participants.
Congratulations to these organizations for their achievement (and savings!). To learn more about the LEEP awards, visit the LEEP website.