Deco Lighting receives 2016 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking campaign award for LED canopy luminaire

Commerce, CA – Deco Lighting announced it’s a recipient of the 2016 Lighting Energy Efficiency in Parking (LEEP) campaign award for Exemplary Residential Sector Parking Facility. The Building Owners and Managers Association International (BOMA), International Facility Management Organization (IFMA), International Parking Institute (IPI) and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in conjunction with the Department of Energy Better Buildings Alliance, collaborate on this annual recognition of real estate owners that have achieved exceptional performance in parking facility energy reduction through high-efficiency lighting and controls.

Tasked with replacing a mixture of high wattage metal-halide fixtures with an energy-saving LED solution, Greystar Real Estate and Onicx Energy decided to go with the D533-LED Canopy Luminaire from Deco Lighting. Replacing the existing HID lighting system with a Deco Digital LED System will result in expected annual energy savings of over 165,000 kWh, an incredible 69% reduction in energy consumption for the Avana Parking Garage facilities. Upgrading a total of 234 fixtures, this forward-thinking decision will affect over 400,000 square feet and over 1,200 parking spaces. The top-quality D533-LED luminaire delivers crisp, well-distributed illumination at over 100 lumens per watt. This high efficacy and superior light distribution allowed Greystar Real Estate to replace up to 250W metal-halide fixtures with the 60W D533-LED, an incredible 4-to-1 reduction of energy consumption on some of the existing fixtures.

“We are honored and humbled to be recipients of the LEEP award this year. At Deco Lighting, we truly believe that we can utilize technology to not only reduce energy consumption but also leverage it to create safer environments for generations to come. Lighting is not just a product but a human experience as well,” says Ben Pouladian, President of Deco Lighting.

The 2016 LEEP campaign participants and award winners added nearly 65 million square feet of additional high-performance lighting in parking facilities and achieved an estimated 60 percent in energy savings compared to existing or baseline numbers.
“Deco Lighting’s project represents one of the best-in-class new parking lot facility lighting projects in the United States,” said Paul Wessel, director, USGBC. “By implementing high-performance energy-efficient lighting systems, companies like Deco Lighting are not only cutting energy use and maintenance costs, but helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global electricity consumption.”

The LEEP campaign is an annual award and guidance program that encourages the use of high-efficiency lighting technology in parking facilities in order to save money and energy resources. The 2016 LEEP awards winners were acknowledged at the 2016 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in Los Angeles.

Since its launch in 2012, the LEEP campaign has added more than 550 million square feet of parking structure or lot space, which correlates to annual energy savings of 137 kilowatts or $14 million, enough to power 12,000 homes in the United States annually. There are more than 125 owner, managers and operators across North America participating in high-efficiency parking lighting solutions for new construction projects and retrofits through the LEEP campaign.

About Deco Lighting®
Deco Lighting is a leading provider of innovative LED lighting fixtures and systems for the commercial, municipal, and utility markets. Based in Commerce, California, Deco Lighting aims to Digitize Your Light™ by offering the latest in energy-saving lighting products and integrated smart control systems prepared to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT). Continually winning industry awards and patents for their unique US-made products and designs, Deco Lighting utilizes the latest and most advanced lighting technologies to improve lighting quality, increase efficiency, and sustain the environment. Partnered with leading LED manufacturer Nichia, Deco Lighting offers the only ten-year warranty with labor in the lighting industry.

Recent Developments and Industry Recognition

• Chosen as a Technology Partner for the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC), a U.S. Department of Energy initiative to support property owners and managers in executing cost-effective building performance upgrades

• Introduced Select-a- Watt adjustable drivers with a temperature rating of 95°C

• Released the Gladetino LED Area Lighting Solution, delivering up to 146 lumens per watt of DLC Premium qualified performance

• Named as one of the Top 100 fastest growing companies in Los Angeles in 2015 by the LA Business Journal Deco Lighting® is a registered trademark and Digitize your light™ is a trademark of Deco Lighting, Inc

Contact:

Jonathan Galos, Marketing Manager - Deco Lighting
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